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

Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This programme is designed for both practising professionals and new graduates to develop and apply advanced skills and understanding to the planning, management and operation of transport systems. It aims to help you establish a responsible attitude towards the needs of society and the environment and to pay particular regard to transport safety considerations. You also acquire core skills in information processing, data analysis, problem solving, teamwork, communication and presentation.



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.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

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

English Language Requirements


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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), or equivalent.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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