GE2252 - Transport and Development

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is about the relationship of transportation and regional development. The students are first introduced to the concept of sustainable development and its relationship with transport. They are then presented with the roles of transport in supporting economic and spatial development in the local, regional, national and international levels. Next, they are introduced to different issues i.e. political, economic, social, human behavioural, environmental and technological related to transport.

The objectives of the course are to introduce to the students:

  • the inter-relationship between transport and sustainable developmentĀ 
  • the relationship of transport systems and spatial development
  • the economic, social and political issues involved
  • the impact of human behavior on transport development
  • the impact of transport on the environment and future directions in transport technology

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
To pass a course, a student must obtain minimum marks of 30% in both coursework and examination components, and an overall mark of at least 40%.
Detailed Course Information


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