Transportation Planning and Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    19673
    Tuition (Year)
    9000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #101 ,
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.
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  • Fees and funding

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

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • 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: 580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • 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

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

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 19673 International
  • GBP 9000 EU/EEA

Funding

Bursaries may be available from the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and other charitable organisations on a competitive basis.

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