TBA4345 - Sustainability Issues in Transport


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

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

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

The final grade is based on one project work that counts 30% and final written home exam that counts 70%. Both parts are given separate letter grades. These two are weighted together into one final course grade. Mandatory exercises must be approved. The resit examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Scientific articles and reports.

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 2023

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
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 70/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 70/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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