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Transport Engineering and Planning MSc

Transport Engineering and Planning MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Engineering Transport Planning / Design

Course type


Course Summary

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. 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. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Course graduates will be well equipped to meet the challenges of the modern structural engineering industry. Graduates might typically work as a structural engineer in a design office or for an engineering consultancy. Many alumni have progressed to pivotal appointments in prestigious building schemes and roles. Some of our graduates choose to progress to postgraduate and doctoral research in our Salford Innovation and Research Centre (SIRC). The Centre aims to build on our world-class research and provide industry with guidance and expertise in 21st-century technology for business success and economic growth. Our engineering hub conducts leading research in structural engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering and hydraulics. Postgraduate research opportunities within these fields are available for Transport Engineering and Planning graduates.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The dissertation module is to give you the opportunity to demonstrate scholarship and intellectual ability at an advanced level, working under the guidance of an academic supervisor, by conducting original research and analysis in a specific area of the Transport Engineering and Planning syllabus.

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 taken into account.

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