Transport and its Context

Module aims

  • To introduce students to the fundamentals of the transport system and the context in which it operates, forming the foundation and basis for the rest of the transport MSc courses.

Learning outcomes

 On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to:

  • Provide a coherent statement of the fundamentals of transport systems and their operational context. 

Module syllabus

Through a combination of lectures and seminars by industry leaders, this module covers:

  • The transport system, including: movement of people and goods; transport modes and infrastructure; characteristics of transport systems.
  • Demand for transport and its interaction with supply: location, passenger and freight demand, needs of special groups, transport costs.
  • Resources and expenditure.
  • Agencies and individuals in Britain and in Europe as a whole having roles related to transport.
  • Policy issues world-wide concerning transport.
  • Legislation, regulation and administration.
  • Case studies are based on London and its transport system.  

Topic

Staff

Introduction to Transport.

WYO

Social and Historical context.

MS

Transport Engineering.

BGH

Intelligent Transport Systems

NH

Accessibility

NAT

Health and Safety

PC

Logistics

KH

Research Methods.

NC/HT

Optional Module Briefing.

PA

Activities: Weekly seminars by industry leaders and experts.

WYO

Teaching methods

 A combination of lectures and seminars. 

Assessments

 The module is not assessed. 

Module leaders

Professor Washington Ochieng