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Course Overview

Students will be introduced to delivery requirements for Intelligent Mobility (IM) projects, focused on underlying technology and data requirements. The class will address topics ranging from the development of IM business models, through to the application of information technology for purposes such as traffic control and information provision. Technology and data requirements for models such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) will be considered to provide a holistic understanding of the requirements for IM service delivery.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Caitlin Doyle Cottrill

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • Master Of Science In Transport And Intelligent Mobility

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Widespread availability and adoption of new technologies and methods of information provision are having significant impacts upon the planning and delivery of transport services. Increasing access to detailed data records and information and communications technologies, along with the interconnectivity they facilitate, is shifting our expectations regarding the provision of transport services and, in turn, altering the underlying skills necessary for their planning.

This course will explore the concept of Intelligent Mobility (IM) from the point of view of the operator/service provider. This will entail, first, understanding of the development of IM business models, with considerations of involved parties, target consumers, and technology needs. The class will also explore underlying data requirements, and the ways in which they may be generated and used in the transport context. New models of service and information provision will be addressed, with particular considerations of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms and the governance, technical, and data requirements they imply.

An understanding of the technical data and delivery requirements of IM projects will be complemented by exploration of the associated governance, funding, and maintenance requirements of such systems. The geographic context of implementation will also be considered, as access to and availability of digital systems necessary for emerging technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles will play a role in the likelihood of their adoption.

At the end of the course, students are expected to have a deep understanding of the role of data and digital systems in the IM context, along with an understanding of the implications these have for their implementation and success.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 30, 32 - 34, 38 - 39

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Presentation (30%)

Coursework (70%)



Re-sit of only the failed assessment component(s)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUnderstand the IM landscape from the point of view of service providers and operators.
FactualApplyApply technical and data requirements for IM project provision.
ProceduralCreateCreate a business model for an IM project deployment.
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse IM business models in the context of IM service provision and development.
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the impacts of relevant policy and regulatory requirements for IM project delivery.

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