Transport and Infrastructure Foundations (ITLS5100)


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 and infrastructure.

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8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 5 x 3.5 hr tutorials, 1 x 3.5hr field study


individual annotated bibliograpahy (20%), individual report (35%), group presentations (15%), final exam (30%)


Annema JA and Banister D (2013) The Transport System and Transport Policy; Bliemer, MCJ & Mulley C and Moutou CJ (eds) (2016) Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World.

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This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.