Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VTT612 overlap following cours/es: VTVA15. Compulsory for: IBYI1, IBYV1. Course coordinator: Bengt Holmberg, LTH; Lars Bergrund, Banverket,, Trafikteknik. Recommended prerequisits: AAK630. Assessment: A passing grade requires satisfactory part reports and final report, field work and an oral presentation and opposition. Further information: Teaching is in the form of lectures, field work (interview travellers, goods transport buyers and transporters), individual literature studies, report presentation and opposition.

To give the student knowledge of the transport market and demands from society and clients, as well as the transport sector’s organisation and financing.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to describe:

The (Swedish and EU) society’s demand for transport.

Transporters’ possibilities and interest in meeting the demands

The actual authorities’ organisation and financing

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

· be able to give an account of the knowledge gained from the lectures, own field studies (interviews) and literature studies.

· be able to put together information from different sources, compare and draw independent conclusions

The course comprises Swedish and EU transport policy goals, travellers’ wishes and goods-transport buyers’ demands and wishes. Moreover, attention is also given to transporters’ possibilities and interest in meeting the various demands. The Swedish transport authorities’ organisation and financing as well as the planning process are also taken up.

The students search their own literature but their will be a coarse library available.
Thesis writing: Strömquist Siv, Skrivboken. Gleerups 2000. Svenska Språknämnden, Svenska skrivregler. Liber 2000.