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Transport Planning & Engineering MSc

Transport Planning & Engineering MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

In this course 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. 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 Institute comprises some of Scotland’s leading applied transportation research and knowledge transfer centres. Careers: We cover a range of disciplines, including freight, transport policy, SMART mobility, and healthy transport. 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 | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

The module starts by considering the process of policy making and who is responsible for transport policy e.g. supranational, central and local government structures and the role of the private sector. Problems and trends in transport demand and an introduction to policy perspectives; economic instruments in transport; taxes and subsidies, funding mechanisms, road pricing; direct regulation of street space); Land use planning and the management of transport demand; evolution of road and rail networks; rural transport policy; parking policy; town-friendly traffic planning; green commuter plans; ?Smarter Choices? behavioural change measures, the mobility impaired in transport policy.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,085

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,520

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.