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, plus the energy, telecommunications and water infrastructure industries.

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8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details.


Group presentations (45%), individual annotated bibliography (20%), individual essay (25%), and group poster presentation (10%).


Coyle JJ, Novack RA, Gibson BJ and Bardi JE (2011) Transportation: A Supply Chain Perspective; Quinet E and Vickerman R (2004) Principles of Transport Economics; van Wee B, Annema JA and Banister D (2013) The Transport System and Transport Policy

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Study this unit outside a degree

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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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.