Transport, Environmental Impacts and Safety

Module aims

This course aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principal environmental impacts and safety concerns of transport. To equip students with tools and techniques for evaluating air quality, noise and climate impacts of transport at local and global scales. To train students to understand and evaluate the principles of transport risk and safety, specifically with respect to different transport modes and human factors.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to: Describe the principal mechanisms by which different transport modes impact upon the environment, with specific consideration of air quality, climate and noise impacts. Evaluate these environmental impacts using a number of modelling tools and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) frameworks, and understand key impact measurement techniques. Understand environmental regulations on transport and describe innovations to reduce transport?s environmental impacts, including emissions control technologies. Analyse accidents and incidents in an appropriate framework and calculate transport risk. Explain and evaluate human risk factors and how risks are mitigated.

Assessments

This information is provided separately via the Student VLE System

Reading list

Module leaders

Dr Marc Stettler