Units of study for the Transport Management coursework programs

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Table of postgraduate units of study: Transport Management

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Core units of study
(i) Foundation units
All students must complete the following core units. ITLS5100 must be completed in a student's first semester of study.
ITLS5100
Transport and Infrastructure Foundations
6    N TPTM6241


This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS5200
Quantitative Logistics & Transport
6    A Basic familiarity with MS Excel and basic mathematical knowledge.
C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6495
Semester 1
Semester 2
(ii) Advanced units
ITLS6100
Logistics & Transport Economics
6    C ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6130
Semester 1
ITLS6101
Global Freight Logistics Management
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6440
Int January
Semester 2
(iii) Capstone unit - Master's students only
Master's degree students must complete the following capstone unit in their final semester of study.
ITLS6190
Transport & Infrastructure Systems
6    P ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
C ITLS6100 and ITLS6101
N TPTM6450


This is the capstone unit for the Master of Transport Management and should be completed in the last period of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective units of study
(i) Master's degree: five elective units (30 credit points) must be completed.
(ii) Graduate Diploma: two elective units (12 credit points) must be completed (excluding ITLS6900, ITLS6901 and BUSS6500).
ITLS6102
Strategic Transport Planning
6    C ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6350
Semester 2
ITLS6103
Sustainable Urban Transport Policy
6    C ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N TPTM6470
Semester 1
ITLS6104
Public Transport Operations and Policy
6    C ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N TPTM6240
Semester 1
ITLS6105
Traffic & Mobility Management
6    C ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6360
Semester 2
ITLS6107
GIS for Transport Supply Chains
6    A This unit assumes no prior knowledge of GIS; the unit is hands-on involving the use of software, which students will be trained in using.
C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6180
Semester 1
ITLS6108
Management and Operation of Railways
6    N TPTM6222
Int July
ITLS6300
Maritime Management & Logistics
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6200
Semester 1
ITLS6301
Ports Management
6    C ITLS6300 or TPTM6200
Semester 1
ITLS6302
Maritime Case Studies & Simulation
6    C ITLS6301
Semester 2
ITLS6400
Airline Strategy and Supply Chains
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6160
Semester 2
ITLS6401
Airport Management
6    C ITLS6400 or TPTM6160
Semester 1
ITLS6402
Aviation Case Studies & Simulation
6    C ITLS6400 or TPTM6160
Semester 2
ITLS6500
Decision Making on Mega Projects
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241) or INFS5001
Semester 1
ITLS6501
Infrastructure Financing
6    C ITLS5200 (or TPTM6495) or QBUS5002
Semester 1
ITLS6502
Infrastructure Management Case Studies
6    P (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and ITLS6500
Semester 2
ITLS6900
Research Case Study I
6    P ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6300

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit requires special permission from the Unit Coordinator please contact Dr Andrew Collins: andrew.collins@sydney.edu.au
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS6901
Research Case Study II
6    P ITLS6900
N TPTM6300

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit requires special permission from the Unit Coordinator please contact Dr Andrew Collins: andrew.collins@sydney.edu.au
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6500
Industry Placement
6    P 8 units with a WAM of 65%
N ECOF6500, ECOF6501, ECOF6502, BUSS6501, BUSS6502

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au
Int February
Int July
Semester 1
Semester 2

Unit of study descriptions for the Transport Management coursework programs

Please note: These unit of study descriptions are listed alphanumerically by unit code.

