Postgraduate

CEG8425 : Public Inquiry into a Transport Scheme

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

Introduction
What is a Public Inquiry?
Introduction to Appraisal in Transport
Environmental Impact Assessment
Case Study 1 - Guide to the Evidence
Site Visit
Practical Exercises
Mock Public Inquiry 1
Case Study 2 - Guide to the Evidence
Practical Exercises
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)

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
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials14:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion118:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00Online synchronous introductory lecture
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops13:003:00Public enquiry workshop. present in person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork12:002:00Online synchronous - virtual site visit
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery11:001:00On line synchronous
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study157:0057:00Including team work
Total99:00
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.

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
Oral Presentation602M40Public Inquiry Group Presentation
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M60Preparation 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.

Reading Lists

Timetable