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MSc Transport Planning & Engineering

MSc Transport Planning & Engineering

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Full time | Edinburgh Napier University | 12 months | 31-MAY-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

31-MAY-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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 five of the modules. You will be required to make arrangements to sit these examinations in your country and be responsible for any costs involved.

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.

Modules

In the ?economic? part of the module, we introduce the crucial economic problem of scarcity, and its relevance to transport issues. We describe the characteristics of free and planned markets, and how these resolve the basic questions of what, how and for whom goods and services should be produced. We then examine the underlying economics of the market in terms of demand and supply. The economic costs of mobility and how these are accumulated are then examined, before we study the economists? model of perfect competition and then, from this hypothetical ?ideal?, we move to consider government intervention in the form of transport subsidies and regulation that are needed in reality to provide society with the level of accessibility it requires in a sustainable and equitable way.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,525

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,490

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.