Postgraduate

CEG8417 : European Study Tour

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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.

Delivery of this module will be subject to any restrictions in place due to the Covid 19 situation at the time.

Plan A would to be to run in the normal mode under non covid-19 restrictions in which case this module comprises a residential field trip to 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.

Plan B would be offered as a result of Covid 19 restrictions at the time and would comprise an online fieldtrip and activities.

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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Revision for exam
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
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

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

Delivery of this module will be subject to any restrictions in place due to the Covid 19 situation at the time.

Plan A would to be to run in the normal mode under non covid-19 restrictions in which case this module comprises a residential field trip to 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. This would take place in semester 3

Plan B would be offered as a result of Covid 19 restrictions at the time and would comprise an online fieldtrip and activities.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
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.

Reading Lists

Timetable