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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN1030 Introduction to Surface and Air Transport

10 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Bryan Matthews

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is mutually exclusive with

TRAN1010Introduction to Transport Policy

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module, students should be able to:

- Understand transport problems and trends, appropriate objectives and the role of transport in a modern society
- Understand the way in which air transport policy is developed, the organisations and people involved and how it links to surface access policy
- Understand the key environmental impacts of air transport and how they influence the development of the UK airport network.


- Transport problems and trends
- The role and objectives of transport in the economy and society (accessibility, efficiency, environment, safety, equity, sustainability and development)
- Responsibilities for transport
- Demand for air travel
- Airline development and pricing
- Air transport policy
- Environmental impacts of air transport
- Air freight operations
- Surface access strategies
- The 2003 Air Transport White Paper

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Revision Class21.001.00
Private study hours79.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

15 hours - coursework;
64 hours - reading, preparation for classes and revision

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Contribution to classes
Feedback on coursework

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment.25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)25.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 30 mins75.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)75.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 16:33:10


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