2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Transport Modes and Systems|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Additional Information||This is the foundation unit for all transport management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.|
|Lectures||2 x 3 hour lectures (same day) every other week. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||Individual report (20%), in-class quizzes (30%), scenario reports (25%), final report (25%)|
|Description||This unit offers students a comprehensive knowledge of the physical and economic structure of each of the fundamental modes of transport for private and commercial stakeholders. In this introductory unit, each mode - road, rail, air and sea - is presented from economic and market intelligence perspectives, giving students vital information on what drives passenger and freight behaviour and how the modes are interlinked. Students will participate actively, learning intelligent and strategic transport decision-making and communication skills through a series of team-based strategic activities. These skills will improve students\\\' ability to perform well in subsequent units and ultimately in their transport or logistics careers.|