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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

CIVE5164M Transport Infrastructure Strategy

15 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Professor Barry Clarke
Email: b.g.clarke@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Producing a conceptual design for a transport infrastructure project takes into account route alignment and its impact society and the environment. The topography and geology will inform the alignment and structures that form the project. A risk based approach to identify the hazards to the structures and the environment together with the impact on society will be used to produce the conceptual design.

Objectives

This module provides a holistic and systematic approach to the design of transport infrastructure focusing on the alignment and resulting structures, with a clear practical application.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the module students will have:
 A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in the design of transport infrastructure systems, and an understanding and know-how of the scientific principles of related disciplines, to enable appreciation of the scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and technologies.
 An understanding of concepts from a range of areas, including some outside engineering, and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively in transport infrastructure projects.
 An ability to apply quantitative and computational methods, using alternative approaches and understanding their limitations, in order to solve transport infrastructure problems and to implement appropriate action.
 An understanding of, and the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving complex problems related to transport infrastructure.
 An ability to extract and evaluate pertinent data and to apply engineering analysis techniques in the solution of transport
infrastructure problems.
 An ability to understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics.
 An ability to investigate and define a transport infrastructure problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; codes of practice and standards.
 An ability to work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain, quantify the effect of this on the design
 An ability to apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of a transport infrastructure problem
 An ability to plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes.
 An understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate.
 Knowledge and understanding of risk issues, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk, risk assessment and risk management techniques.
 An ability to work with technical uncertainty.
 An understanding of different roles within an engineering team and the ability to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader.

This module contributes to the AHEP3 learning outcomes LOi, LOii, LOiii, LOiv, LOvii, LOviii, LOxiv, LOxv, LOxx, LOxxii

Skills outcomes
 An ability to apply quantitative and computational methods, using alternative approaches and understanding their limitations, in order to solve transport infrastructure problems and to implement appropriate action.
 An ability to extract and evaluate pertinent data and to apply
engineering analysis techniques in the solution of transport
infrastructure problems.
 An ability to understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics.
 An ability to investigate and define a transport infrastructure problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; codes of practice and standards.
 An ability to work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain, quantify the effect of this on the design
 An ability to apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of a transport infrastructure problem
 An ability to plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes.
 An ability to work with technical uncertainty.


Syllabus

Strategic planning of transport corridors taking account the social, political and environmental issues.
Route selection taking into account the topography, geology, hydrology, hydrogeology and geotechnical models and the geometric criteria.
Overview of transport infrastructure structures including bridges, tunnels, embankments, cuttings and pavements. A risk based approach will be used to identify appropriate solutions.
Risk assessment including an environmental risk assessment and a hazard risk assessment.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Small Group Learning51.005.00
Lecture82.0016.00
Tutorial41.004.00
Private study hours125.00
Total Contact hours25.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

The main focus for private study and independent learning is the group project which focuses on the design of a transport infrastructure project.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student’s feedback will be obtained through a questionnaire at the end of the module.
Student feedback will be obtained through informal group meetings arranged to discuss their progress and the tutorial sessions

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Group ProjectDesign report for a transport infrastructure project70.00
Literature ReviewAn initial report setting out the strategic aims15.00
Oral PresentationA presentation of the scheme15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit will be a project report covering an existing transport infrastructure project. The candidate will undertake a forensic analysis of the project including a risk assessment and an environmental impact assessment to determine whether it was a sustainable and resilient solution.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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