M.Sc. Transportation Planning and Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR19673 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Southampton | Southampton, United Kingdom
As a student on the programme, you will gain a sound knowledge of the theory and concepts involved in transportation planning and engineering. You will benefit from the expertise available within our 25-strong Transportation Research Group, as well as from some 20 Transport professionals from external organisations who contribute to the programme.

Description of Transportation Planning and Engineering

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Planning effective transportation systems presents exciting challenges, as does their engineering, both in developed and developing countries. Issues include: the widespread use of private cars, the effects of transport on all aspects of the environment, congestion on roads, new towns and industrial estates, old towns and urban renewal, the economics of transport, the movement of freight, the difficulties of public transport, the potential of new systems and operations on transport, and national and international interaction.

Challenges like these have led to an increasing demand for transportation professionals across the world. Our MSc in Transportation Planning and Engineering (TPE), which has been running since 1969, is designed to help meet this demand.

As a student on the programme, you will gain a sound knowledge of the theory and concepts involved in transportation planning and engineering. You will benefit from the expertise available within our 25-strong Transportation Research Group, as well as from some 20 Transport professionals from external organisations who contribute to the programme.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 31
Tuition fee
  • EUR 19673 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 6724 Year (EEA)

Home/EU £5,400; International £15,800

Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Core modules: Transport data analysis and techniques; Transport economics; Transportation engineering: analysis and design; Transportation engineering: Transport management; Transportation planning: policies and methods; Transportation planning: practice

Two optional modules from: Highway engineering; Passenger and freight transport; Transport and environment; Transport, energy and the environment

Plus: Individual project leading to dissertation

Duration: 1 year (full-time); 24 years (part-time)

Assessment: Coursework, examination, dissertation

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score
580
TOEFL iBT® test
92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Transportation Planning and Engineering

Upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a related subject. Applicants with lower qualifications but with relevant experience are encouraged to apply

Work Experience for Transportation Planning and Engineering

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. The degree is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

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University of Southampton, United Kingdom

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