CEG8417 : Field Class - Transport

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide an understanding of how Transport policy and systems are applied in practice. To see European perspectives on Transport, and understand how different cultures and governances affect the development, delivery and operation of transport systems.

This module comprises a residential field trip to Karlsruhe and other cities in the west of Germany. During the trip a series of lectures are delivered by experts from local companies, local authorities and transport operators. Technical visits are arranged in parallel with the lectures.

Outline Of Syllabus

Lectures on German transport policy and planning at national, regional and local level; research and development of microsimulation and its application to vehicles and pedestrians; transport systems management; environmental impact of transport; and development and operation of public transport systems. Technical visits to public transport operators, transport authorities and other transport systems.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork98:0072:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study124:0024:00Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Field based work will be used to make notes on relevant policy, practice and other observations.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Exam to test knowledge and understanding of systems and practices seen on the field trip.

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