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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5113M Transport Econometrics

15 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Philip Wheat

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

Prior economics experience required; discuss with tutor in advance.

Module replaces

LUBS5104M Quantitative Research Methods (as a compulsory for the MA (now MSc) Transport Economics programme; it remains as part of LUBS suite of modules)

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This course will give the student the opportunity to learn through a hands-on approach the use of econometrics in transport applications. After an introduction to the basic theory, which does require a need for matrix algebra, the lectures will make use of transport examples to demonstrate the various topics covered by the syllabus. The students will be provided with data to analyse in practicals and as coursework.


On completion of this module, the student should have a basic understanding of the classical regression model and its applications in transport. This involves model specification, tests for validity of assumptions, methods for dealing with violation of assumptions and hypothesis testing. The student will be able to use econometric software to solve problems relevant to transport

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Interpret and critically assess the results of econometric analysis.
2. Apply appropriate econometric methods to specific statistical challenges.
3.Become familiar with a econometric software and be able to use the program to analyse transport data.
4. Formulate and implement a econometric study of a transport problem

Skills Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
5. Presentation skills
6. Quantitative Analysis skills
7. Critical Evaluation
8. Report writing skills


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours126.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Attendance at lectures, practicals and tutorials; contributions to tutorials; assessed practicals and course work.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

* Resit for Exercise will be the alternative problem set (there is a choice of 2) * Resit for the Project will be a different dependent variable.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 23/04/2024


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