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Transport Systems: Global Issues and Future Innovations

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

Overview

Explore how and why transport systems must change in the 21st century

What are the challenges faced by today’s transport sector? How can transport professionals develop systems that meet the needs of the 21st century?

Get answers to these questions and more with this course exploring the future of transport. You will learn about effective transport planning and modelling, considering how transport solutions can become sustainable, reduce pollution and improve the health and safety of people across the world.

You will also consider how technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles and high-speed rail might address global issues.

This course is for undergraduate students and mid-career professionals interested in a career in the transport industry.

It will be especially useful for undergraduates studying engineering, urban planning, mathematics, economics, geography and psychology. It will also be useful for mid-career professionals already working in the transport sector or considering a move to the transport sector from other areas such as engineering, scientific research, local and national government policy making, construction and logistics.

Taught by

Yue Huang

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Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 55 reviews

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  • Kennethy Kisha completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The course met my all learning expectations.

    I was able to learn;

    The challenges facing transport and how to mitigate them

    The role of transport in today’s society; the social economic impact of transport

    Designing major highway links and how to improve the efficiency of road intersections

    Mitigating the environmental impact of transport by adopting green logistics

    The use of connected and autonomous vehicles, and the challenges facing their use

    Redesigning future cities and transport systems to support these cities.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A very interesting course which gives a reasonable detailed introduction to Transport Systems. The material is well presented in an attractive manner with slides and videos. The comments section at the end of each presentation was very helpful and provided additional insights. The course involved three assignments which were an important learning opportunity to develop understanding of the challenges planners face. A little more detail in some areas might have been useful. Overall a good course for the beginner.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Good explanation by professor
    The material is interesting and clearly structured
    The video in the lectures is very helpful and very effective. The lecture notes are also very good. The way of explaining things is also good. The lecturer is just excellent in everything.
    The case study are with real-time examples so I am able to understand better"

  • Anonymous
    It was very en lighting with the right content and knowledge. It would have been good to offer a certificate (Not tagged to payment)because of the amount of time it requires to go through it all. However, all in all the course was wonderful.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course provides a great insight into the Transport Industry and should spark interest in anyone who may be considering a career in Transport.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course provided me more than what I was expecting. I gained too much knowledge related to the transportation sector,
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Español Un curso que explica puntual los retos que enfrenta y enfrentará el especialista en transporte, este curso está enfocado a crear conciencia sobre la importancia del transporte en tu comunidad, tu país y del mundo y como afrontarlo, en particular,...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I really enjoyed my time throughout this course since it provides ideas in a very clear and systematic way. First of all, the importance of transportation is provided and the challenges that the transport sector face are explained. Also, the course shows...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course is very educative and gives great insights into the challenges and possible solutions to the problems that the transportation sector is facing globally. It has exercises that are based on real life situations which help you as a learner to provide possible solutions and apply the knowledge learned from the course. It is a course I highly recommend for anyone looking to become a transport professional as it brings out alot of different aspects of the transportation sector.
    The course has helped me getore clarity on what is really involved in the transportation sector and I am grateful to the Institute got Transport Studies for providing this learning platform for aspiring transport professionals.
  • Anonymous
    This course was well planned especially all the required stuff was well presented in terms of videos and articles. The vital thing of this course was the sequence of information. We started with the transport problems at the global level and then started thinking of practical examples of such problems around us. After we have enough understanding on severity of these problems, possible solutions through future innovations were presented. Adequacy of these innovations for specific nature of problem was also reviewed. This course taught us various dimensions of technology associated with future vehicles and tracks.

    I am grateful to Dr. Yue Huang and the team for arranging such complete course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Well-structured course which discusses interesting and also important subjects. No previous knowledge is required. Varied exercises keep the interest awake. Although I did not take the course for career reasons, I enjoyed the course and learnt a lot.
    The variety of issues ranges from the promotion of public transport over high speed rail and aviation up to autonomous vehicles. The course also includes opportunities to work on examples based on real cases.
    The course materials include a balanced mix of video, text and case studies.
    Unfortunately, there was no feedback provided for the peer-graded assignment. But that can only be influenced to a limited extend by the course staff.
  • Anonymous
    If you are someone who wants to pursue further study or career in the transport sector, this course is the right preparatory platform for you! It gives you a holistic ideas on what challenges the transport sector is facing and introduces you to a wide range of transport innovations that can tackle the challenges. It highlights the importance of having transport-related professionals in your country to ensure that we are able to live in a clean, green, inclusive, vibrant and sustainable places.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is an excellent introduction to the topic. Suitable for someone with little knowledge about the field. It provides a lot of resources: lectures, notes, PDFs, web-links, and videos that cover the whole subject area. I have worked in this and associated fields throughout my career and now examine professional engineers, some of whom, specialise in this discipline, I found little to criticise and much to congratulate.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very well explained and detailed as well illustrated with given examples. The subject is extremly important in our days due to the increase of people in the cities and the polution that comes with it creating a major health problem for humans and animals. I enjoyed seing the videos and hear the professionals explaining clearly the issues involved, this done with a tone and rythm of voice very engaged and appropriated to teach.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is well delivered for something so short. It's gives the student food for thought, just enough to want to go down the rabbit hole but also enough should they wish not to pursue, the level of knowledge you're equipped with is sufficient nonetheless. It touches on familiar subjects that industry professions should know of or at least be aware of whilst sparking the interest of someone not in the know.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was a great learning curve. Coming from an information technology background, I never knew transportation is an interesting subject. What made the course above a few notches was it incorporated technology as one of the key drivers to make transportation eco-system sustainable. Thanks for the learning opportunity. Looking forward to furthering knowledge enrichments.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Transport planners needs to consider the following 5 challenges when planning new transport network or altering existing infrastructures
    1. Increasing car use
    2. Social cohesion, health and wellbeing
    3. Change in demand
    4. Long term planning
    Transport creates economic opportunities and growth in rural areas .
    It also reduce poverty in low and middle income countries.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It's a very good course, gives you a good example of what are you going to study in the Masters about transportation, if you dont't know or are sure of studing any transportation Master you should take it.

    You can advance at your time, there's no live clases and you only received a diploma if you pay.

    Great for the University of Leeds
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was very enlightening and well thought out. I learnt a lot of new things and the exercises helped put the course content in perspective. I highly recommend this course for everyone and anyone interested in the subject topic. I personally just took the course out of curiosity, but I can confidently say it was time well spent
  • Anonymous
    This is a great course designed by University of Leeds. It is one of the few mini courses that look at the future transport development, including many exciting topics e.g. autonomous vehicles, high speed rails and sustainable transport solutions. It also points to the valuable reading materials including papers and reports.

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