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School of Engineering
CIVIL ENGINEERING
Course unit
LOGISTICS AND FREIGHT TRANSPORT
INP7080997, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CIVIL ENGINEERING
IN0517, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track SISTEMI E INFRASTRUTTURE DI TRASPORTO [004PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LOGISTICS AND FREIGHT TRANSPORT
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MASSIMILIANO GASTALDI ICAR/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/05 Transport 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 GASTALDI MASSIMILIANO (Presidente)
ROSSI RICCARDO (Membro Effettivo)
MENEGUZZER CLAUDIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with preliminary concepts of “transport systems” and “transport engineering and economics”.
Pre-requirements: none.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at students of Civil Engineering Master Degree Course (Transportation syllabus), with the purpose to develop awareness and basic competences on freight transport and logistics sectors. Specifically the course will provide insight regarding tools and methods for quantitative analysis in planning, functional design and management of freight transport systems.
Examination methods: Students can choose between:
two partial written tests (after the first half and at the end of the course);
final complete oral test (at each exam session).
Assessment criteria: Evaluation criteria:
completeness of the knowledge on the topics presented during the course;
appropriateness of the used terminology;
acquisition of concepts, methods and models proposed;
Competence and ability in the analysis of freight transport and logistics problems.
Course unit contents: Basic concepts about freight transport system and logistics.
Freight transport supply system (road, rail, water, air mode of transport): load units, vehicle types, cargo handling equipment, infrastructures, technologies, freight terminals.
Demand for freight transport and logistics.
Freight Transport costs.
Urban logistics.
Intermodal freight transport.
Methods and models for freight transport system planning and management: theory and case studies.
Functional analysis of freight terminals: case studies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching methods:
Face to face lectures.
Seminars with experts.
Technical visits.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lectures notes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gattuso, Domenico; Cassone, Gian Carla, <<I >>nodi della logistica nella supply chainDomenico Gattuso, Gian Carla Cassone. Milano: Angeli, 2013.
  • Bruno Dalla Chiara, Sistemi di trasporto intermodali. Progettazione ed esercizio. --: EGAF, 2015.
  • Cantarella, Giulio E., Sistemi di trasporto: tecnica e economiaa cura di G.E. Cantarella. Torino: UTET Scienze Tecniche, --.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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