PGDip Transport Planning and the Environment
(Award available for year: Postgraduate Diploma)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:- understand the links between transport and the environment;- demonstrate in-depth knowledge and the ability to apply and critique a range of core transport planning skills to differentpractical problems;- recognise and be able to overcome the specific challenges of integrating environmental and transport related data;- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and mastery of techniques related to the design and analysis of solutions toenvironmentally focussed transport problems;- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;- critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the discipline;- Work effectively in interdisciplinary teams on cases and problems relating to environmental problems in transport.- design and conduct an independent research study on a topic related to transport and the environment.
Transferable (key) skills
The key skills that students will develop through the programme are highly relevant to a range of employment opportunities:- being able to translate policy principles into practice;- being able to understand the limitations and constraints of policies;- being able to access up to date resources in an area and process them;- to understand key data requirements and collection processes;- to be able to communicate confidently through written work and in oral presentations;- to recognise and become familiar with key modelling/computing advances which support environmental analysis.
The learning outcomes for the programme have been designed in conjunction with the learning outcomes of the modules. Eachmodule comprises a balance of assessment of understanding of core principles, critique of practice and demonstration of theability to conduct key tasks. Importantly, the process of assessment takes a balanced approach to assessing both the learningoutcomes and the achievement of the key skills portfolio outlined.