2014 Unit of Study

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Transport and Infrastructure Foundations
UoS Code ITLS5100
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Prohibitions TPTM6241
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.
Lectures 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details.
Assessment Group presentations (45%), individual annotated bibliography (20%), individual essay (25%), and group poster presentation (10%).
Description This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the role of transportation and infrastructure within the 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, plus the energy, telecommunications and water infrastructure industries.