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AUTO7004 - Transport Regulations

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Title:Transport Regulations
Long Title:Transport Regulations
Module Code:AUTO7004
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Automotive Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: MICHAEL J O MAHONY
Module Description: This Module is designed to give the student an understanding of Road Transport Legislation, both National Statutes and EU Regulations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Summarise the main provisions of the major Acts relating to Statutory control of Road Transport.
LO2 Interpret the relevant Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicle Regulations that effect the design and manufacture of Road Vehicles.
LO3 Evaluate the various types of vehicle testing in operation in this country.
LO4 Interpret Engineering factors which determine vehicle selection and performance.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT AND USE OF VEHICLE REGULATIONS
Dimensions, weights, equipment and safety relating to mechanically propelled vehicles: rigid, articulated, draw bar combinations and passenger vehicles.
REGISTRATION AND LICENSING
Main provisions of legisation in respect of keeping or using a vehicle in a public place. Trade Plates and their use.
TACHOGRAPHS / DRIVERS HOURS REGULATIONS
Current EU Regulations in respect of haulage and passenger vehicles. Drivers hours, breaks and rest periods. Speed Limits and Penalty Points
VEHICLE PLATING AND TESTING
EU and National requirements to vehicle testing and issuing of Certificates of Road Worthiness.
DRIVING LICENCES
Requirement to hold appropriate class of licence and observe age limits, describe liability and responsibility of person employing drivers. Offences associated with driving licences.
INSURANCE / ACCIDENT PROCEDURE
Insurance requirement under the R.T.A. Accident Procedure, Reporting, Accident Prevention.
DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES - TRANSPORTATION BY ROAD
Main provisions of the European Agreement concerning the National / International carriage of goods by road (ADR)
LIGHTING AND MARKING OF VEHICLES
Obligatory and non-obligatory lighting and marking equipment required on mechanically propelled vehicles.
ROAD FREIGHT AND PASSENGER LICENSING - NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
Operators licensing of Goods Vehicles and PSVs.
ENGINEERING FACTORS
Vehicle selection and performance calculations. Types of goods and passenger vehicles. Weight distribution and security of loads. Maintenance schedules.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project The project will develop the students understanding of what is required of a transport manager to deliver goods in a legal and profitable manner.   40.0 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 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute 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 Presentation of Topic 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review lecture notes and further study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of Topic 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David Lowe, Clive Pidgeon, Lowe's Transport Manager's and Operator's Handbook 2014, 44 Ed. [ISBN: 9780749470470]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Government Publications 2014, Road Traffic Act 2014,, plus amendments, Ed., Government Publications Office.
  • Government Publications, Road Traffic Act 1961, plus amendments Ed., Relevant, Government Publications Office Government Publications Office
  • Government Publications, C.E. & U. of V. Regs. SI no. 190-1963, Plus amendments Ed., Government Publications Office Government Publications Office
  • Government Publications, Tachograph Regulations and Drivers Hours, Government Publications Office Government Publications Office
  • Government Publications, Vehicle Testing Manuals, DOE / VTN, NCT Ed., Government Publications Office Government Publications Office
  • Government Publications, Dangerous Substances Regulations, Government Publications Office Government Publications Office
  • Pierce, Robert 1989, Road Traffic Law, 2nd. Ed., Ireland [ISBN: 1-85475 0550]
  • Heisler, Heinz 2007, Advanced Vehicle Technology, UK [ISBN: 13: 978-0749448165]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 5 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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