Course Syllabus for

Transport Science - Overview
Trafikvetenskap - översikt

VTV020F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2017
Decided by: Professor Cintia Bertacchi Uvo
Date of establishment: 2017-10-16

General Information

Division: Traffic and Roads
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English

Aim

The aim of the course is to give the participants an understanding of the concepts, theories and methods used in Transport research, as well as a picture of the state-of-the-art knowledge in the subject.

Goals

Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must Appreciate the value of systematic approach to the various research areas in transport and their analysis methods.

Course Contents

Overview over concepts, theories, methods and research issues in the actual areas: - Accessibility - Traffic safety - Transport economics - Transport planning and land use - Road construction and design

Course Literature

Literature references will be provided in connection with the introductory meetings..
Literature references will be provided in connection with the introductory meetings.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, self-study literature review. The activities of each area consist of an introductory meeting of about 2 hours with some lecture. The participants receive instructions and literature (about 200 pages) for the actual area and make a written home exam and after sending it to the tutor present it on a half-day seminar. At the seminar, the home exams and the actual literature will be discussed in the class.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written assignments, seminars given by participants. At the seminar, the home exams and the actual literature will be discussed in the class.
Grading scale: Failed, pass
Examiner: Professor Andras Varhelyi

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Trafikteknik, VTTF05 or equivalent knowledge.
Assumed prior knowledge: Trafikteknik, VTTF05 or equivalent knowledge.
Minimum number of participants: 6
The number of participants is limited to: 12
Selection criteria: The first 12 applicants

Course Occasion Information

Start date: 2020-10-07. Start date is approximate.
End date: 2021-06-30
Course pace: 25% of full time

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Andras Varhelyi <andras.varhelyi@tft.lth.se>


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