Site Navigation

INTR6010 - Sustainability and Transport

Title:Sustainability and Transport
Long Title:Sustainability and Transport
Module Code:INTR6010
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2011/12 ( September 2011 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MATTHEW COTTERELL
Module Description: Introduction to transport energy issues. Evaluation of the environmental impacts of mass transport strategies. Practical experience of engine performance utilising new fuel options.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the impact of transport energy use on the environment.
LO2 Describe the operation of a range of new engine technologies.
LO3 Undertake and present in a written report group laboratories to measure the performance charactersitics of biofuel powered engines.
LO4 Explain the future options for transport use by way of a group visual display and written report.
Pre-requisite learning
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

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
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Energy and Transport
Energy trends in transport sector. Global, EU and National Statistics.Transport 21. Sustainable transport-Statement of Strategy 2005 - 2007
Categories of Transport Use
Commuter, haulage, and public transport sectors
Transport Planning Issues
National Development Plan. Road Building vs Public Transport. Rail Network Development
Vehicle Developments
Hybrid, Electric, and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Options
Transport Fuels
Biodiesel, BioEthanol, E-Blends, PPO.
Emissions, Standards and Targets
Emission regulations. Vehicle carbon emission limits. Reduction in oil based fuel targets.
Environmental and performance issues
Land for Food vs Fuel. Engine Performance. Maintenenace Issues. Distribution Problems. LCA of new technologies.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Group Lab session reports 2,3 20.0 Every Second Week
Exhibition Evaluation Visual display on future transport options 1,4 30.0 Week 10
Written Report Report on future transport technology 1,2,4 30.0 Week 5
Short Answer Questions Short Test 1,2 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab No Description 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Energy and Sustainability 2003, Boyle, Oxford Uni Press
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • ETTAR 2007, Transport and the Environment:Barriers to the take up of Environmental, Gothenburg
  • ETTAR 2008, Workshop ETTAR, Barriers to the take-up of more efficient transport and logistics planning and training and awareness raising methods, Workshop ETTAR
Other Resources
  • website: www.ettar.eu
  • website: http://www.transport.ie/viewitem.asp?id= 10378&lang=ENG&loc=1913
  • website: http://www.transport21.ie/

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ESENT_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 3 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

Tel: 021-4326100     Fax: 021-4545343
Email: help@cit.edu.ie