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Transport Planning & Engineering MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design Transport Management

Course type


Course Summary

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

Assessment methods include:

  • Coursework
  • Formal moderated examinations for all 20 credit modules, apart from Transport Demand Management and Road Safety

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.

Different course options

Study mode



33 months

Start date



Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Traffic Engineering Design (20 Credits) - Core
Transport Demand Management and Road Safety (20 Credits) - Core
Transport Policy (20 Credits) - Core
Public Transport (20 Credits) - Core
Transport Economics and Appraisal (20 Credits) - Core
Transport and Traffic Models (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Course comprises 180 credits and the total cost is currently £6,930.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Course comprises 180 credits and the total cost is currently £6,930.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.