Facts about the course

Study points:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Johan Holmgren
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

TRA700 Transportation Infrastructure Assessment (Spring 2019)

About the course

The need for an analytical approach to project selection of infrastructure projects. The use of economic investment assessment (EIA) for different parts of the transport sector. The role of EIA in the planning process, with focus on international practice. Presentation and analysis of different cases. Key issues will comprise the measurement of consumer and produces surplus, discounting and interest rates, market imperfections, external economic effects, common goods, the efficiency and equity problem, qualitative elements and critique of the EIA concept.

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

Same as the requirements for the MSc Logistics program. A background in Microeconomics and Transport Economics is recommended.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

The successful candidate should have achieved advanced knowledge about theory and methods for EIA of transport infrastructure, with main emphasis on cost-benefit analysis. The candidate also should have:

  • Obtained a good overview of the theoretical foundation for cost-benefit analysis.
  • Obtained knowledge about the regulatory and planning framework within which these analyses are made, with focus on current international practice.
  • Obtained knowledge to use analytical models and calculations to carry out case studies.
  • Obtained knowledge about the strengths and weaknesses of this analytical framework.
  • Obtained in-depth knowledge about one selected aspect from the course as a topic for the essay
  • Improved his/her analytical and writing abilities through the process of assignment writing

Forms of teaching and learning

2-4 hours of lectures week


  • Form of assessment: Written school assessment
  • Proportion: 60%
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material + calculator with empty memory
  • Form of assessment: Home assessment
  • Proportion: 40%
  • Duration: -
  • Grouping: Group
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material + calculator with empty memory


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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Feb. 23, 2020 3:30:30 PM