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Transport Planning and Business Management MSc

Transport Planning and Business Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design Transport Management Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This is an industry accredited course designed for practising professionals and new graduates. You will develop and apply advanced skills and understanding to the planning, management and operation of transport systems. Along with developing essential skills and understanding of the planning, management and operation of transport systems, we aim to help you establish a responsible attitude towards the needs of society, the environment and transport safety considerations. The course includes teaching in business studies for scientists and engineers.

The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) (comprising ICE, IStructE, CIHT and IHIE), as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for students with an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng Honours degree or Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc Honours degree. The course is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and meets the academic requirements for the Transport Planning Professional qualification.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to provide timely information on many of the key state of the art of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Intelligent Mobility services being adopted by the transport industry; to understand the philosophy of why technology has been developed to support the management and control of the transport sector and how the systems and services have an influence on transport policy development; to provide an understanding of the basic building blocks and techniques used in the delivery of ITS systems and services including the main communications and information backbones developed for the UK; to understand the processes in the development of a business case for investment in ITS from different actors' viewpoints and the subsequent cost benefit and economic appraisal of proposed projects from both the private and public sector perspectives as well as the end users' willingness to pay for many of the optional services; to provide an understanding of the building blocks of ITS systems and services and, through examples, critically examine a range of ITS deployments and the policies they are designed to support; to introduce the students to key research areas of ITS at Newcastle University to see practical examples of leading edge ITS and to gain some hands on experience of the research systems and the data collected from them to support our aim of ?Research led Teaching? and to set all of the above in the context of the current UK and global challenges in transport, energy, sustainability and climate change and provide a vision of how smart technologies will be adopted to optimise and better manage the transport networks of the future.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: any engineering or science subject, geography, town planning or maths. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a qualification in a different subject to those listed above, a lower or non-standard qualification or significant, relevant industry experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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