ENVP3000W Environ Change & Trans Policy

Academic Year 2024/2025

The aim of this module is to introduce students to processes of environmental change and to explore how transport policymakers have responded to these challenges. The module has three primary components: firstly, it will examine key environmental challenges facing society at a range of spatial scales. This will introduce a range of issues, from global environmental issues such as climate change, to more local concerns such as environmental quality, land use change, transport and congestion and various forms of pollution. Secondly, the module will consider the relationship between transport, environment and society. This will include an exploration of the changing ways society has viewed or valued transport within the environment and will also chart the emergence of environmentalism as a political force. Thirdly, the module will outline the transport policy response to environmental change.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On the successful completion of the course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of key environmental challenges at a range of spatial scales;
- Outline the changing relationship between nature and society with particular reference to transport;
- Describe and explain the rationale for environmental policy in the context of transport;
- Examine the key instruments for environmental policy in the transport sector;
- Begin to develop critical reading, presentation and writing skills.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The key teaching and learning approaches used in this module include group work; traditional lectures; critical writing; workshops and student presentations. 
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

Not yet recorded.

Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Hannah Gould Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Tadhg O'Mahony Lecturer / Co-Lecturer