TBA4345 - Sustainability Issues in Transport


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 70/100 4 hours
Work 30/100

Course content

Strategies to achieve sustainable transport:

Improved public transport, restrictions on car traffic, technology for lower emissions, freight transport that is more environmentally friendly.

Analysis of how the transport system can serve vulnerable groups in a better way.

Engineering interventions in the urban transport system to improve the speed of buses; ITS and environmental consequences of transport; regulation and other action in the transport system to protect the environment, decrease energy consumption, and counteract climate change.

In addition, some topical themes from current sustainable transport policy and research will be dealt with.

Learning outcome


The candidate should have knowledge of:

  • Sustainability problems caused by transport of persons and goods
  • Strategies to achieve a more sustainable transport sector
  • Traffic engineering measures to reduce congestion and environmental deterioration


The candidate is able to:

  • Use software tools for analysing the environmental effects of different driving patterns
  • Estimate the effects of engineering measures and other policies for promoting sustainable mobility

General competence

The candidate can:

  • Comprehend and present results from international research on transport and environmental issues
  • Reflect on the consequences of sustainability goals for the transport sector
  • Orientate themselves in the international discourse of this field and identify relevant literature for their own studies
  • Co-operate with professionals and politicians regarding transport-related environmental measures.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group work, seminars, and exercises. The lectures and exercises are in English when non-Norwegian speaking students follow the subject.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (70%) and evaluation of 1 exercise that counts 30%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Textbook and articles supplemented by lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBA4547 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Road, Transport and Geomatics
  • Highway Engineering
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 70/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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