M.Sc. Transport Planning and Engineering, MSc; PGDip

Newcastle University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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) undergraduate first degree or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng / BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See for further information. The programme is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). See for further information. The degree also meets the academic requirements for the Transport Planning Professional Qualification. See for further details.
Ten taught modules are chosen. These will mostly be transport modules but you may also be permitted to choose modules from other subject areas. You must also undertake a research project written up as a dissertation.
The programme includes a study tour to Europe to examine the different approaches to transport management in other countries, to see the operation of various public transport systems and to study the principles behind advanced transport planning software.


Compulsory modules
CEG8410 Road Safety
CEG8417 Field Class Transport
CEG8418 Transport Policy and Legislation
CEG8419 Transport Modelling and Forecasting
CEG8420 Appraisal of Transports Schemes
CEG8421 Traffic Flow and Control
CEG8422 Intelligent Transport Systems
CEG8423 Transport Research Methods
CEG8424 Transport Planning and Smarter Mobility
CEG8403 Design of Transport Systems and e-Services
CEG8408 Railway Management, Economics and Planning
CEG8496 MSc Project and Dissertation in Transport


A lower-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in any engineering or science subject, geography, town planning or maths. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a qualification in a different subject to those listed above, a lower or non-standard qualification and those who have significant, relevant industry experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with minimum of 6.0 in all sub-sections), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

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.

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