Short Title:Transport
Full Title:Transport
Module Code:TRNS H3001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:ROBERT O CONNOR
Module Description:The aim of this module is to deal with energy consumption attributed to transport. This will include alternative technologies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Quantify and describe the energy consumption due to all modes of transport. This will include personal transport (road, rail, sea and air) and the commercial component (rail, road sea and air).
LO2 Describe and calculate noise attributed to transport using noise maps and the EU directive calculation methods.
LO3 Outline,in detail, the principles and developments in internal combustion engine technology.
LO4 Describe and evaluate the environmental footprint of battery technology for transport options.
LO5 Describe the Four Stage model for transport modelling within the context of the national tranport strategy.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Technologies
Description of technologies used in transport sector. Overview of primary drive options and fuel type options.
20.00%
Hydro Carbon Performance and Efficiency
Detailed examination of performance and efficiency of Traditional Hydro carbon based drive options and of low CO2 based drive
20.00%
Battery Performance and Efficiency
Detailed examination of performance and efficiency of battery options available.
30.00%
Transport Noise
Detialed consideration of Noise attributed to transport and the EU calculation methods used to estimate its impact.
20.00%
Tranport Modelling
Overview of the Four Stage Model fortransport modelling and its place within the national strategy.
10.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Report related to transport topic 5 20.00 Week 11
Continuous Assessment Mid semester exam 1,2,3 10.00 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Outside of class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • ITTDublin, Ed 2009, Lecture Notes, ITTDublin, ITTD Ireland
Recommended Book Resources
  • John J. Coyle, Robert A. Novak, Brian Gibson, Edward J. Bardi, 2011, Transportation, 2nd Ed., Cengage Learning USA [ISBN: 9780324789195]
  • Paul Brenton, Gareth Edwards-Jones, Michael Friis Jensen, 2010, Carbon Footprints and Food Systems: Do Current Accounting Methodologies Disadvantage Developing Countries?, International bank for reconstruction and development USA [ISBN: 9780821385395]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: DTO 2011, Dublin Transport Office Website, DTO, DTO, Ireland
  • Website: Environmental Protection Agency 2011, EPA Website, EPA, Ireland
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering 5 Mandatory