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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Transport and Business Management

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

Final award BSc (Hons)
Programme title Transport and Business Management
Programme code CVUB15
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if students undertake industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies which occurs between Part B and Part C.
Students may apply to the Programme Director for permission to undertake an approved course of study at a European University which is a member of the EU approved SOCRATES programme. Such a course of study must be undertaken for one semester in Part B of the degree programme.
UCAS code N920, N921
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/civil-building/transportandbusinessmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:15:38 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an undergraduate programme in transport and business management appropriate to the needs of students
  • To provide an undergraduate programme that offers opportunities for learning, reflection, scholarship and relevant research.
  • To enhance the learning experience of students by means of a range of appropriate methods.
  • To develop involvement with the principal sectors of the transport industry.
  • To equip students with a thorough and practical knowledge of the economic, social and technological aspects of transport, so that they will be able to play a full part in its future development.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

 

There is at present no nationally agreed subject benchmark statement for transport programmes.  The benchmark standards which have been devised for undergraduate transport programmes have been based on the relevant accreditation requirements of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the professional body with chartered status, as well as the Self-Assessment Document produced for the QAA's recent External Subject Review of Transport Studies programmes (November 2000), the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications and the University's current Learning and Teaching Strategy.

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The context in which transport operates, including the functions and sectors allied to transport, their operation and the links between them;
  • The key concepts, theories and principles in transport operations, and business management;
  • The linkages and inter-relationships between the elements which constitute the study of transport operations, business management, and the relationships between them and related subjects;
  • One or more areas of specialist knowledge associated with transport operations, management and/or planning;
  • The principles and skills used in transport operations, and business management in the solution of problems including an ability: to collect, analyse and interpret data and information; to use appropriate analytical tools; and to use standard and relevant ICT applications; and
  • The skills to identify options, to question conventional wisdom, to provide advice in oral and written form, and to apply professional judgement in making recommendations and solving problems.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:  

  • Display and utilise academic knowledge and understanding appropriate to the study of transport operations, and business management;
  • Collect, analyse and interpret a range of data and information, and apply them to specific situations;
  • Understand, integrate and synthesise a range of complex concepts and disciplines appropriate to the study of transport operations, and business management; and
  • Define problems, provide solutions and offer a critical appraisal of the outcomes.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • Planning and making oral presentations;
  • Research skills - including the preparation of a substantial dissertation;
  • Interpersonal situations including working in groups;
  • The use and application of ICT; and
  • The collection, analysis and synthesis of numerical information and the application of numerical and statistical techniques.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: a highly developed comprehension of the interaction and relative importance of personal skills and attributes within transport and business management, including: decision-making, self development, reflective practice and self management skills together with personal planning skills, integrity, flexibility and recognition of the need for life-long learning.

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A  -  Introductory Modules 

4.1.1    Semester 1 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA001

Communication

10

CVA042

Introduction to Management

10

CVA043

Introduction to Economics

10

CVA045

Introduction to Air Transport

10

CVA046

Management Finance for the Transport Industry

10

CVA048

Transport Demand and Human Need

10

                                                                                                                     

4.1.2    Semester 2 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)  

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA041

Introduction to Transport Systems

10

CVA044

Introduction to Logistics

10

CVA049

Introduction to Transport Economics

10

MAA211

Management Statistics

10

TTA302

Road Transport Technology

10

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES 

One 10 credit module from TTA301 Air Transport Technology or a language module at the appropriate level. 

 

4.2       Part B  -  Degree Modules 

4.2.1    Semester 1 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB050

Transport Risk and Safety Management

20

CVB053

Management Science            

10

CVB056

Economics of Transport

10

CVB068   

Business Strategy and Policy for Transport

10

(ii)       OPTIONAL MODULES 

One 10 credit module from CVB058 Transport Planning or a language module at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module.          

 

4.2.2    Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB054

Management and Research Statistics

10

CVB055     

Supply Chain Management

10

CVB057

Aviation Planning and Operations

10

CVB061

Transport and the Environment

10

CVB064

Project Appraisal

10

CVB067

Road Transport Engineering and Operations

10

In place of (i) above students may take the SOCRATES module CVB066, which has a modular weight of 60. 

 

4.3 Part C – Degree Modules 

4.3.1    Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC060

Transport Planning Methods

10

CVC061

Project (30)

10

CVC065

Travel Behaviour

10

CVC076

Applied Research Methods

10

 (ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES 

Modules with a total weight of 20 credits from:

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC066

Airline Marketing and Management

20

CVC062

Aviation Finance

10

CVC072

Transport Demand Management

10

                                          

4.3.2                                 

Semester 2 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40)  

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC061

Project (30)

20

CVC070

Transport Policy

10

CVC071

Rail Transport Operations

10

 (ii)          OPTIONAL MODULES

Modules with a total weight of 20 credits from:  

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC063

Sustainable Cities & Transport

10

CVC068

Aviation Safety

10

CVC073

Airport Management

20

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

 

5.1     In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum requirements set out in Regulation XX but also:

 

Students registered before September 2014 should meet the following programme requirements:

In order to progress from Parts A or B, or to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree in Part C, candidates must obtain at least 40% in modules worth 100 credits in each Part and at least 30% in other modules in each Part.

Students registered from September 2014 onwards should meet the following programme requirements:

In order to progress from Part A or Part B, or to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree in Part C, candidates must obtain 120 credits in each Part.

 

5.2     Candidates cannot progress from Part B to the DIS year until Part B progression requirements have been met.

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

 

6.1     Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C and:

 

Students registered before September 2014:

The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 25 : Part C 75 to determine the final percentage mark.

 

Students registered from September 2014 onwards:

The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40 : Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

 

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