BUSS6500 Industry Placement

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Zina O'Leary Session: Int February,Int July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Wks 1-3: 1x 3hrs pre-placement workshops; Wks 4-12: 3 ½ days a week internship; Wk 13: presentation. Assessment: learning contract (0%), reflective journal (20%), presentation (15%), and research report (65%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au
This unit is available to outstanding students completing the Master of Commerce, Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, Master of Logistics Management, Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Transport Management program. It involves a professional placement with a business, government, or non-government organisation. It will include preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and report writing. Assessment will include a reflective journal and professional report and presentation based on the internship placement.
ITLS5100 Transport and Infrastructure Foundations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Geoffrey Clifton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hour lectures, 4 x 3.5 hour tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Report (15%), quiz (30%), team presentation (25%), team report (30%)
Note: This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.
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.
Textbooks
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
ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Geoffrey Clifton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 3.5 hour lectures, 6 x 3.5 hour computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: In-class quizzes (20%), computer exams (2) (50%), final exam (30%)
Successful logistics, transport and infrastructure management relies on the ability to analyse and transform data into usable information to support decision making. This course teaches both the theory and practice of quantitative analysis. Students are guided through the basic theories used in decision making but emphasis is placed on how the theories are applied in practice, drawing on real world experience in quantitative analysis. Computer based workshops complement the lectures and provide students with highly marketable skills in MS Excel.
Textbooks
Rose J and Beck M (2007) Basic Quantitative Analysis for Management
ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor John Rose Session: Semester 1 Classes: 9 x 3.5 hour lectures, 3 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: In-class quizzes (x4) (20%), final report (25%), final presentation (30%), take home exam (25%)
Economic concepts within a setting of logistics and transport systems are part of the essential toolkit necessary to inform efficient and effective strategic and policy outcomes. Markets and the regulatory process define key elements of how an economy can influence the performance of logistics and transport businesses. This unit focuses on identifying frameworks and concepts drawn from the mainstream economics discipline that are of especial relevance to the study of the structure, conduct and performance of logistics and transport businesses in both the private and public sectors, as well as the passenger and freight sectors. Major themes include the regulatory and institutional environment, the role of markets and competition, understanding demand for services, the role of pricing, and how to establish appropriate costs in service provision.
ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rico Merkert Session: Int January,Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 3.5 hour lectures, 3 x 3.5 hour seminars, 3 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Individual report (30%), quiz (x2) (30%), exercise (40%)
This unit seeks to give students an understanding of the management of international freight, including express, freight forwarding, air freight and ocean shipping. The unit will discuss underlying drivers of international trade flows and the demand for capacity in different freight transport modes, as well as industry structure, regulatory environment (customs, etc.) and market access. Building on this background the unit will highlight the implications for profitable air cargo and shipping operations. Particular focus will be given to fleet and network planning, revenue and cost management. The material covered in the unit will take into account recent developments in global and regional economic activity and discuss implications for the various sectors of the air, sea and intermodal freight businesses. This unit covers operators, customers and investors perspectives and strategies and intermodal freight businesses.
Textbooks
Morrell P (2011) Moving Boxes By Air: The Economics of International Air Cargo
ITLS6102 Strategic Transport Planning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michiel Bliemer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 3.5 hour lectures, 6 x 3.5 hour computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Individual reports (x2) (50%), group report (30%), in-class exams (20%)
