CDIC1006W Introduction to Transportation

Academic Year 2024/2025

Highway Transportation system;
Public Transportation system
Multimodal Transportation
Freight Transportation;
Maritime Transportation
Air Transportation

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Indicative Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, students should
 Have a knowledge of the Transportation system;
 Have an understanding of the roles of different transportation modes.
 Have an understanding of the key transportation technology and be familiar with the basic concepts about the transportation system.
 Understand concepts of Multimodal Transportation.
 Understand issues of the Transportation system.
 Build the knowledge foundation in Transportation Engineering and understand its potential applications in Transportation, City Planning and major Environmental projects.

Indicative Module Content:

This course gives an overview about the transportation system. Transportation engineering focuses on the infrastructure of transportation and all the elements which support the movement of goods and people. The course explains how to apply the technologies and scientific principles to the planning, operation and management of facilities for any mode of transportation. This topic conveys an understanding of the importance of transportation in modern society by presenting selected characteristics of existing transportation systems, their use and relationships to other human activities.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered by weekly lectures and small group discussions. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Exam (In-person): Exam Week 15 Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Written and oral feedback on in-class assessment