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MSc Transport Planning & Engineering

MSc Transport Planning & Engineering

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.

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, guest lecturers and by engaging with transport practitioners and researchers.

Part-time and distance learning options allow those working in the industry to expand their professional capabilities and meet the educational requirements for chartership.

Careers

This industry accredited qualification offers good career prospects, especially as there is an increasing demand for transport planning graduates in the UK.

On completing the course, you will go on to a career in one of the major transport consultancies, a local authority or a government agency.

Different course options

Full time | Edinburgh Napier University | 12 months | 07-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

07-SEP-20

Modules

The module is divided into three parts including a total of 14 units. The contents of these units are as follows: Part 1: Introduction to transport planning and modelling - This section includes introduction to transport planning and modelling and types of data collection; Part 2: Transport and Traffic Models - This section includes trip generation techniques; trip distribution modelling (growth factor and synthetic techniques); modal choice modelling, Traffic flow theory, Microscopic simulation models, Random models of traffic and queuing models; Part 3: Assignment and Route Choice Models - This part includes route choice studies; traffic assignment models (including capacity restrained and stochastic methods); elastic demand methods; matrix estimation. Overview of currently used transport modelling software. Practical experience with software (generation, modal split and assignment).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,330

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,062

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 students 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.