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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK445 - Environmental aspects of transport
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPSES
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0112 Written and oral assignments 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c    
0212 Project 2,5 c Grading: TH   2,5 c    

In programs

MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Forskarassistent  Sönke Behrends


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/00000000-0000-0000-0000-00004BA012B2


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Engineering/technical BSc degree

Aim

This course studies technological measures and political initiatives to reduce the environmental impacts of the transport sector. Alternative fuels and innovative vehicle technology, which are a necessity if a sustainable transport sector is to be achieved, are likely to have significant negative side effects and challenges, e.g. competition to food production, resource availability and land-use impacts. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the character and scale of the problem and the challenges of potential solutions.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

After completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the unsustainable impacts of the transport sector
- Analyse the potential and challenges of alternative fuels and innovative vehicle technology
- Analyse the potential and challenges of transport policy measures

Content

The course takes a holistic perspective on the transport system including passenger and freight transport as well as developed and developing countries. The lectures in the course include:
- Unsustainable impacts of different transport modes, e.g. passenger cars, trucks, rail, sea and air transport
- Alternative fuels and innovative vehicle technology, e.g. bio fuels, hybrid and electric vehicles, hydrogen and fuel cells, etc.
- Transport policy initiatives, e.g. congestion charges, regulations, etc.

Organisation

The course has three main components: lectures, guest lectures and a case study. The lectures give a basic understanding of the topics covered in the course. Guest lecturers from industry/policy/research institutes/etc. provide insights on a specific issue. The guest lectures are compulsory and active participation is essential in the following discussions. The case study is a group assignment to analyse the potential and challenges of transport technology and policy measures. It answers to about half of the course¿s expected work effort.

Literature

A collection of papers and extracts from various publications.

Examination

In order to better integrate the lectures with the examination and to increase student-student interaction, this course has continuous examination based on hand-ins (to be written during the reading period) of regular home examination reports and a case study (approximately 1 hand-in every week). Both the examination reports and the case study will contribute to final course marks. Attendance to some lectures is compulsory.


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