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: 105
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 Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΣ3300
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
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
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. With the successful completion of the course the students will: - have personally formed a structured consciousness and education, necessary for a balanced and comprehensive approach to the problem of environmental protection and quality of life. - be able to adequately address the concept of environmental impact studies and the requirements for their drafting and evaluation, a subject particularly "popular" in the current labor market of civil engineers. - adequately understand the interaction of the various transport systems (road, sea, rail, air), during their construction and operation, with the environment (natural, man-made, economic). - be able to work professionally in the future with issues such as the study and organization of a network for the transport of hazardous cargo / waste, as well as the ADR consultant. - know the modern technological and research developments in the means, the infrastructure and the operation of the transport systems. - become familiar with the concept of climate change and its impact on the transport of persons and goods. - be familiar with the instruments and methods of measuring and analyzing the environmental impact of transport. - know the basic elements of the economic environment and will understand its role in the study of transport systems, mainly through the practice of solving practical problems.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction: Τransport and environment interaction. 2. Transport and climate change. 3. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. 4. Traffic noise. 5. Air pollution. 6. Visual and aesthetic nuisance. 7. Movements and pedestrians safety. 8. Impacts of road, sea, train and air transports. 9. Environmental impacts studies. 10. Basic elements of environmental economics. 11. Transport of dangerous goods and waste. 12. Health and safety at work. 13. Energy and transport decarbonization. 14. Modern technological and research developments. 15. Laboratory exams.
transport, environment, impacts, management
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory 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 Work441.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities60.2
Written assigments120.4
Student Assessment
Students' presence. Written laboratory exams. Oral work presentation. There is not written final exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (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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