Transportation Planning and Engineering, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    20550 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
The Master of Science 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.

About

Our Master of Science in Transportation Planning and Engineering degree at University of Southampton has been taught here since 1969. We will give you a firm technical knowledge of the theory and concepts involved in transportation. You will benefit from the insight of our world-class Transportation Research Group, as well as our links to the transport industry and external organisations who contribute to the course.

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.

Key Facts:

  • The degree is delivered by a dedicated Transportation Research Group within the faculty of Engineering and the Environment
  • Southampton is a member of the Universities Transport Partnership, a group of 8 leading British universities collaborating to provide the best postgraduate education and training in transport.
  • Employment prospects are excellent – our success rate is over 90%

Accreditation

  • This degree is accredited, as a Technical MSc, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information. The accreditation bodies are the following: Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers.
  • The degree is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), for candidates applying to become a Transport Planning Professional.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transport data analysis and techniques; 
  • Transport economics; 
  • Transportation engineering: analysis and design; 
  • Transportation engineering: Transport management; 
  • Transportation planning: policies and methods;
  • Transportation planning: practice
  • Highway engineering; 
  • Passenger and freight transport; 
  • Transport and environment; 
  • Transport, 
  • Energy and the environment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Our minimum entry requirement is normally an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, such as engineering, science/mathematics, planning or geography. However, all applications are assessed individually and we encourage candidates with relevant experience and an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University to apply.
  • For entry onto our programmes, you will need an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time:
  • UK/EU - £3,650
  • International - £10,275

Funding

  • Postgraduate loans are available through the government for students from the UK and EU studying both taught and research masters programmes. Depending on your course start date, you could get up to £10,280.
  • Career Development Loan : Loans are available for between £300 and £10,000 and no repayments are required while you are studying — the government will pay the interest during this time. 

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