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

(1) Foundation
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 and Transport
6    A Basic familiarity with MS Excel and basic mathematical knowledge.
C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N QBUS5001 or TPTM6495
Semester 1
Semester 2
(2) Advanced
ITLS6101
Global Freight Logistics Management
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N TPTM6440
Semester 2
ITLS6102
Strategic Transport Planning
6    C ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6350
Semester 2
ITLS6103
Sustainable Transport Policy
6      Semester 1
ITLS6106
Infrastructure Appraisal
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
Semester 1
(3) Capstone - Master's students only
Master's degree students must complete the following capstone unit in their final semester of study.
ITLS6190
Transport and Infrastructure Systems
6    P ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
C (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and (ITLS6101 or TPTM6440) and (ITLS6102 or TPTM6350) and ITLS6103 and (ITLS6100 or TPTM6130 or ITLS6106)
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

Master's students complete 18 credit points in elective units. Graduate Diploma students complete 12 credit points in elective units from the below list, or may elect to complete ITLS6102 and/or ITLS6103.
ITLS6102
Strategic Transport Planning
6    C ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6350
Semester 2
ITLS6103
Sustainable Transport Policy
6      Semester 1
ITLS6105
Traffic and Mobility Management
6    N TPTM6360
Intensive July
ITLS6107
GIS for Transport and Logistics
6    N TPTM6180


Prerequisites: 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.
Intensive January
ITLS6300
Maritime Management and Logistics
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N TPTM6200
Semester 1
ITLS6301
Ports Management
6      Intensive January
ITLS6400
Airline Strategy and Supply Chains
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N TPTM6160
Semester 2
ITLS6401
Airport Management
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
Semester 1
ITLS6403
Cases in Global Transport and Logistics
6    C ITLS6300 or TPTM6200 or ITLS6400 or TPTM6160 or ITLS6401
N ITLS6302 or ITLS6402
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 2
ITLS6900
Research Case Study I
6    P (ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241) and (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495)
N TPTM6300

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is a research unit which requires special permission from the department, please contact: business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS6901
Research Case Study II
6    C ITLS6900 or ITLS6300
N TPTM6330

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is research based, there is 1 x 3.5 hr introductory lecture
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6500
Industry Placement
6    P 8 units with a WAM of 65%
N ECOF6500 or ECOF6501 or ECOF6502 or BUSS6501 or 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
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive March
Semester 1
Semester 2

Unit of study descriptions for the Transport Management coursework programs

Errata
item Change Date
1.

The following units are available in 2016:

ITLS6900 Research Case Study I

ITLS6901 Research Case Study II

11/03/2016

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: Intensive August,Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive March,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Wks 1-3: 1x 3hrs pre-placement workshops; Wks 4-12: 3 days a week internship; Wk 13: presentation. Prerequisites: 8 units with a WAM of 65% Prohibitions: ECOF6500 or ECOF6501 or ECOF6502 or BUSS6501 or BUSS6502 Assessment: performance objectives (0%), work journal (25%), research report (60%), presentation (15%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
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 includes preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and report writing. Assessment includes a reflective journal and professional report and presentation based on the internship placement. Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
ITLS5100 Transport and Infrastructure Foundations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Claudine Moutou Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 5 x 3.5 hr tutorials Prohibitions: TPTM6241 Assessment: individual annotated bibliograpahy (20%), individual report (35%), group presentation (15%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
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 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.
Textbooks
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.
ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics and Transport

