Transport and Environment

Course Information
TitleΜΕΤΑΦΟΡΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝ / Transport and Environment
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000231

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 51
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΣ3300Spyridon Vougias, Georgios Palantzas
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The content of the course "Transport and Environment" establishes, firstly, an adequate body of curriculum, which covers the basic needs of knowledge on the subject of the assessment of the impacts on the environment from traffic and transport in general. Furthermore, the program of the lectures forms a coherent awareness and education at the Civil Engineering Department' students, necessary for the balanced and comprehensive management of the problem of protecting the environment and the quality of life. The gradual deepening on the themes and the environmental effects of the different transport systems (road, rail, air, sea) supply to the student the possibility to adequately address the concept of the environmental impact studies and their preparation and evaluation, an object particularly "popular" in the current job market of the civil engineers. Furthermore, the special teaching of the issue of transport of dangerous goods and waste, makes the student shareholder of the necessary knowledge, so that he can understand sufficiently and work professionally in the future on issues such as the study and organization of the dangerous goods / waste transport network, as well as the ADR consultant. Finally, the participation of the students in applied exercises or theme within the course, provide the necessary contact with the practice and the familiarization with the instruments and methods for measuring and analysis of the environmental impacts of transport.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction: The effects of transport on the environment 2. The Green-House effect 3. Road accidents 4. Traffic noise 5. Air pollution 6. Visual amd aesthetic nuisance 7. Movements and pedestrians safety 8. Impacts of road, sea, train and air transports 9. Environmental impacts studies 10. External cost of transport 11. Transport of dangerous goods 12. Exercises
transport, environment, impacts, management
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of Power Point Assessment through the electronic system of MODIP Use of video.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work50.2
Reading Assigment301.1
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities60.2
Written assigments150.5
Student Assessment
Students' presence. Written paper. Written exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τίτλος Βιβλίου: Μεταφορές και περιβάλλον Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2008 Συγγραφέας: Βούγιας Σπύρος ISBN: 978-960-12-1732-1
Additional bibliography for study
1. Roads and the Environment - A Handbook 2. Green Paper on the Impact of Transport on the Environment 3. Indicators of the Environmental Impacts of Transportation 4. Transport, Environment and Health 5. Focusing on environmental pressures from long‑distance transport 6. Adaptation of transport to climate change in Europe 7. External Costs of Transport
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