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


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.

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

View our COVID-19 Study page, which gives information about your Newcastle University study experience for the academic year 2021-22.

See our terms and conditions and student complaints information

Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK.

Read our detailed explanation

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 two streams:

  • Transport Infrastructure and Systems
  • 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



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 2021 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.


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:

  • 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

EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals

For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.

If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.

All students

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: 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 for further information.

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

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

Applications for 2022/23

You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021

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.


If you are an international student or a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland and you need a visa to study in the UK, 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 with us. The deposit is non-refundable, but we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.