Strategic transport planners advise the government on where to plan new infrastructure, where to expand existing infrastructure, or where to introduce or expand public transport services. When deciding on such large long-term investments in infrastructure and transit services, all government bodies - federal, state, and local - rely on forecasts of the effects of these investments on traffic flows, congestion, and impacts on the environment.This unit provides a basic understanding of the main principles underlying strategic transport models for forecasting, and the knowledge to critically assess forecasts of transport strategies made by transport planners. Students acquire knowledge of strategic forecasting models used by government and consultants as well as the methods to capture travel behaviour such as mode choice and route choice. Simple mathematical models will be discussed in detail, along with numerical examples and applications in the Sydney Metropolitan Area, which are used to illustrate the principles of the methods. The unit equips students to build simple transport models in the computer lab using specialised transport planning software used by governments and consultants.
Textbooks
Ortuzar J de D and Willumsen LG (2011) Modelling Transport
ITLS6103 Sustainable Urban Transport Policy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Stephen Greaves Session: Semester 1 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hour lectures, 4 x 3.5 hour tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: In-class quizzes (20%), homework (25%), in-class debates (20%), group project report (35%)
Transport policy decisions shape contemporary urban life around the world. This unit introduces students to the concepts of transport policy, focusing initially the context for policy making, how decisions are made, relationships with short- and long-term strategic planning, and how policy has become intertwined with broader sustainability concerns. We then identify the major externalities associated with transport, including resource depletion, environment (greenhouse gases, air pollution, noise), human health and safety, and congestion. The unit then considers the merits of and challenges associated with a range of strategies for dealing with these issues including expansion of roadway capacity, technological fixes, behaviour-based mechanisms, fiscal instruments and investment in public and non-motorised transport. The unit will appeal to students with broad interest in transport, urban planning, and environmental/sustainability issues.
Textbooks
Stopher PR and Stanley J (2014) Urban Transport: A Public Policy View
ITLS6104 Public Transport Operations and Policy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Corinne Mulley Session: Semester 1 Classes: 12 x 3.5 hour interactive sessions, 1 day field trip. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: News diary (20%), critical literature review (40%), take home exam (25%), field trip report (15%)
Public transport is of central importance for the future sustainability of modern cities. Understanding the complexities of, and potential solutions using public transport means this unit is of significance to all areas of transport, urban planning, public administration and passenger logistics. The unit investigates the different characteristics of public transport systems as a basis for creating a framework to analyse public transport performance. Within this framework the unit considers topics relevant to an understanding of public transport operations and the role of public transport in the overall transport 'offer'. Focussing on the issues and impacts of public transport on urban centres and for rural areas, the unit builds an appreciation of the importance, the drivers and the problems of achieving efficient operation of transport systems. The role of the institutional framework and the financial environment are explored with key learnings for public transport operations and policy identified to explain explaining why countries/states have different levels and types of public transport. The unit provides an interactive environment to explore issues and takes current day policy concerns as case study examples. A field trip in Sydney highlights and consolidates issues considered in the unit.
Textbooks
HiTrans (2005) HiTrans Best Practice Guides, Five volumes:
ITLS6105 Traffic & Mobility Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michiel Bliemer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hour lectures, 4 x 3.5 hour computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Individual reports (x2) (50%), presentation (20%), in-class exams (30%)
Road traffic and related congestion problems have existed for many years across a range of cities around the world. It is clear that just building new road infrastructure is not the solution. Instead, attention has focussed on the more effective management of managing travel demand and existing traffic, such that the current infrastructure is more efficiently utilised. Understanding traffic flows is essential in managing traffic. This unit provides a basic understanding of traffic flow theory and how to influence traffic operations and impacts by means of traffic control, mobility management, and information provision. Students acquire knowledge of traffic flow theory and traffic operations in urban and motorway settings. Traffic management strategies (such as traffic controls), travel demand and mobility strategies (such as road pricing), and traveller information strategies will be discussed in detail, as well as their impacts on traffic conditions, emissions (important for climate and health), safety, and noise. The unit also gives students access to traffic management solutions using specialised traffic simulation software used by governments and consultants. Students will be able to experience traffic management by driving in simulators in the new driving simulation laboratory.
ITLS6107 GIS for Transport Supply Chains

