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Module

CEG8431 : Technologies for Future Mobility

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Phil Blythe
  • Lecturer: Dr David Golightly, Professor Colin Herron
  • Other Staff: Mr Simon Edwards
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System

Aims

This module aims to examine what forms mobility will take in the near future, what scenarios might influence the forms of that mobility, and what technologies will underpin those future transportation networks. The module does this by focusing on five example areas. The aims being:

1. Provide some base material through workshops and seminars on key challenges in different sectors of transport and mobility, which will include:
• Electromobility and the wider decarbonization of transport;
• Future Freight and Logistics;
• Smart Port Operations;
• Automation of road transport; and
• Smart Cities

2. Introduce the students to a range of stakeholders who will present their role in future mobility and the challenges thy have going forward, asking the students to discuss the challenges and opportunities and coming up with visions of how future transport can tackle their challenges.

3. Through visits to stakeholders and facilitated, challenge based workshops, create and environment where the students can discuss and debate the challenges and come up with innovative solutions, backed up by evidence and references.

4. Understand how the above processes and experience enable them to transition into transport, mobility and logistics professionals.

5. Utilize the experience of engaging with leading edge companies and stakeholders in future mobility will enrich their understanding of what is and where future transport and future mobility is evolving.

The module will be challenge led, through a series of visits and workshops co-created with stakeholders who can elaborate on the challenges they have.

Note that the module includes contributions from external speakers from industry, therefore the precise structure and format of lectures may vary from year-to-year, based on speaker availability.

Outline Of Syllabus

workshops and seminars on key challenges in different sectors of transport and mobility, which will include:
•       Electromobility and the wider decarbonization of transport;
•       Future Freight and Logistics;
•       Smart Port Operations;
•       Automation of road transport; and
•       Smart Cities

The module will be delivered as a series of introductory lectures to set the scene and then will be delivered through FOUR challenge led workshops hosted by key stakeholders at their premises

These case studies will be electromobility (hosted by Faraday NE); Future Logistics (hosted by VANTEC – logistics supplier to Nissan); Smart and net zero ports (hosted by the Port of Tyne); smart cities; 5G vision and automated public transport (hosted by the Sunderland City Council’s smart cities team)

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Individual Essay based on topic discussed and debated in workshop 4 (50%)
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials31:003:00Future Mobility UK Foresight Programme;
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Group Coursework on a topic related to either workshop 1, workshop 2 or workshop 3 (50%)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture21:002:00Module introduction and recap. Familiarisation with topics/reading list.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching14:004:00Students attend the whole of the group presentation, however each group will only be presenting for 20 minutes.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops11:001:00Final discussion and debate on the future of transport, based on the outcomes of the module.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops14:004:00Electromobility and Decarbonization with the Faraday Battery Centre
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork18:008:00Smart Cities, 5G and Automation (day visit and workshop hosted by Sunderland City Council’s Smart Cities team)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork18:008:00Smart Ports of the future (day visit and workshop hosted by Port of Tyne)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork18:008:00Future Logistics and Freight (day visit and workshop hosted by Vantec Logistics @ Nissan)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study133:0033:00n/a
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This is the last module for the masters students. Want them to bring together much of what they have learnt so have organized the modules around technical visits to key stakeholder organizations and through workshops where the stakeholders business operations and challenges are discussed and debated the students can develop practical ideas of how Future Mobility solutions can solve these problems. Helps develop their wider context of thinking (critical for masters students) and their professional skills of interacting with ‘real’ stakeholders.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M100Individual Report
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Prof skill assessmnt2Mgroup work and group presentations will form part of the workshops that are held on the day-visits to the different stakeholders
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written report will test students understanding of the concepts of automated driving, the use of simulation in studying new technologies and their ability to apply data processing and statistical techniques to that data – skills that are required by industry.

The formative assessments based on workshops all students to further develop their wider context of thinking (critical for masters students) and their professional skills of interacting with ‘real’ stakeholders.

Reading Lists

Timetable