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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)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate $74 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 24 reviews

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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"



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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.
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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,
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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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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.
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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.

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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.
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Anonymous completed this course.
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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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
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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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
First of all, the subjects are very nicely organized. The content is extremely satisfying. The educational materials provided along with the lessons provide a better understanding of the subjects. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the preparation of this training.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I am happy with what I am learning with just the first two weeks of the course and already I have learned so much about the transport industry. The study materials or rather the information given is very solid and I do not regret taking this course can't wait for the remaining two weeks
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Anonymous
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I was very impressed by the level of content but also the accessibility of the course to a wide range of people. I have found out lots of new information and it has certainly increased my interest and understanding in relation to the transport profession.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent. I have been running a road transport company but only focusing on my limited sphere of daily operations. Been exciting reading up on transport generally and learning how I fit in and how I can improve my business and improve those round me.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course was very helpful to me as I was considering taking an MSc in Transport. It gave me an holistic view of what I should expect, the happenings in the industry and touched on a wide variety of topics. I thoroughly enjoyed the activities as well.
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Anonymous
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The course is so comprehensive and impactful: comprehensive in the sense that it touches alnost every aspect of transportation and gives insight of what every transport mode requires to be efficient and sustainable today and in the future.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course was very complete and interesting. The study material provided was comphrensive and it gave me the opportunity to further deep my knowledge on several topics. Thank you very much for this course.
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William W
by William completed this course.
Great course! Really taught me a lot on the future of transportation and made me think a lot about the new solutions that we need to start developing to cope with the innovations that are taking place now.
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Omar M
Omar completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Great lectures, the course materials are splendid, well explained and detailed as well illustrated with examples.

I would strongly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in transport.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good presentation of all the issues concerned with thought provoking practical problems to solve. Do not to neglect to read the comments some of which are provided by transport professionals.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent short course which gave a good overview of the subject, the current challenges and the progress being made. It was well put together and good links before further reading.
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