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: 136
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 Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΣ3300
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students, upon successful completion of the course, will have more critical ability regarding the issue of environmental protection and their quality of life, with particularly targeted results: 1. They will be able to understand the degree of interaction of the impacts of the various transport systems (road, sea, rail, air, river, pipeline) with the environment (physical, social, economic), mainly through the interactive demonstration, at a basic level, of relevant computer models and methods (eg noise maps, pollution simulation, air pollutants emission, carbon footprint calculation, pollutant concentration assessment, visual disturbance). 2. Familiarize themselves with the content, objectives and results of international management standards of environment (ISO 14001, EMAS, PERS), quality (ISO 9001, ISM), health and safety at work (ISO 45001), and energy (ISO 50001) applied by management bodies of transport infrastructure / means / services. 3. They will have expanded their future professional / scientific / research work alternatives, having sufficiently understood issues such as health and safety at work (Safety Technician), the drafting of an EIA (Expert / Consultant), the organization and auditing of ISO type management systems (Internal and / or External ISO Inspector), the transport of dangerous goods / waste (Consultant for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods), the preparation of emergency plans for land and marine pollution (Expert / Consultant), the preparation of ship-generated management plans (Expert / Consultant). 4. They will be acquainted with the modern technological, research and future developments in the means, the infrastructure and the operation of the transport systems. 5. They will realize the importance and understant contemporary issues of wider environmental and social impact such as the response and adaptation to climate change, the energy use and utilization, the environmental migration, the resiliense, the impacts of warfare. 6. They will know the basic elements of the economics of the environment and will understand its role in the study of transport systems, mainly through practice in solving relevant problems. 7. They will have a complete picture of the international, European and national legislative and regulatory framework that governs all the individual environmental and other issues that will be developed in the lectures, being able to deal more effectively with relevant problems that they will be called upon to manage.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Elements and data of the transport-environment interaction. • Current and future technological and research developments. • Environmental impacts assessment in road, sea, air, rail, river and pipeline transport systems, through computing methods and tools, and relevant managerial measures. • Environmental economics. • Health and safety at work. • Response and adaption to climate change. • Transportation of dangerous goods and waste. • Ship-generated waste management. • Response to coastal-marine pollution. • The international standards on environmental management (ISO 14001, EMAS, PERS), quality (ISO 9001, ISM), health and safety at work (ISO 45001) and energy (ISO 50001). • Energy resources and use of renewable energy sources. • Environmental migration. • Resiliense. • Impacts of military operations. • Exercises.
transport, environment, impacts, computing methods, management
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work301.1
Reading Assigment60.2
Interactive Teaching in Information Center80.3
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities60.2
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (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
Διεθνή Επιστημονικά Περιοδικά και σχετικές δημοσιεύσεις στα επιμέρους αντικείμενα του μαθήματος. Εγχειρίδια χρήσης υπολογιστικών προγραμμάτων και μεθόδων εκτίμησης περιβαλλοντικών επιπτώσεων.
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