Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Transport & Intermodality
Course unit code 025027041321
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Toni KOKKONEN

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic courses of the module Supply Chain Management

Course content

Students are able to deal with terms of freight and transport chains. They know the current tasks, opportunities, strengths and weaknesses of the respective modes of transport, routes and the parties involved in the process. The design possibilities of the transport chains of modal and intermodal perspective are presented and discussed. Technology related solutions for identification and goods/transport tracking are presented. A transfer request is planned as an example. Current developments, conditions and regulations are presented and discussed.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge - Students are able to define and classify the contents and terms of domestic and international freight transport (road, rail, water, air) and intermodal and multimodal freight transport chains. - Basic concepts for planning and distribution design, freight and transport chains are known. - Students know ways of identifying, coding and tracking goods in the transport chain, as well as examples of software support. Comprehension - Transport policy frameworks from a national, EU and global perspective are known and can be presented and discussed. - Properties of transport and transport routes for the freight system can be discussed and compared by strengths and weaknesses. - Students understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the process. - Legal regulations/commercial terms such as incoterms, load security, dangerous goods etc. and their impact on the involved parties and on the conditions in the transport chain can be represented. - Measured variables of freight can be explained. Application/ Analysis - A transport request can be planned and designed. Alternative solutions can be evaluated and discussed. - The impact of current developments, problems, future scenarios and measures can be analysed and discussed from a logistical, economic and environmental point of view.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, case studies as an individual or in a group and discussion

Assessment methods and criteria

Individually written report on one of the topics offered, minimum of 12,000 characters incl. spaces per person Criteria for evaluation: content aspects, operational methodology



Recommended or required reading

Wittenbrink, Paul (2014): Transportmanagement; Kostenoptimierung, Green Logistics und Herausforderungen an der Schnittstelle Rampe. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. Leinbach, Thomas R.; Capineri, Cristina (2007): Globalized freight transport : intermodality, e-commerce, logistics and sustainability. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)