SMUA4100 Transport Policy and Transport Management Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Transport Policy and Transport Management
Master's Degree Programme in Smart Mobility and Urban Analytics
10 stp.


This module introduces students to key concepts in transport management and policy making and provides them with the background knowledge necessary to understand transport system development. The module starts with considering the evolution of transport, and transport management strategies; car-oriented, public-transport-oriented and a demand-oriented approach (mobility management and Mobility as a Service). Introduction to management process of policy making and who is responsible for transport policy e.g., supranational, central and local government structures and the role of the private sector. Problems and trends in transport demands and an introduction to policy perspectives.

Anbefalte forkunnskaper



No formal requirements over and above the admission requirements.


After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


Upon successful completion of the course, the student will achieve knowledge about:

  • the historical development of transport systems and urbanity
  • the transport planning and policy-making process
  • regulation, ownership and funding structures for transport systems
  • current guidance on transport and land use planning



The student is capable of:

  • understanding and explaining why transport planning is a necessary aspect of governance
  • describing the transport policy process and key issues determining policy options
  • interpret different policy options and their implications
  • critically analyzing the development of transport systems

General competence:

The student is capable of:

  • identifying the outcomes of transport management and policy interventions in the field
  • reviewing a range of literature and using scholarly articles to keep up with latest developments in the field
  • working as part of a team to solve a problem
  • presenting results in a scholarly, professional manner through written reports and oral presentations.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

This course will consist of lectures, seminars (including invited lecturers, discussions and presentations) and field studies to provide theoretical content and preliminary hands-on experience. 

Vurdering og eksamen

1) Project report prepared individually, approx. 10 pages (excl. appendices), weighted 70%.

2) Oral and visual presentation and examination of the project report, weighted 30%.

All assessment parts must be awarded a pass grade (E or better) to pass the course. 

Assessment parts: 1) can be appealed, 2) cannot be appealed


Graded scale A-F


1) One internal examiners.

2) Two internal examiners. 

External examiners are used regularly. 


Daniel Piatkowski : danielpi@oslomet.no