Transport Engineering and Planning
School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering
Subject area - Civil Engineering
Start Dates(s): September
MSc (one year full-time or three years part-time)
Part-time - £1,230 per 30 credit module
UK - £7,380
International - £13,500, part-time £6,750
- Member of the national Universities Transport Partnership
- Emphasis on methodology and practice, guided by the needs of employers
- Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Highways & Transportation) as fully satisfying requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
This course has been running for more than forty years and is recognised as providing a good grounding for students interested in the management, engineering and planning of transport infrastructure. It takes students from a wide range of relevant backgrounds.
The emphasis of the course is on current methodology and practice to improve your employability with engineering and planning departments of local and central governments, passenger transport executives, and transport consultants.
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
Transport engineering modules relate to traffic engineering and transport systems design. Transport planning modules consider policy (such as reducing car dependency), travel demand forecasting and appraisal. If you have a civil engineering background you can elect to take an optional module in transport infrastructure design as an alternative to the extended modelling and appraisal work.
The course is supported by field surveys, seminars and studio work, allowing students to experience a range of relevant computer packages and methodological approaches.
You are also required to produce a dissertation with the close supervision of an expert academic member of staff.
This course may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The part-time course enables candidates who would not normally be able to obtain a year’s release from employment to also study in depth and is used by some employers as part of their formal graduate training programme.
- a) to present the principles and methods involved in planning coherently for all modes of transport;
- b) to demonstrate this through examination of case studies and computer models;
- c) to review the measures available to promote sustainable travel.