Integrated Transportation

Study program: Mechanical engineering
Type and level of studies: Master studies
Course unit: pdfIntegrated Transportation
Course code: MS14210
Teacher in charge: pdfDr. Nebojša Bogojević
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: None
Course unit objective:
To introduce students to problems and concepts for safe and efficient service for the movement of people and goods. Students will be required to read widely and think critically to inform analysis of a variety of transport planning issues.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
A student will be able to identify the stakeholders involved in freight transportation, to explain the role of different modes in freight transportation, to describe some trends affecting freight transportation, and their impact on an environment as well and to discuss some of the common issues that prevent freight from being fully incorporated into the planning process.
Course unit contents
Theoretical classes
Types of transport and their significance; Participation and the importance of transport in economic, political, socially, culturally, political development of the society; Basic concepts and main effects of integrated transportation; Packaging of goods, palletizing and use of the containers in integrated transport; Insurance of goods and means of transport; Fundamentals terms of freight forwarding and customs; The importance and role of introducing quality systems and information technology in transportation; Intermodal transport and its role in environmental protection.
Practical classes
A student project is dedicated to solving the problem of transportation by applying the principle learned in this course.
Risto Perišić, Modern transport technologies I, Faculty of transport and traffic engineering, Belgrade 1995
Huub Vrenken, Cathy Macharis, Peter Wolters,  Intermodal Transport in Europe, EIA Brussels, Belgium, 2005
Lowe D., Intermodal freight transport, Elsevier, 2005.