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TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
AVM207 TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS 3 3 3 6

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. FESTUS VICTOR BEKUN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to analyse transportation, which covers an important part of economic and social life in 21th century, within economic theories
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as transportation demand modelling which is within the concept of transportation economics, transportation costs, transportation estimation, current issues on transportation.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Identify basic concepts on transportation economics.
Interpret transportation economics by using methods and tools of economics.
Evaluate the theoretical problems related to transportation or current issues using welfare economics, benefit cost analysis and similar approaches.
Explain the processes of transportation system and the data related to these processes with economic and financial reasoning.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Introduction to microeconomics: Consumer and Producer Theory, Equilibrium in the market Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
2 Reading Introduction to transportation economics Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
3 Reading Transportation demand modelling Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
4 Reading Transportation demand modelling Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
5 Reading transportation costs Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
6 Reading Pricing in transportation modelling Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
7 Reading Public transportation: Organization and Finance Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Cargo and Passenger transportation: Airports Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
10 Reading Cargo and Passenger transportation: harbours and Logistics Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
11 Reading Transportation estimation: Theory and Models I Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
12 Reading Transportation estimation: Theory and Models II Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
13 Reading Transportation estimation: Theory and Models III Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
14 Reading City life and transportation Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
15 Reading Current issues on transportation: local and global Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion, Group Work
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Prentice B., Prokop D. (2015), Concepts of Transportation Economics, World Scientific Publishing Company

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 40
Homework Assessment 1 10
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 3 100
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
0
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
1
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.
2

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
3
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
2
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
0
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.
3

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
4
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
5
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
1
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
4
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
4
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
4
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
1
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
4
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.
4

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 5 4 20
Preparation for the Final Exam 13 2 26
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 7 5 35
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 53 0 150
Total Workload of the Course Unit 150
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0