Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Transport Policy and Legislation

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Please submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

This course introduces you to the grand challenges, the process of policy formulation, stakeholder engagement, and policy evaluation, using appropriate and relevant case studies from the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

The course:

  • provides an introduction to the nature and orientation of post-war traffic growth and possible future scenarios, and how policy has evolved to attempt to match the demand for and supply of road space
  • describes the local, regional and national government structures relating to the delivery of transport services
  • orientates transport and transport policy within the wider context of sustainability, for example in terms of economic growth, climate change, health, social exclusion and education
  • introduces key policy documents and legislation relevant to transport at the local, national and international level in areas such as planning, policy and finance; alternative transport modes; environmental issues; health and safety; and energy and fuels

Who is the course aimed at?

This is an introductory course on the Transport Masters Programme and therefore most appropriate for engineers and planners in the early part of their career, or those transferring from a non-transport background.

Endorsed by:
Endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Transport Policy and Legislation endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Objectives and Outline

Transport Policy and Legislation

Course Objectives

By the time you've finished the course, you'll have:

  • an understanding of the grand challenges, and the ability to apply the processes of policy formulation, stakeholder engagement, and policy evaluation
  • an understanding of the nature of traffic growth in the post-war period and possible future scenarios
  • an awareness of governmental structures and the roles and responsibilities of relevant organisations in the planning and delivery of transport services
  • an understanding of key national and international policy documents and legislation

You'll also have developed the ability to:

  • advise on the grand challenges and develop policy for effective transport solutions
  • advise on changes in the nature of travel demand during the post-war period in the UK and elsewhere, and on growth scenarios in the future
  • discuss and review critically key national and international policy and legislative documents relevant to the planning and management of transport and travel

Course Outline

Grand challenges, the historical context and the need for transport policy; future targets for climate change; how to formulate policy and the key processes involved; gathering information for evidence-based policy making; stakeholder engagement; understanding public attitudes and policy acceptance; policy scrutiny and impact monitoring and evaluation (for example CODIA and FESTA evaluation criteria); case studies of policy formulation from the UK, Europe and Worldwide; formulating transport policy in times of economic austerity; key national and international policy and legislative documents; funding of national and international transport projects; best practice in allocating roles and responsibilities for the delivery of transport services (to cover road, rail, air and maritime transport with examples from the UK and elsewhere).

Endorsed by:
Endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Transport Policy and Legislation endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Please submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Transport Policy and Legislation

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8418) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Transport Policy and Legislation

Presenters

Newcastle University
  • Dr Neil Thorpe (Course Leader)
  • Mr Roger Bird
  • Dr Dilum Dissanayake
  • Mr Simon Edwards
  • Dr Anil Namdeo

Fees

Transport Policy and Legislation

Fees

  • Transport Policy and Legislation
    • £1325

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).