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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN2070 Transport, Mobility and Safety

10 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Frank Lai

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Risk of involvement in an accident whilst travelling is a cost of mobility. This module provides an overview of the issues in transport accidents and of the means of casualty reduction. A strong focus will be placed on road safety, road accident causation and the challenge in delivering effective road safety policies, set against the background of increasing mobility in a range of diverse international contexts.


This module aims to equip students with an understanding of risk associated with modern mobility across a range of transport modes and international contexts, and of ways of reducing transport crashes and casualties.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the module, students will:
- Have an understanding of safety issues, against the background of modern mobility in a global context
- Understand the key issues of road safety and road accident causation
- Understand the role of traffic culture in road safety challenges in a range of international contexts
- Be aware of the effectiveness of policy intervention


- Transport safety – key issues and trends
- Mobility and risk
- Road safety issues
- Causes and consequences of road traffic collisions
- Safer roads
- Safer vehicles
- Safer road users
- Partnership among all stakeholders
- Measures for intervention in traffic and road safety
- Non-road modes – key issues and approaches
- Equity and social justice issues
- Technology and road safety

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Private study is required for preparation of presentation and self-reading associated with coursework completion.

There are two sets of presentations. The first set is an unmarked exercise, allowing students to develop the ability to research the assigned topic and to convey findings. The experience will feed into preparation of the second presentation which will be formally assessed.

There are two assessed courseworks. Students are expected to research the given topic and create a contextual coherent argument in the submitted report.

Support to private study will be offered by face-to-face discussions, as well as by VLE forums.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students’ learning progress will be monitored via guided studies, as well as performance in assessed presentation and coursework.

Feedback for the first presentation (unassessed) will be provided prior to preparation of the second presentation, which is formally assessed.

Courseworks: feedback for the first coursework will be provided before the second coursework is distributed.

Feedback for presentation and coursework will be provided at individual as well as class levels.
Leaning outcome from the presentation will be fed to Coursework 2.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayCoursework 1 (1000 words)30.00
EssayCoursework 2 (2000 words)50.00
PresentationVerbal Presentation20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The assessments are designed to facilitate the progressive gain of knowledge and skills. Experience gained from the first presentation (unassessed) will help to improve performance in the second presentation (which is marked). Likewise, feedback given on the first coursework will help in preparation of the second coursework (both marked). The second presentation will also provide the basis for the second coursework, so the knowledge gained from the presentation will help students to complete the coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 14/10/2016


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