Only for master students, otherwise a special permisson by the lecturers is required.
History, impact and principles of the design and operation of transport systems
Introduction of the basic principles of the design and operation of transport systems (road, rail, air) and of the essential pathways of their impacts (investment, generalised costs, accessibilities, external effects)
Transport systems and land use; network design; fundamental model of mobility behaviour; costs and benefits of mobility; transport history
Classification of public transport systems; Characteristics of rail systems, bus systems, cable cars and funiculars, unconventional systems; introduction to logistics; fundamentals of rail freight transports; freight transport systems; intermodal transportation
Network layout and its impact on road traffic. Traffic control systems for urban and inter-urban areas. Fundamentals of road safety and infrastructure maintenance.
Lecturer notes and slides as well as hints to further literature will be given during the course.
Prerequisites / Notice
Obligatory lecture for students of the first semester of MSc Spatial development and Infrastructure Systems. Remark: parts of the lecture will be given in German.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)