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Geoffrey Clifton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 5 x 3.5 hr computer labs. Corequisites: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Prohibitions: QBUS5001 or TPTM6495 Assumed knowledge: Basic familiarity with MS Excel and basic mathematical knowledge. Assessment: computer exam (30%), individual report (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Successful logistics, transport and infrastructure management relies on the ability to analyse and transform data into usable information to support decision making. This unit emphasises the practical aspects of quantitative analysis with computer based workshops providing students with highly marketable skills in MS Excel. 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. The unit covers basic statistical analysis, linear regression, demand forecasting, spreadsheet modelling and linear programming.
Textbooks
Winston, W.L. and Albright, S.C. 2012, Practical Management Science, 5th edition, Cengage, Boston; Selvanathan, E. A., Selvanathan, S. And Keller, G. 2014, Business Statistics: Australia and New Zealand 6th edition, Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne.
ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rico Merkert Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr seminars, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops. Corequisites: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Prohibitions: TPTM6440 Assessment: individual report (30%), quiz (10%), presentation (individual 30%, group 10%), final exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
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: 7 x 3.5 hr lectures, 7 x 3.5 hr computer labs Corequisites: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495 Prohibitions: TPTM6350 Assessment: 2x quizzes (30%), 2x individual reports (40%), group report (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
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, toll revenues 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 Transport Policy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Corinne Mulley Session: Semester 1 Classes: 12 x 3.5 hr lectures/tutorials. Assessment: 3x individual assignments (65%), final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Transport policy decisions shape contemporary life around the world and the connections between transport and land use are instrumental in designing effective policy in this domain. The unit provides an introduction to 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. The unit will then develop the student¿s ability to assess contemporary issues in sustainable transport policy such as liveable environments, climate change, the role of the built environment in sustainable cities, social inclusion, parking policy, human health and safety, active travel, the challenges of low density transport, the regulation of public transport, fare policies for public transport and other contemporary issues. Each issue will consider the problem and assess the success of existing policy and/or the need for new policy and what this might look like. The unit is particularly suited 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
ITLS6105 Traffic and Mobility Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michiel Bliemer Session: Intensive July Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr computer labs Prohibitions: TPTM6360 Assessment: 2x quizzes (40%), 2x individual reports (50%), group presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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 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. 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.
ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Corinne Mulley Session: Semester 1 Classes: 12x 3.5hr letures/tutorials Corequisites: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Assessment: group presentation (30%), individual report (20%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
The provision and implementation of infrastructure involves a choice between alternative ways of using scarce resources. Infrastructure appraisal is a process which provides an evidence base for decision-makers to make informed and rational choices on investment strategies. This unit uses cases studies to investigate the evaluation of infrastructure investment whether funded by the private or public sector, where the critical difference is between the viewpoint of the investor with private investors being interested in the return to their own business, and public investment needing to be concerned with the costs and benefits to society as a whole. The unit also examines the implications for appraisal in the increasingly-important public-private financing investment setting. The unit considers the rationale of appraisal and its underlying value judgements before addressing issues of reference case and elements for appraisal identification. Uncertainty is a crucial element associated with evaluating investments which occur in the future, as is the valuation of resources, when there is no market to guide value. The unit goes beyond financial appraisal and cost benefit analysis to include themes that are assuming growing importance in today's evaluation processes, such as the wider economy impacts and economic impact analysis.
Textbooks
Boardman, A.E, Greenberg, D.H., Vining, A.R. and Weimer, D.L. (2011) (4th ed) Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice, Pearsons
ITLS6107 GIS for Transport and Logistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Adrian Ellison and Dr Richard Ellison Session: Intensive January Classes: 6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 6 x 3.5 hr computer labs. Prohibitions: TPTM6180 Assessment: individual assignment (25%), group presentation (10%), project report (group (14%), individual (11%)), presentation (group (5%), individual (5%)), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Prerequisites: 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.
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.
ITLS6190 Transport and Infrastructure Systems

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Collins Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr workshops, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Prerequisites: ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Corequisites: (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and (ITLS6101 or TPTM6440) and (ITLS6102 or TPTM6350) and ITLS6103 and (ITLS6100 or TPTM6130 or ITLS6106) Prohibitions: TPTM6450 Assessment: Individual proposal (20%), individual presentation (10%), individual report (60%), group peer review (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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
Stopher PR and Stanley J (2014) Urban Transport: A Public Policy View
ITLS6300 Maritime Management and Logistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michael Bell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 20 x 1.5 hr lectures, 4 x 1.5 hr seminars, 4 x 1.5 hr workshops Corequisites: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Prohibitions: TPTM6200 Assessment: quiz (10%), individual presentation (10%), individual assignment (40%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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, 2013 and 2014
ITLS6301 Ports Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michael Bell Session: Intensive January Classes: 20 x 1.5 hr lectures, 4 x 1.5 hr seminars, 4 x 1.5 hr workshops Assessment: quiz (10%), individual presentation (10%), individual essay (40%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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, 2013 and 2014; World Bank (2011) World Bank Port Reform Toolkit
ITLS6400 Airline Strategy and Supply Chains

