Sustainable Transport Management and Operations
About this course
- Course code:
- Professional/Short Course
- Engineering Design and Mathematics
- Two, three day blocks delivered approximately two - three weeks apart
- Course director:
- Prof. John Parkin
- Programme leader:
- Prof. Graham Parkhurst
Page last updated 10 January 2017
The course is for you if you who wish to; develop skills and knowledge in sustainable transport, focusing on understanding the important key transport systems of aerospace, rail, road and how to initiate, manage and operate optimal integrated solutions, particularly in respect of the global environment.
The course will be of value if you work in a transport discipline and is suitable as a short professional course for employees that need an introduction to the wider subject of transport sustainability and its relationship to aerospace.
Careers / Further study
Sustainable Transport Management and Operations can be taken as a stand-alone CPD course, or used to build up to a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Engineering Capability Development Framework and our Transport Planning or Transport Engineering and Planning courses.
This course contributes towards the following programme: MSc Aerospace.
Our Engineering courses can also contribute to your portfolio of evidence for Chartered Engineering registration. Please refer to the Benefits of Professional Study for more information.
This course can also be used to build up credits towards a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) in Transport Planning or Transport Engineering and Planning by completing the module assessment.
There are no formal entry requirements if you wish to undertake this course as a standalone CPD course without the optional module assessment.
If you wish to complete the module assessment you are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent) or alternatively have industrial experience.
We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.
There are no formal entry requirements to undertake this course as a stand-alone short course without the optional course assessment.
If you wish to complete the course assessment you are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent)or alternatively have industrial experience. We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.
What do I get out of it?
A detailed knowledge and understanding of how transport systems inter-relate with the principles and policy of sustainable development, including climate change science, the relative modal dependencies of different transport markets, and the potential that change in different transport sectors has both to influence the achievement of future sustainability objectives and to secure a profitable future for the transport industry. You will learn how different designs, technologies and techniques, both existing and evolving, influence the environmental and economic performance of transport systems from the perspectives of transport operators, and be aware of the institutional constraints on development of a suitable sustainable transport policy framework
What does it cover?
- Sustainability definitions and climate change science applied to transport generally and aviation in particular
- Transport markets, environmental economics and regulation
- Transport policy and politics, and particularly aviation policy, with an emphasis on the potential for and limits to substitution between modes
- Users and non-users" experiences and expectations of transport systems
- Planning and operation of terminii, including integration with strategic spatial planning, the emergence of large service hinterlands, and access management to termini and logistics hubs
- Best environmental operating practice for transport operators
- Future trends in technological development and environmental performance
- Science and technology issues of sustainable transport development focusing on design efficiency, emission and noise control
- Current and future demands on vehicle and aircraft design and manufacture, including propulsion, aerodynamics, structures and on-board systems
Learning and Teaching
The module will include a variety of approaches, which will encourage participative learning. Methods include individual and group exercises, together with films, tutor presentations, discussions and reading.
Watch the video of students comments on transport teaching at UWE Bristol and find out why recent students chose to study Transport at UWE Bristol.
The course is delivered through a series of lectures, workshops and student presentations.
- Directed contact learning = 36 hours
- Independent Study = 36 hours
- Assessment, including preparation = 78 hours
- Total =150 hours
The assessment for this course includes a presentation and project report. For more details, see our full glossary of assessment terms.
View our Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) pages for further information on activity including upcoming events and opportunities in transport.
UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment.
Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.
Supplementary fee information
£542 (Additional £100 optional UWE module accreditation)
All course prices include course materials, car parking, lunch and refreshments.
Bookings for the 2016/17 run of this module are now closed. Please complete an enquiry form to receive information once the 2017/18 academic year run of this module becomes available.
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
How to apply
For all enquiries, please complete our online enquiry form.
If you wish to complete this course as part of our Engineering Capability Development Framework please refer to the 'how to apply' section of the ECDF webpage and complete the relevant booking form for your chosen award (If you have already registered, please contact your course administrator directly to make a booking).
If you wish to complete this course as part of our Transport Framework please complete the Transport Framework booking form (If you have already registered, please contact your course administrator directly to make a booking).
For further information
- Email: For all course queries, please complete the on-line enquiry form above.
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