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Transport Engineering and Planning MSc

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Full time | Frenchay Campus | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design Transport Engineering

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

As career opportunities in transport engineering and planning continue to grow, this course's excellent reputation gives you a competitive edge. Learn from industry experts at the forefront of research, enjoy our strong industry links and gain valuable experience through outstanding work-placements.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • The Institution of Structural Engineers
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • Institute of Highway Engineers
  • Transport Planning Professional
  • Engineering Council

This course is an excellent route to a wide range of career opportunities. Estimating transport needs, providing systems and infrastructure to meet those needs, and addressing the impacts of transport on society and the environment, all require the understanding and skills this course offers.

The module content draws on our strong industry links, our research and our local and national project-based work.

MSc Transport Engineering and Planning is run by UWE Bristol's Centre for Transport and Society. All the teaching staff are engaged in research and consultancy, and often advise national and local government.

Cutting-edge research on the doorstep

Bristol is the home of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and an exciting place to study transport and engineering.

The city has some interesting and complex transport problems of its own. Their plans to tackle them include a bus rapid transit network, continuing developments to cycling networks as the country's first Cycling City, and experimental closures of the city centre to motor traffic on Sundays.

Our close links with local authorities in the area means we were commissioned to evaluate Bristol's Local Sustainable Transport Fund project.

Why do most Park and Ride schemes cause an increase in traffic? Why do people living in high-density housing make fewer journeys than people in suburbs, yet cause more traffic congestion? Does an increase in traffic inevitably increase collision and injury rates?

These are just some of the questions posed by our researchers in the Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol. They have explored these questions in a series of short films, 'Surprising Things You Never Knew About Transport', which challenge beliefs among policymakers and the general public.

This course draws on the latest research and practice, and attracts students from a wide range of countries, and from employers around the region. We welcome applicants from all over the world.

Opportunities in transport engineering and planning are growing. UWE Bristol's transport graduates have an excellent reputation in the marketplace, and several have since secured senior positions around the region and further afield.

Every year, employers ask the programme leader to circulate details of vacancies with them.

For more information, including the current module listing, see the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.

Modules

Transport Economics and Appraisal
Changing Travel Behaviour.
Traffic Engineering
Sustainable Transport Management and Operations
Transport Policy and Finance
Travel Demand Analysis
Transport Infrastructure Engineering

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

14,250

Entry requirements

We normally require a first degree of 2:2 honours or above. The course is generally suitable for graduates of degrees from any academic background, but particularly engineers, scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, geographers, planners and economists. We can consider applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirement, but who do have relevant professional experience or qualifications. In your application, you should describe in detail your professional experience and qualifications. For further, important information on entry requirements for this course, see its listing on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button.

University information

A champion of ambition, the University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) offers students an exceptional learning environment dedicated to success. From developing skills, acquiring new qualifications, boosting career prospects, or embarking on a complete career change, UWE Bristol offers all students a welcoming and supportive environment within a thriving and inviting city. The university offers an impressive variety of taught and...more

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