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Online Course

Transport Systems: Global Issues and Future Innovations

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $69 Certificate Available
  • Effort 4 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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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.

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Yue Huang

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Transport Systems: Global Issues and Future Innovations Based on 41 reviews

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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"



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The course provides a great insight into the Transport Industry and should spark interest in anyone who may be considering a career in Transport.
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The course provided me more than what I was expecting. I gained too much knowledge related to the transportation sector,
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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, lo recomiendo para profesionistas especializados en transporte o en los que trabajen en alguna actividad relacionada al cualquier modo de transporte

English

A course that explains in time the challenges faced by the transport specialist, this course is focused on raising awareness about the importance of transport in your community, your country and the world and how to deal with it,

in particular, what I recommend for professionals specialized in transport or those who work in any activity related to any mode of transport
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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 how transport professionals must think in order to provide a better environment for the time being and for the future. General information about different ideas are provided, such as how roads can be made safer and how quickly does a road deteriorate. Other different ideas, such as high-speed rail and autonomous cars, are explained throughout the course to clearly understand the transport system. Finally, the most important idea is the assignments and case studies available which actually provides interaction throughout the course.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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A course which shows how beneficial the work that transport professionals do is for society as whole.

It is only a 2 week course, but there is guidance to further reading materials that I think will keep me occupied for a lot longer and would've been difficult to find elsewhere. So is great value.
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The course gives you a good overview of the transport field and the importance of it in our life and society. It raises several challenges that will impact transport.

It is a good introduction. If you then get interested, you will certainly want to learn more and get more courses on transport.
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Transportation design is major demanding field to solve the problems of major emerging cities globally.This course teach us what is transportation system.how it is designed and how it maintained.

This courses teach us challenges and solutions of these problems.

It is very much informative course
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The course was well-organized and structured, extremely relevant, and holistic in its approach to the entire subject of transport. It appears to be very useful not only for future transport professionals but for the general public as well, simply because transport involves as all.
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An excellent blend of theory and video lectures. If you want to explore the field of modern transport needs, then this the right course for you. The exercises help to demonstrate your conceptual learning ability and deepens knowledge regarding the modern problems and their solutions.
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