Business with Sustainable Transport Management BSc(Hons)

2021-22 (also available for 2022-23)

Places available in clearing. Find out more.
Places available in clearing. Find out more.

Start date

20 September 2021

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years inc. placement year

About the course

Why Business with Sustainable Transport Management?

Transport is the lifeblood of successful economies. Our journey to work, business- related travel and the movement of goods require safe, efficient and reliable transport. Modes used include air, sea, rail, road and pipeline whilst airports, ports, rail and bus termini, warehouses and distribution centres act as nodes within transport networks.

Transport and logistics managers aim to make sure that people can travel safely and sustainably, and goods can flow successfully through the supply chain. Other equally important players in a business are the logistics analysts, customer service managers and planning managers. Transport operators ensure that our rail, bus and coach services are run efficiently and on time.

The course aims to give you a thorough grounding in all aspects of sustainable transport, logistics and distribution services. We’ll touch on a varied range of sectors, including train operators, bus and coach companies, third party logistics operators, consultancies and even the armed forces. You’ll also study the operational and economic aspects, including passenger transport.

This course is part of NOVUS Lite, an innovation developed between the university and the NOVUS Trust. The Trust is an industry-led organisation that focuses on developing talent in the transport, logistics and supply chain management sectors. Being part of the scheme opens up wider opportunities for work experience and networking with professional in the sector, and is valuable to your professional development. The course provides a fantastic opportunity to join the NOVUS Lite scheme, which involves a guaranteed third year placement, a paid summer placement and a company mentor (subject to availability). NOVUS company guest lectures and site visits are also a benefit of the scheme. To join, you will need to successfully pass a series of short assessments held at the start of the first year of your studies. For details of NOVUS Lite please click here

How will I learn?

You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

  • We’ve developed a large number of contacts in the industry like Arriva, Grand Central, Govia Thameslink and Network Rail.
  • You’ll have the chance to hear some inspiring guest lectures, or go on site visits. But most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional work placement with a business in the transport and logistics industry.
  • Our emphasis is on giving you a chance to secure a great career. You could follow your goal and find employment in the logistics sector, or work in passenger transport management and tourism.

What subjects will you cover?

You’ll explore subjects such as Passenger Transport Management, Sustainable Aviation Management, Understanding Markets and Consumers, Financial Fluency and Legal Environment, Managing People, Operations Management, Planning and Control, and Mobility Economics and Policy.

The Business with Sustainable Transport Management course opens up opportunities for a career in either freight or passenger transport management. Whether it be in transport policy, planning, analysis, process or people management, relevant skills and knowledge are in demand by employers. Our experienced team of staff will introduce you to the concepts and help to develop your skills. Guest presenters from industry and site visits enable you to gain further insight into careers in transport and logistics. You will also have an opportunity to take a paid placement year to gain further real world experience.

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Dr Alexandros Nikitas, Senior Lecturer in Transport

Course detail

Core modules:

ASPIRE 1

This module will equip you with foundational skills that will aid your academic progress and longer term employability. Designed to support your transition to higher education, the module will challenge you to become a reflective and resilient learner who is self-aware and pro-active in your personal and professional development planning.

Financial Fluency and Legal Environment

This module introduces you to key areas in both legal and financial aspects of business. You'll look at how financial information is prepared, presented and interpreted by internal and external users and consider aspects of employment and contract law relevant to non-specialists as well as delivering theory and technical information. Practical application is presented through real world examples, group work and discussions.

Understanding Organisational Behaviour

This module provides you with an introduction to key concepts, theories and research in the field of organisational behaviour. Starting with the important question what is an organisation, this module presents and evaluates up to date research on current knowledge about human and organisation behaviour from the perspective of three levels: individual level (personality, motivation, knowledge and learning), group level (organisational culture, team-working) and the organisational level (leadership, changing world of work, technology). You'll gain knowledge to understand the role of the manager in a contemporary organisation and to critically explore the influence of a range of behaviours have on organisational outcomes.

Understanding Business Analytics

In this module you'll investigate and explore various analytical concepts and the value they provide to organisations. To support this you'll explore the value of analytical data and how this supports the creation of Business Intelligence for decision making. You'll investigate different analytical methods and apply them within the business context, looking at strategy, business goals and organisational competitive advantage.

Understanding Markets and Consumers

This module aims to make you aware of the economic and marketing underpinning of a range of business issues and problems. It has an even balance between theory and practice, you'll be introduced to the principles of micro-economics, featuring aspects which have particular relevance and application to those of you who intend to work in business and management. You'll also be introduced to key principles of strategic and operational marketing, and will gain an understanding of the underlying concepts and theories underpinning marketing practice.

PROSPECT - Project, Supply Chain and Transport Management

This module provides you with a good understanding of transport, logistics and supply chain management. It focuses on the importance of creating a more eco-friendly, smart, people-centric, and cost-effective transport system that must be multi-modal, integrated and socially inclusive. You’ll learn about inventory and distribution management and creating customer satisfaction, the underpinning of effective management, along with the increasing environmental regulations that are evident in the industry.

