CEG8425 : Public Inquiry into a Transport Scheme
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Neil Thorpe
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To instruct students in the various procedures that transport projects must undergo before implementation can commence.
To develop the skills of students in presenting technical information in appropriate ways to varied audiences.
To give students experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment, where specialists must communicate and work together effectively.
To give students a sense of enthusiasm for the study of Transport through conveying its importance to society, and relevance in the modern world.
Outline Of Syllabus
What is a Public Inquiry?
Introduction to Appraisal in Transport
Environmental Impact Assessment
Case Study 1 - Guide to the Evidence
Mock Public Inquiry 1
Case Study 2 - Guide to the Evidence
Mock Public Inquiry 2
Preparation of Planning Inspectors Report
(n.b. number of case studies is dependent on student numbers)is dependent on student numbers)
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||4:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||18:00||18:00||Report|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Reading P.I. evidence and preparing for mock public inquiry|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||4:00||4:00||Mock Public Inquiry|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||3:00||3:00||Site visit|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||4||1:00||4:00||For discussion of progress on assimilating public inquiry evidence|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||55:00||55:00||Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Specialist knowledge, understanding and skills are primarily imparted via lectures, supported by practical group work, two local public inquiry case-studies and a site visit. Students are encouraged and expected to learn through independent reading and reflection which is supported by an extensive list of relevant literature. Observations and discussions during the site visit and a mock public inquiry helps reinforce the lecture and reading material.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||60||2||M||40||Public Inquiry Group Presentation|
|Report||2||M||60||Preparation of an individual 1500 word "Public Inquiry Inspector's" report|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The specialist skills, knowledge and understanding imparted during the module are assessed by means of two items of coursework. The first exercise is an individual assignment involving the preparation of a Planning Inspector's report based on the mock public inquiry held earlier in the module. The second item is an assessment of the group's performance (e.g. preparation, cohesion, team-working, quality of oral and visual presentation) for the mock public inquiry.