Postgraduate

Transport Engineering, Planning and Management MSc

Transport Engineering, Planning and Management MSc

Full time: 12 months (September and January start)
Part time: 24 months (September and January start)
CPD modules available

Profile

Our industry accredited MSc in Transport Planning, Engineering and Management will deepen your knowledge and develop advanced skills in planning, management and operation of transport systems.


Your course during COVID-19

Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

Further information

Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University study experience.

Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.


About this course

You'll be taught by academics engaged in world-leading civil engineering research, striving to solve problems of global importance. You'll experience our diverse civil engineering research and have access to cutting-edge facilities.

Our MSc programme is designed for both practising professionals and graduates in:

  • civil engineering
  • any other engineering disciplines
  • maths/ physics
  • operation research
  • urban/ town or spatial planning
  • geography
  • economics
  • social science
  • environmental sciences

The flexible nature of this programme allows you to specialise in one of three streams:

  • Transport Systems Planning
  • Infrastructure
  • Business Management

You will:

  • develop skills required for a successful career in transport
  • learn about the principles of transport planning and travel demand forecasting
  • learn about the latest techniques and research in mobility planning
  • put learning into practice in your own research project
  • establish a responsible attitude towards the needs of society, the environment and transport safety considerations

We have strong industrial links and our degree programmes are shaped by industry and government policy. You will typically benefit from this engagement through:

  • industry guest lectures
  • study tours
  • site visits
  • projects
  • Careers Service support

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

Graduate destinations

This is a vocationally focused MSc. You'll prepare for a wide range of careers across the globe, such as transport engineering, civil engineering and other engineering sectors.

Our close industry links and strong graduate community have seen graduates go on to destinations including:

  • AECOM
  • Arup
  • Cundall
  • Jacobs
  • Milestone
  • PTV
  • Systra

This course also provides a route into PhD level study.

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • any engineering or science subject
  • geography
  • town planning
  • maths
  • any other closely related or relevant discipline

Relevant professional experience is welcome, but not required.

We will consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant professional experience.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.

Pathway courses

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Applying for your stream

You will initially apply for one of the following MSc courses, but choose a specialist stream upon registration (Transport Systems Planning, Infrastructure or Business Management).

You will need to choose one of these options:

September entry

  • Transport Engineering, Planning and Management, MSc (1 year full time) - programme code 5440F
  • Transport Engineering, Planning and Management, MSc (1 year part time) - programme code 5440P

January entry

  • Transport Engineering, Planning and Management, MSc (1 year full time) - programme code 5439F
  • Transport Engineering, Planning and Management, MSc (1 year part time) - programme code 5439P

Start dates

There are two intakes each year:

  • September
  • January

There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.