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TRA700 Transportation Infrastructure Assessment

TRA700 Transportation Infrastructure Assessment

Course code: 
TRA700
Course name: 
Transportation Infrastructure Assessment
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Transportation Infrastructure Assessment
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Transportation Infrastructure Assessment
Campus: 
Molde
Credits: 
7.5
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching semester: 
2017 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2017 Spring
Language of instruction: 
English
Language of examination: 
English
Language of litterature: 
English
Recommended previous knowledge

Same as the requirements for the MSc Logistics program. A background in Microeconomics and Transport Economics is recommended.

Course content

The need for an analytical approach to project selection of infrastructure projects. The use of EIA for different parts of the transport sector. The role of EIA in the planning process, with focus on international practice. Presentation and analysis of different cases. Key issues will comprise the measurement of consumer and produces surplus, discounting and interest rates, market imperfections, external economic effects, common goods, the efficiency and equity problem, qualitative elements and critique of the EIA concept.

Learning outcome

The successful candidate should have achieved advanced knowledge about theory and methods for EIA of transport infrastructure, with main emphasis on cost-benefit analysis. The candidate also should have:

  • Obtained a good overview of the theoretical foundation for cost-benefit analysis.
  • Obtained knowledge about the regulatory and planning framework within which these analyses are made, with focus on current international practice.
  • Obtained knowledge to use analytical models and calculations to carry out case studies.
  • Obtained knowledge about the strengths and weaknesses of this analytical framework.
  • Obtained in-depth knowledge about one selected aspect from the course as a topic for the essay
  • Improved his/her analytical and writing abilities through the process of assignment writing
Working and learning activities

2-4 hours of lectures week

Curriculum

Required reading is given i fronter at semesterstart.

Book to be announced.
Articles, other handouts.

Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionCommentSupported materialSupport material
School assessmentIndividual4hoursLetter (A - F)60 All printed and written supporting material + calculator with empty memory
Home assessmentGroup -Letter (A - F)40An assignment on a selected topic related to the course counts 40% of the final grade. The assignment is normally to be written by two or three students together, and only one common grade is given to the group assignment All printed and written supporting material + calculator with empty memory
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:School assessment
Grouping:Individual
Duration:4
Type of duration:hours
Grading scale:Letter (A - F)
Proportion:60
Comment:
Supported material:
Support material:All printed and written supporting material + calculator with empty memory
Form of assessment:Home assessment
Grouping:Group
Duration:
Type of duration:-
Grading scale:Letter (A - F)
Proportion:40
Comment:An assignment on a selected topic related to the course counts 40% of the final grade. The assignment is normally to be written by two or three students together, and only one common grade is given to the group assignment
Supported material:
Support material:All printed and written supporting material + calculator with empty memory