Entry requirements

To find out if you’re eligible to start this course in September 2021 and get more information on how to apply, please see our Clearing pages or call our Clearing Helpline on 0333 987 900001484 472777.

If you’re interested in studying this course in September 2022, please view the 2022-23 course information.

What our students have to say


Tsey-Yin Chan, one of our final year students, has written a piece in The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) journal, about the benefits of the NOVUS scheme and the article really emphasises the value that the course and Novus connections bring to our students along with the changing image of what the profession is.

View the full article

Placements


The course offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad. For those on the NOVUS scheme, this may be with a NOVUS company. Alternatively, a broad range of UK companies offer workplace experience years.

Our Placement Office works with national and international employers to ensure excellent work experience opportunities are available to you on placement courses as well as giving advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CVs and covering letters.

You can find more information on placements here.

Your Career


Previous graduates from this subject area have gone on to roles such as Management Trainee, Logistics Co-Worker, Ocean Export Operator, Transport Management Trainee, Supply Chain Graduate and Intern Logistics Assistant in organisations including Yusen Logistics (UK) and (Europe), Ikea Group, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, XPO Logistics Europe, Lafarge Tarmac, Norbert Dentressangle and LINTAS Freight & Logistics L.L.C.** 

*Whilst this is a new course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 90% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).


**Source: LinkedIn

90% Graduates employed*

Student support

At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find support networks and services to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you to navigate through your personal student journey. Find out more about all our support services.

Within Huddersfield Business School, there are numerous student support services that you can access to ensure that you make the most of your time with us. In terms of academic support, we have highly qualified Academic Skills Tutors who are able to provide support to those of you who require help in improving your academic skills in areas such as academic writing, presentation techniques, referencing etc. We also offer additional support to our International students by giving free language support sessions to our Final Year/Top-Up and Postgraduate students and co-ordinate the ‘Bud In Hud ‘ programme which provides opportunities for both International and Home students to meet and socialise in an informal setting.

We also have a team of Student Guidance and Support Officers within the School who can provide support and advice to you with any non-academic issues such as health issues, financial problems or personal issues, you may be facing which are having an effect on your ability to study to the best of your abilities. Drop in sessions are always available so you can pop in and have a confidential chat about how we can help and what support is available to you.

Our support services are here to ensure that you are able to achieve your academic, professional and personal potential during your time with Huddersfield Business School.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

Changes to a course you have applied for

If we propose to make a major change to a course that you are holding an offer for, then we will tell you as soon as possible so that you can decide whether to withdraw your application prior to enrolment.

Changes to your course after you enrol as a student

We will always try to deliver your course and other services as described. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below:

Changes to option modules

Where your course allows you to choose modules from a range of options, we will review these each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback or demand for certain modules. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let you know in good time the options available for you to choose for the following year.

Major changes

We will only make major changes to the core curriculum of a course or to our services if it is necessary for us to do so and provided such changes are reasonable. A major change in this context is a change that materially changes the services available to you; or the outcomes, or a significant part, of your course, such as the nature of the award or a substantial change to module content, teaching days (part time provision), classes, type of delivery or assessment of the core curriculum.

For example, it may be necessary to make a major change to reflect changes in the law or the requirements of the University’s regulators; to meet the latest requirements of a commissioning or accrediting body; to improve the quality of educational provision; in response to student, examiners’ or other course evaluators’ feedback; and/or to reflect academic or professional changes within subject areas. Major changes may also be necessary because of circumstances outside our reasonable control, such as a key member of staff leaving the University or being unable to teach, where they have a particular specialism that can’t be adequately covered by other members of staff; or due to damage or interruption to buildings, facilities or equipment.

Major changes would usually be made with effect from the next academic year, but this may not always be the case. We will notify you as soon as possible should we need to make a major change and will carry out suitable consultation with affected students. If you reasonably believe that the proposed change will cause you detriment or hardship we will, if appropriate, work with you to try to reduce the adverse effect on you or find an appropriate solution. Where an appropriate solution cannot be found and you contact us in writing before the change takes effect you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the University without liability to the University for future tuition fees. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

Termination of course

In exceptional circumstances, we may, for reasons outside of our control, be forced to discontinue or suspend your course. Where this is the case, a formal exit strategy will be followed and we will notify you as soon as possible about what your options are, which may include transferring to a suitable replacement course for which you are qualified, being provided with individual teaching to complete the award for which you were registered, or claiming an interim award and exiting the University. If you do not wish to take up any of the options that are made available to you, then you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the course without liability to the University for future tuition fees and you will be entitled to a refund of all course fees paid to date. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, along with the Student Protection Plan, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Office for Students (OfS) is the principal regulator for the University.

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