Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


A student who has passed the course will be able to:

  • understand historical trajectories of urban transport systems
  • explain travel behaviour phenomena using a combination of economic, psychological, and sociological approaches
  • evaluate urban transport vehicles and emerging mobility technologies
  • explain interaction between land use and transport system
  • interpret scientific literature in transport studies

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 20.10.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Milos Mladenovic

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    • History of transportation
    • Individual travel behaviour and collective traveling activity patterns
    • Transport vehicles and emerging technologies
    • Transport system dynamics

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In-class activity (35%)
    Assignments (35%)
    Review paper and presentation (30%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Lectures and in-class activities (60 h)
    - Individual learning (75 h)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    • Lectures and guest lectures
    • Discussion sessions
    • Individual assignments
    • Review paper and presentation
    • Course material and scientific literature

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Maximum number of students on the course is 40. Priority will be given to students in the Master s Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering.