SL2551 Sustainable Transport Systems

Single subject course, 7,5 Higher education credits, Second cycle, spring semester 2021

It is no longer possible to apply to this option

The course aims to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of current transport systems, their sustainability consequences, and how they can be transformed strategically to sustainability.

Facts

  • Type of instruction: Distance, mixed-time, part-time 50%
  • Period : 2021-January-18 until 2021-March-28
  • Education level: A1N
  • Application: It is no longer possible to apply to this option
  • Language of instruction: The language of instruction is English.
  • Location: Some or all of education and examination is held at distance.
  • No. of occasions: Mandatory: none, Voluntary: none
  • Main field of study: Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
  • Course syllabus: Download
  • Welcome letter: Download
  • Entry requirements: Taken a university education of at least 120 credits. Taken a basic course in Strategic Sustainable Development of at least 6 credits. English 6.

Content

A variety of topics that affects strategic sustainable development of transport systems will be covered. This includes sustainability effects of different transport modes and their life cycles for both goods and people, and the planning, management and integration of transport modes to support strategic sustainable development of the society at large.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
• Describe in an overall way global sustainability challenges, policies and objectives that affect the development potential of the transport sector.
• Describe current and possible future passenger and goods transport modes and their life cycles, and how they relate to strategic sustainable development.
• Describe current and possible future transport planning as a part of spatial planning for urban and rural development, transport management/governance, integration of different transport modes, and how they relate to strategic sustainable development.

Competence and skills
• Conduct an overall analysis of sustainability effects for different transport solutions, plans, policies and practices.
• Together with transport stakeholders, make overall plans for strategic sustainable development of transport systems.

Judgement and approach
• Argue in general terms about advantages and disadvantages of different solutions for strategic sustainable development of transport systems.
• Discuss how different major transport stakeholders and societal sectors can contribute to strategic sustainable development of the transport system.

Course literature and other teaching material

Schiller, P.L., Kenworthy, J.R., 2018. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning and Implementation, 2nd ed. ISBN 9781315644486.
Supplementary materials are provided.

Course literature and other teaching material

Schiller, P.L., Kenworthy, J.R., 2018. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning and Implementation, 2nd ed. ISBN 9781315644486.
Supplementary materials are provided.

Learning methods

The teaching takes place on distance through lectures, interactive seminars, and supervision. Projects supervised by teachers give students opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in practice, as well as practicing on presentation, opposition and report writing.

Work placement

No work placement is included in the planned learning activities. BTH is aiming for a close contact with the surrounding community when developing courses and programmes.

Teachers

Examiner
  1. Henrik Ny
Course Manager
  1. Sven Borén

Time allocation

On average, a student should study 200 hours to reach the learning outcomes.
This time includes all the various available learning activities (lectures, self studies, examinations, etc.).
This estimation is based on the fact that one academic year counts as 60 ECTS credits,
corresponding to an average student workload of 1 600 hours. This may vary individually.

Assessments

Grading

The course will be graded A Excellent, B Very good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, FX Insufficient, supplementation required, F Fail.

Exams

More information about exams are found in the Student's Portal, where you also enrolls for most exams.


There might be other scheduled examinations. Information regarding these examinations are available in the learning platform Canvas or at other places that the person who is responsible of the course will refer to.

Course Evaluation

The course manager is responsible for the views of students on the course being systematically and regularly gathered and that the results of the evaluations in various forms affect the form and development of the course.

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