General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Cristian Castillo Gutiérrez

Teaching languages

  • Spanish


Specific skills
  • Show knowledge and skills for the coordination of the departments of purchasing, supply, production and distribution of a product to any company, analyzing different types of techniques

  • Operationalize the storage of goods, through computer applications of logistics management

  • Show knowledge of the organization of maritime, land, air and multimodal transport, customs management and international trade in order to manage and / or contract transport

  • Show knowledge of the ship and its recruitment for use as a means of transport for both goods and people, in an environment of sustainability and respect for the environment

  • Select and use quantitative instruments for decision making and contrasting economic hypotheses


This subject offers a complete and interdisciplinary view of land transport systems and their interconnections with other modes of transport. With both a theoretical and a practical approach, we will delve into the various transport methods used to move people and goods across the land and strategies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of transport systems. Thus, the main objective will be the acquisition of the necessary knowledge to understand the structure, organization and operation of the land transport system and intermodality: current situation, trends, general principles of sector regulation, main agents, etc.

This subject is designed to provide you with a holistic understanding of land transport systems and the importance of intermodality in meeting the challenges of the XNUMXst century. At the end of the course, you will be able to evaluate and propose solutions for real problems in the field of transport and contribute to a more sustainable and efficient future in mobility.

Important notes:

It should be borne in mind that the TecnoCampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools necessary to be able to carry out the subject, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate non-present work in the classroom when necessary.

The classroom (physical or virtual) is a safe space, free of sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and discriminatory attitudes, whether towards students or teachers. We trust that together we can create a safe space where we can make mistakes and learn without having to suffer prejudice from others.



Item 1. General aspects of transport

Transport characteristics

Modes of transport

Transport professions

Entities and companies

Transport policy in Spain

European transport policy


Subject 2. Evaluation and management of the transports

Management modes

Public-private collaboration

Cost-Benefit Analysis



Item 3. Road transport

Road transport infrastructures and networks

International organizations

Regulation of road transport

Characteristics of road transport

Auxiliary and complementary activities


Item 4. The transport of goods by road

Evolution of supply and demand

Characteristics of road freight transport

The commercial contract


Item 5. The international transport of goods by road

International legal framework

International transport of goods

Customs traffic and TIR regime

CMR agreement



Item 6. Rail transport

Railway facilities and equipment

The Spanish railway network

Regulation of rail transport

Rail transport of passengers and goods

European networks



Item 7. Urban transport

Transport in the urban environment

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

Congestion tolls



Topic 8. Intermodal transport

General aspects of intermodal transport

Combined road-rail transport

Maritime-terrestrial interface

Evaluation system

It will consist of the continuous evaluation, with the following percentages:

40%: Continued avaluation

60%: Final exam

Continuous assessment (40% of the mark):

It is compulsory for all students enrolled in the subject. This evaluation will consist of carrying out:

- Test-type questionnaires to be completed from home with a maximum time of 20 minutes, in a five-day allowed period, at the end of each theoretical module (37,5% of the grade).

- Presentation in groups of 3-4 people of a work proposed for the deployment of intermodal transport for the management of the logistics of a fictitious company (62,5% of the grade).

The non-delivery of any of the continuous assessment activities will represent a 0 in that test.

The final exam (60% of the mark):

It will consist of a first part with a questionnaire with test-type questions where incorrect answers will be penalized.

The second part will be made up of practical preparation questions with exercises similar to those that will have been seen throughout the course.

To be able to opt for the weighting of the AC (40%) and the exam (60%), it is an essential requirement to obtain a minimum grade of 4 points in the final exam. Otherwise, the studentship will have to be submitted for recovery.

Non-compulsory attendance

Attendance at the subject is not compulsory, but it is recommended, since the activities that will be carried out in some sessions will be the subject of questions in the final exam.


The recovery is aimed only at students who have failed the subject in the ordinary call. Students who have not taken the regular call will not be able to apply for recovery. In the recovery period, there is only the possibility of retaking the final exam (100% of the grade). In no case will the note of the continuous evaluation be saved.

Lack of academic authenticity and originality

The evaluation process is based on the personal work of the students and presupposes the authenticity of the authorship and the originality of the exercises carried out.

Lack of authenticity and authorship occurs through plagiarism or copying:

  • Plagiarism: the use of written sources (books and articles, including the didactic modules of the classroom) or documentation present on the network, without mentioning their origin and passing them off as one's own. Include the verbatim copy of the text even if the source has been cited.
  • Copying: the total or partial use of identical texts taken from the works of others or of the same student (self-plagiarism), without correctly referencing the sources. It includes the use of material obtained fraudulently through websites such as Studocu.

If plagiarism or copying is detected in the submissions of AC activities or copying in the exam, the consequences for all people involved will be as follows:

  • The activity delivered in the case of the AC and the subject is suspended in the case of being a repeat offender during the AC or detecting a fraudulent act in the exam. 
  • Regardless of the student who caused the copying/plagiarism, the suspension for misuse of the continuous assessment system will fall, equally, on all the students involved - regardless of the existing link between them.

The teaching staff responsible for the subject will inform the students involved of the consequences of plagiarism/copying by means of a message addressed to their personal mailbox and to the classroom itself in case the detection is carried out in person.

Use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools

In general, the use of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, Bing Chat, GitHub Copilot, and others is permitted for your study and practice. However, it is strictly forbidden to use them to prepare the answers to the assessment activities.

Ethics and academic integrity are critical when using generative AI tools. The university appeals to your ability to make ethical and responsible decisions when interacting with these technologies. The academic prestige of your degree is based on your own genuine effort and learning. These tools should not replace your commitment to real work.

In the event that the authorship of an assessment test is not clear, the teaching staff may request clarification. Also, in the face of the detection of answers obtained by means of generative AI tools, the measures of lack of authenticity and academic originality will be applied.



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