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Stephen Greaves Session: Semester 1 Classes: 6 x 3.5 hour lectures, 6 x 3.5 hour computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Individual tutorial exercises using GIS software (25%), team project using GIS software with group and individual component (35%), team presentation with group and individual component (15%), final exam (25%)
The efficient and effective management, display and analysis of spatial information are integral skills for contemporary transportation, logistics and infrastructure professionals. Meeting these requirements has been revolutionised by the development of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of GIS, with a particular focus on applications in transportation, logistics and infrastructure management. The unit begins by introducing students to the 'building blocks' of GIS systems, including data structures, relational databases, spatial queries and analysis. We then focus on sources of spatial data including GPS, remote sensing, and web-based sources highlighting both the potential and challenges associated with integrating each data source within a GIS environment. The unit then takes a hands-on focus, using the latest GIS software to analyse several problems of interest (e.g., establishing demand for a new rail/bus service, planning a routing and scheduling service for a delivery firm, or identifying aircraft noise violations around an airport). Students completing the unit will be able to conduct and evaluate a GIS case study in terms of implementation of a data model, the use of appropriate GIS tools and techniques, benefits and barriers of the implemented system, and how the system could be improved. This unit will appeal to all students interested in the spatial impact of decision-making.
ITLS6108 Management and Operation of Railways

