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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Transport Engineering and Planning

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Transport Engineering and Planning

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Engineering Transport Planning / Design

Course type


Course Summary

Delivered for over forty years, our MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning is recognised as a strong postgraduate qualification for students interested in the management, engineering and planning of transport infrastructure.

Shaped by industry and real-world relevance, the course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Highways & Transportation) as fully satisfying requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Our membership of the national Universities Transport Partnership ensures that course content and skill development reflect industry needs.

The course is open to applicants from a wide range of relevant backgrounds. It is especially beneficial if you are interested in developing your career with an engineering consultancy, local and central governments planning department, or passenger transport authority.

You can choose full-time or part-time study. The part-time route is designed to fit around existing commitments and can used by employers as a graduate training programme.

You will:

  • Learn alongside world-class researchers with international prominence
  • Receive training on a wide range of transport specific software relevant to your future career
  • Learn to develop solutions to engineering problems that align with the aims of transport and planning policy
  • Benefit from strong, long-standing connections with transport industry partners across the UK and Europe
  • Experience project teamwork which reflects the real-world transport sector working practice
  • Explore how planning, engineering, environmental science and modelling work combine


The course is delivered via a combination of lectures, tutorials, design projects, computing sessions, and laboratory demonstrations. You will be encouraged to attend meetings of the professional institutions, where relevant topics are being discussed. Where possible, site visits and guest lectures will be organised.


Coursework 50%, examination 50%



This accredited course is recognised as a solid qualification for graduates and professionals interested in the management, engineering and planning of transport infrastructure.

Different course options

Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aims of this module are to present the principles and methods involved in planning coherently for all modes of transport, to demonstrate this through examination of case studies and computer models and to review the measures available to promote sustainable travel.

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 need to have a minimum 2:2 honours degree in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent. A wide variety of first degrees are accepted, including engineering, science, geography and social science. For non-standard applicants, relevant work experience may be considered. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more