Highway Engineering

Module aims

  • The impact of recent trends in logistics and supply chain management on freight transport. 
  • Presentations on the strategic, tactical and operational levels of freight transport. 
  • Routing and scheduling methods used in tour and load planning. 
  • The developing field of mobile communication in freight transport. 
  • City logistics: the problems and solutions for freight transport in cities. 
  • The specialist fields of port logistics, construction logistics and hazardous material transport. 
  • Freight flow modelling techniques as used in national, regional and urban planning. 

Learning outcomes

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

  • Design and manage public transport systems.
  • Become aware of wider contexts associated with public transport.

Module syllabus

  • Students will develop a plan of a public transport system throughout the module. Each lecture will give a viewpoint, of which students will take account in the project development.
  • Students will give presentations about their plans in the last lecture.   
  • Some of the topics (e.g. Business Case Development, Timetabling) would be covered also by CI9-T-28: Railway Management, Operation and Engineering.  

No.

Topic

Staff

01-02

Introduction, Site Visit

TF

03-04

Transport Planning and Demand Modelling

LW

05-06

Project Objectives and Business Case Development

TF

07-08

Decision Making

NAT

09-10

Bus Network Design

TF

11-12

Operational Aspects: Crime and Accessibility

RS

13-14

Infrastructure Planning and Development

TF

15-16

Operational Resource Planning (2): Passenger movements management

TF/SSA

17-18

Preparation for Presentation

TF

19-20

Presentation

TF

Teaching methods

This module is taught through lectures, and includes student presentations. 

Assessments

The examination format for the above module is a written paper. Five questions are set of which you are required to answer three.

Module leaders

Dr Arnab Majumdar