2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
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|Transport and Infrastructure Foundations|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Assumed Knowledge||There is no assumed knowledge or skills for this foundational unit.|
|Lectures||8 x 3.5 hour lectures, 4 x 3.5 hour tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details.|
|Assessment||Group presentations on pre-readings (x3) (45%), individual annotated bibliography (20%), individual essay (25%), group poster presentation (10%)|
This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the role of transportation and infrastructure within the global economy. The key concepts and theories needed for management of transport and infrastructure are introduced and each of the key transport and infrastructure industries are considered from a market intelligence perspective. In providing the foundational knowledge for students in transport and infrastructure, the unit also introduces students to the professional communication skills needed for success as a student and as a manager. Examples and case studies are drawn from all modes of transport, including freight and transport plus the energy, telecommunications and water infrastructure industries.