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Corinne Mulley Session: Int July Classes: 6 x 3.5 hour lectures, 5 x 3.5 hour workshop, 1 x 3.5 hour field trip. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Generalised cost exercise (25%), public transport network modelling exercise (25%), group project presentation: business plan (20%), group project report: business plan (30%)
This unit builds on the increasing interest in railways of recent years as a transport solution for both passengers and freight. Against a background of an increase in the rail modal share in many markets, this unit examines the issues of capacity, efficiency and self-sufficiency of rail in modern economies. The emerging problems of inadequate capacity and financial self-sufficiency require a good understanding of what solutions are available and why and where these solutions might be appropriate. This unit selects key issues to provide an in depth examination of concepts of railway management and operations to provide knowledge and skills in planning, policy and management areas that are central to the success of this industry. The unit focuses on how these skills can be applied in practical situations, and provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding through a range of practical exercises. A field trip exposes students to management and operational issues and the opportunity to consolidate their understanding of concepts introduced in the unit.
Textbooks
Hirsch R (ed) (2007) Managing Railway Operations and Maintenance: Best Practices from KCRC
ITLS6190 Transport & Infrastructure Systems

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Peter Stopher Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 3.5 hour lectures, 4 x 3.5 hour workshops, 4 x 3.5 hour tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Individual essay (2) (30%), individual presentation (15%), team essay (2) (35%), team presentation (10%), individual review (10%)
Note: This is the capstone unit for the Master of Transport Management and should be completed in the last period of study.
This unit covers advanced concepts related to all aspects of transport and infrastructure analysis, policy, and decision making, covering facets related to maritime and aviation transport, urban public and private transport, and transport planning and design. The unit is based on case studies in transport and infrastructure. The case studies will be used as a basis for a formal procedure of requests for qualifications, requests for proposals, preparation of written and oral proposals, undertaking of a case study with interim written report, and written and oral final reports.
Textbooks
van Wee B, Annema JA and Banister D (2013) The Transport System and Transport Policy; UNCTAD, Review of Maritime Transport, 2011 and 2012; Doganis R (2010) Flying Off Course; Project Management Institute. Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: Pmbok Guide, Project Management Institute; Stopher PR and Stanley J (2014) Urban Transport: A Public Policy View
ITLS6300 Maritime Management & Logistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michael Bell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 7 x 3.5 hour lectures, 1 x 3.5 hour seminar, 4 x 3.5 hour tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Quizzes (x5) (50%), presentation (10%), essay (40%)
This unit conveys the fundamentals of maritime logistics and positions each student to become a competent practitioner with an understanding of the key concepts, techniques and management methods of maritime logistics. The unit commences with a review of world seaborne trade, trends and cycles in the industry. This includes a review of ship types, ship life cycles, and the markets for new and second hand ships. There is an analysis of competition and efficiency in maritime logistics, including the impact of vertical and horizontal integration, alliances, freight stabilisation agreements and conferences. Ship owning, financing, chartering and insurance are covered in detail. Ship certification, flag state control, and the role of the IMO are described. Intermodal supply chains are studied for both bulk and containerised freight. Tramp and liner shipping is covered, with a detailed look at routing and scheduling for liner operations. Presentations by maritime professionals will complement the lectures and provide students with windows on the workings of the industry.
Textbooks
Stopford M (2009) Maritime Economics; UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), Review of Maritime Transport, 2011 and 2012
ITLS6301 Ports Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michael Bell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 7 x 3.5 hour lectures, 1 x 3.5 hour seminar, 4 x 3.5 hour tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Quizzes (x5) (50%), presentation (10%), essay (40%)
This unit conveys the fundamentals of port management and thus develops each student into a competent practitioner with an understanding of the key concepts, techniques and management methods for the port industry. The unit comprehensively covers all aspects of management from planning and operation to security, efficiency and mitigation of environmental impact for all types of port. Technological changes and their implications for the port industry, in particular container terminal automation, are studied. The role of ports in global supply chains is analysed. The relationship of ports with their hinterlands as well as the concept of port-centric logistics is looked at in detail. The port-city interface as well as waterfront redevelopment is covered, with examples drawn from a number of countries. Port policy and the importance of competition and/or regulation are presented. Talks by port professionals will complement the lectures and provide students with windows on the workings of the industry.
Textbooks
Stopford M (2009) Maritime Economics; UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), Review of Maritime Transport, 2011 and 2012; World Bank (2011) World Bank Port Reform Toolkit
ITLS6302 Maritime Case Studies & Simulation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Xiaowen Fu Session: Semester 2 Classes: 7 x 3.5 hour lectures, 1 x 3.5 hour seminar, 4 x 3.5 hour tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Individual report (40%), group presentation (20%), individual assignments (40%)
This unit provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in previous units to real business problems in the maritime sector. The unit provides an overview of the maritime industry, identifying key opportunities and challenges in major economies and regions, and examines case studies related to shipping logistics and port management. Topics covered will include: shipping logistics, ship building market dynamics and fleet planning, the shipping industry business cycle, shipping conferences and alliances, shipping safety and insurance, port management and development, including labour relations management, hinterland access and inter-port competition, port congestion management and policy, port productivity benchmarking, port security and state control, port city and urban development. The unit emphasises problem-based learning, peer learning, group analysis and debate. Students taking this unit will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in business analysis and industry report evaluation.
Textbooks
Stopford M (2009) Maritime Economics; McCarthy SP (2001) Transportation Economics - theory and practice: a case study approach
ITLS6400 Airline Strategy and Supply Chains

