MSc Transport Planning & Engineering

Postgraduate, Online learning

Transport Planning & Engineering MSc



This well respected and industry credited course offers the gateway to a successful career in the transport professions

Overview

Developments in transport shape the world we live in and influence communities’ economic and social wellbeing. Transporting people and goods provides a serious challenge for politicians, transport planners and engineering specialists.

During your studies you will examine the major transport issues facing society and learn the main techniques applied in analysing and resolving transport problems.

The course is approved as the further learning component required for Charter status by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), as well as for the TPS/CIHT’s Transport Planning Professional qualification (TPP). As such, there is a requirement for formal moderated examinations for all modules. You will be required to make arrangements to sit these examinations in your country and be responsible for any costs involved.


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Mode of Study:

Online learning (available as Part-time | Full-time)

Duration:

21-33 months

Start date:

JanMay


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Course details

You will gain an understanding of transport systems through studying issues such as transport modelling and appraisal techniques from a theoretical and practical perspective. You will also learn how to develop effective transport strategies to address a range of different scenarios.

Your studies will also benefit from our excellent links with industry and the transport research community, allowing you to gain a good understanding of the profession from industry-relevant teaching, and by engaging with transport practitioners and researchers.

Modules

  • Traffic Engineering Design 
  • Transport Demand Management and Road Safety 
  • Transport Policy 
  • Public Transport 
  • Transport Economics and Appraisal 
  • Transport and Traffic Models 
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

For the award of MSc you must successfully pass all seven modules, giving a total of 180 credits. All modules are 20 credits, except where indicated.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    This course is delivered fully online. The online materials have been designed to support you to study at a place and pace which suits your needs.


  • note and pen Assessments Due to accreditation requirements, all modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and final exam.
  • library Facilities

    Where specialised software is used, you will be given access to it.

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above.  We look for applicants to have a background in Civil Engineering, Social Sciences, Geography, or Maths in order to be eligible for the programme. In addition, a sufficient level of mathematical ability is also required.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
All Students 2018/19 2019/20
All students *£770 tba
Modules are purchased via our online store and paid for in full at time of enrollment.
This course comprises of 180 credits, therefore the total cost is currently £6,930.


The course is approved as the further learning component required for Charter status by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), as well as for the TPS/CIHT’s Transport Planning Professional qualification (TPP). As such, there is a requirement for formal moderated examinations for all modules. You will be required to make arrangements to sit these examinations in your country and be responsible for any costs involved.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Transport Research Institute

The Institute comprises some of Scotland’s leading applied transportation research and knowledge transfer centres. We cover a range of disciplines, including freight, transport policy, SMART mobility, and healthy transport.

Careers

This qualification offers good career prospects. On successful completion of the course you could go on to a career in one of the major transport consultancies, a local authority or a government agency.


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