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rico Merkert Session: Semester 2 Classes: : 6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr seminars, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops. Corequisites: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Prohibitions: TPTM6160 Assessment: individual assignment (50%), quiz (10%), individual and group presentation (20%), final exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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 financial analysis, risk management and implications of competitive strategies for the development of hubs and global alliances. The growth in air traffic particularly in the Asia/Pacific region creates endless opportunities 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 regional aviation. 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; Wensveen JG (2011) Air transportation - A management perspective; Morrell PS (2011) Moving boxes by air; Morrell PS (2007) Airline finance; Wensveen J (2015) (8th ed) Air Transportation
ITLS6401 Airport Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Xiaowen Fu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 5 x 3.5 hr lectures, 2 x 3.5 hr seminars, 5 x 3.5 hr workshops. Corequisites: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Assessment: individual report (40%), quiz (20%), group presentation (20%), final exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
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
ITLS6403 Cases in Global Transport and Logistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Xiaowen Fu Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 3.5 hr lectures, 5 x 3.5 hr seminars, 5 x 3.5 hr workshops. Corequisites: ITLS6300 or TPTM6200 or ITLS6400 or TPTM6160 or ITLS6401 Prohibitions: ITLS6302 or ITLS6402 Assessment: individual report and presentation (40%), group presentation (30%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Global transport and logistics (aviation, shipping and multi-modal transportation) is one of the fastest growing international industry areas providing commercial and employment opportunities in airlines, airports, shipping lines, ports, freight forwarders, banks, consultancies, and other players in the global supply chain. In the current market environment it is not enough to have an understanding of the business fundamentals of the aviation and maritime industry. The most sought after skill is to be able to apply acquired knowledge and to be ready to do business. This unit builds on the material taught in the foundation maritime and aviations units with the aim to relate all of the key learning outcomes from those units to real world industry examples. Students are required to test their understanding in case studies and workshops both on an individual level and in team work environments. The course is enriched by a number of presentations from senior managers from the aviation and maritime industry.
Textbooks
Doganis, R., 2010, Flying Off Course, 4th ed., Routledge, London, New York; Stopford, M., 2009, Maritime Economics, Routledge, London, New York
ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matthew Beck Session: Semester 1 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 or INFS5001 Assessment: essay 1 (15%), essay 2 (15%), essay 3 (15%), group assignment (30%), final exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Infrastructure is crucial to economic performance; without it business cannot operate efficiently or competitively. Delivery of large infrastructure projects, however, is complex and despite many more megaprojects being undertaken than any time in history, the majority of these projects are completed significantly over?budget and longer than planned. In this unit students will be introduced to megaproject decision making. The sources of social and technical complexity are discussed, issues of risk management and governance explored, and human biases in decision making are also highlighted. Strategies to overcome weaknesses in mega?project decision making are also outlined.
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 2 Classes: 9 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops. Corequisites: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495 or QBUS5002 Assessment: 2x individual assignments (50%), group assignment (25%), final exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
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 the distinction between infrastructure financing and funding and the challenges in raising private finance. Students are provided with an understanding of the principles of infrastructure finance and the use of special purpose vehicles and how to structure alternative financing plans. Students learn how to develop approaches to procurement and tendering and understand issues associated with the commercial and financial structuring of Public Private Partnerships.
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.
ITLS6900 Research Case Study I - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Collins Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: This unit is research based and has no class requirements Prerequisites: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495 Prohibitions: TPTM6300 Assessment: Proposal (15%), final presentation (20%), final report (65%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This is a research unit which 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 students 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 - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Collins Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: This unit is research based and has no class requirements Prerequisites: ITLS6900 Prohibitions: TPTM6330 Assessment: Proposal (15%), final presentation (20%), final report (65%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This is a research unit which 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 students 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.