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rico Merkert Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 3.5 hour lectures, 3 x 3.5 hour seminars, 3 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Assignments (50%), quiz (10%), presentation (20%), exam (20%)
Aviation is an international growth industry offering extensive commercial and employment opportunities in airlines, airports, banks, consultancies and other players along the aviation supply chain. This unit covers all aspects of international business and management along the aviation value chain from consumer, producer and investor perspectives. Students develop an understanding of the economics of operating airlines and other aviation entities, including implications of competitive strategies for the development of hubs and networks. The growth in air traffic particularly in the Asia/Pacific region is placing strains on aviation capacity and the unit thus covers forecasting and the role of the private sector in airline/airport development. The unit also examines the management and logistics of air services in remote regions. As a result of our strategic partnership with CAPA, students will have access to industry data bases, company information and aviation contacts/networks.
Textbooks
Doganis R (2010) Flying Off Course
ITLS6401 Airport Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Xiaowen Fu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 5 x 3.5 hour lectures, 2 x 3.5 hour seminars, 5 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Essay (40%), quiz (20%), group presentation (20%), exam (20%)
Airports play an integral role in the aviation system, and contribute significantly to the economic growth of a region, or even a country. This unit covers major aspects of airport management, operation and public policy. The unit's learning objectives are two-fold. Firstly, it provides students with the core knowledge and insights concerning the key issues and decisions involved in the operation and management of airports in a rapidly changing regulatory environment. Secondly, it develops the skills for applying various applied economics and management knowledge to the airport industry. The unit assists students to understand more fully the business related problems encountered by commercial, industrial and public organisations in the airport industry. It also develops an ability to interpret results from relevant economic / management studies.
Textbooks
De Neufville R, Odoni A, Belobaba P and Reynolds T (2013) Airport Systems; Planning, Design and Management; Ashford N, Stanton M, Moore C, Coutu P and Beasley J (2012) Airport Operations; Belobaba P, Odoni A and Barnhart C (2009) The Global Airline Industry
ITLS6402 Aviation Case Studies & Simulation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rico Merkert Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3.5 hour lecture, 5 x 3.5 hour seminars, 6 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Individual assignment (30%), group airline simulation (30%), group case study presentation (20%), individual quiz (20%)
Aviation is an international growth industry offering extensive commercial and employment opportunities in airlines, airports, banks, consultancies and other players along the aviation supply chain. This unit builds on the knowledge gained in previous aviation units relating the key themes to real world industry examples. Students are required to test their understanding in case studies, workshops and an airline simulation updated weekly and to do so both on an individual level but also in team work environments. The learning content is supplemented by presentations from senior managers from the aviation industry.
Textbooks
Doganis R (2010) Flying Off Course; Wensveen JG (2011) Air transportation - A management perspective; Morrell PS (2011) Moving boxes by air; Morrell PS (2007) Airline finance
ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matthew Beck Session: Semester 1 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hour lectures, 4 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Quiz (15%), essay (30%), group (25%), exam (30%)
In the majority of instances, infrastructure projects involve significant levels of investment in assets that are crucial to the economic performance of public or private entities. In this unit, students are introduced to the concept of infrastructure and develop an understanding of infrastructure as a system of interrelated physical components and how those components affect, and are affected by, society, politics, economics, and the environment. They will gain an understanding of the role of management characteristics, planning, innovation, competition, risk and uncertainty, and the private versus public sector in the decision making process with respect to mega projects.
Textbooks
Priemus H, Flyvberg B and van Wee B (2008) Decision Making on Mega-Projects; Flyvberg B, Bruzelius N and Rothengatter W (2003) Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition; Penn MR and Parker PJ (2012) Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering; Brett M and Frischmann BM (2012) Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources
ITLS6501 Infrastructure Financing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matthew Beck Session: Semester 1 Classes: 9 x 3.5 hour lectures, 3 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Quiz (15%), essay (30%), group (25%), exam (30%)
Infrastructure is the backbone of every economy. Investment in infrastructure has the capacity to enhance productivity and generate growth, and has multiplier effects that are not only economic but also social and environmental. The cost of infrastructure projects, however, can be substantial and funding these projects represents a significant challenge. In this unit, students explore various forms of infrastructure financing and funding in order to achieve an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each method and to appreciate when particular approaches are more or less suitable than others. Students are also introduced to the concepts of procurement strategies, tendering and contract theories.
Textbooks
Weber B Infrastructure as an Asset Class - Investment Strategies, Project Finance and PPP; Pretorius F Project Finance for Construction and Infrastructure - Principles and Case Studies; Tan W Principles Of Project And Infrastructure Finance; Yescombe ER Public-Private Partnerships: Principles of Policy and Finance.
ITLS6502 Infrastructure Management Case Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Collins Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 x 3.5 hour lectures, 2 x 3.5 hour seminars, 7 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Essay (x2) (50%), presentation (25%), report (25%)
Effective infrastructure management requires an understanding of the inherently complex and varied nature of infrastructure projects. This unit extends upon and contextualises the knowledge and skills gleaned in other infrastructure units, including, but not limited to decision making, project and risk management, cost benefit analysis, financing, and tendering. The unit provides a particular focus on the complex interactions between the many components of an infrastructure project. The unit is taught through a collection of case studies of many different types of real life infrastructure projects, allowing the specific traits and challenges of each to be explored. Crucially, students will be required to demonstrate critical thinking and effective communication.
ITLS6900 Research Case Study I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Collins Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: This unit is research based and has no class requirements Assessment: Proposal (15%), final presentation (20%), final report (65%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit requires special permission from the Unit Coordinator please contact Dr Andrew Collins: andrew.collins@sydney.edu.au
This unit involves a semester long research project, on a single transport, logistics or infrastructure topic. The topic may either be selected from a list proposed by the academic staff at ITLS, or negotiated with a staff member, based on the student's personal or professional interests. The research can take a number of forms. An existing research finding or methodology may be refined or investigated in a different context. Academically strong and ambitious students may seek to obtain more original results. Another alternative is a critical investigation of a case study, or a critical comparison of a range of approaches to a problem, that are either implemented in industry or proposed in academia. Through this unit, students will develop skills in critical thinking, independence of thought and action, and management of a complex, uncertain project. The unit is ideally suited to the strong student who is seeking a competitive edge over others within their profession, or to students who may be interested in future, research based study.
ITLS6901 Research Case Study II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Collins Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: This unit is research based and has no class requirements Assessment: Proposal (15%), final presentation (20%), final report (65%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit requires special permission from the Unit Coordinator please contact Dr Andrew Collins: andrew.collins@sydney.edu.au
This unit provides the opportunity for coursework students who have successfully completed the Research Case Study I unit to investigate an additional topic in the transport/logistics/infrastructure field or to further their existing research into a particular topic. The unit involves a semester long research project, on a single transport, logistics or infrastructure topic. The topic may either be selected from a list proposed by the academic staff at ITLS, or negotiated with a staff member, based on the student's personal or professional interests. The research can take a number of forms. An existing research finding or methodology may be refined or investigated in a different context. Academically strong and ambitious students may seek to obtain more original results. Another alternative is a critical investigation of a case study, or a critical comparison of a range of approaches to a problem, that are either implemented in industry or proposed in academia. Through this unit, students will develop skills in critical thinking, independence of thought and action, and management of a complex, uncertain project. The unit is ideally suited to the strong student who is seeking a competitive edge over others within their profession, or to students who may be interested in future, research based study.