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Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering
1. Subject name Forwarding Management 1
2. Subject name in Hungarian Szállítmányozási menedzsment 1
3. Code BMEKOKKM132 4. Evaluation type exam grade 5. Credits 5
6. Weekly contact hours 2 (11) Lecture 2 (10) Practice 0 (0) Lab
7. Curriculum
Transportation Engineering MSc (K)
Logistics Engineering MSc (L)
8. Role
Specialization (sp) at Transportation Engineering MSc (K)
Specialization (sp) at Logistics Engineering MSc (L)
9. Working hours for fulfilling the requirements of the subject 150
Contact hours 56 Preparation for seminars 8 Homework 30
Reading written materials 24 Midterm preparation 12 Exam preparation 20
10. Department Department of Transport Technology and Economics
11. Responsible lecturer Dr. Mészáros Ferenc
12. Lecturers Dr. Mészáros Ferenc, Dr. Duleba Szabolcs
13. Prerequisites  
14. Description of lectures
General knowledge of freight forwarding: evolution, position and market of freight forwarding. Fundamentals. Contract of carriage and forwarding. Special tasks of dangerous goods, perishable goods, live animals, plant products. Forwarding of overweighted and oversized items, weekend traffic restrictions. Customs and customs procedures, application rules. Product protection. Pricing methods in contracting. Forwarding parities. Insurances used in freight forwarding.
15. Description of practices
Students prepare and submit case study reports on current freight forwarding topics.
16. Description of labortory practices
17. Learning outcomes
A. Knowledge
  • the student is familiar with the basic legal system of freight forwarding.
B. Skills
  • the student is able to recognize and apply the legal rules for freight forwarding tasks.
C. Attitudes
  • the student strives for completeness in the acquisition of knowledge, co-operates with the teacher and other students, is open towards new and innovative ideas, researches, and uses information technology and computing tools for its work.
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  • the student is sensitive towards the environmental and social aspects of freight forwarding, asks for professional opinions of others, makes responsible decisions in organising the freight forwarding tasks, manages the challenges responsibly.
18. Requirements, way to determine a grade (obtain a signature)
Requirements for signature: fulfilment of the two midterms, report and submission (in approx. 10 pages) of a special topic within freight forwarding. There is a verbal examination at the end of the semester. Weights of requirements in final mark: reporting activity (20%), average of midterms (30%), verbal examination (50%).
19. Opportunity for repeat/retake and delayed completion
There are retakes from 1st and 2nd midterms, the written report can be delayed completed and presented till end of delayed completion period.
20. Learning materials
Bokor, Zoltán (2013) Freight forwarding (in Hungarian). Course book, BME Dept. of Transport Technology and Economics
Effective date 10 October 2019 This Subject Datasheet is valid for Inactive courses