M.Sc. Transportation Planning and Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP19673 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Southampton | Southampton, United Kingdom
The MSc in Transportation Planning and Engineering (TPE) at University of Southampton, which has been running since 1969. Planning effective transportation systems presents exciting challenges, as does their engineering, both in developed and developing countries.

Description of Transportation Planning and Engineering


The one year full-time course starts in September each year and includes two semesters of taught modules and a summer period devoted to your individual project, from which you produce a Dissertation. Lectures take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week allowing the course to be undertaken on a part-time basis over 2 years, with attendance on one day each week.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 31
Tuition fee
  • GBP 19673 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 6724 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016, October  2016
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
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

TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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.

More Information


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

United Kingdom The University of Southampton was originally the Hartley Institute, founded in 1862. In 1952 the Hartley Institute was granted a Royal Charter and became the University of Southampton. Today the University is a top UK research university, ranked 86th in the world - among only 18 UK universities to make the top 100 (The Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings 2013).

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