This industry accredited Transport Planning and Engineering MSc is designed for both practising professionals and new graduates. You will develop and apply advanced skills and understanding to the planning, management and operation of transport systems.
Along with developing essential skills and understanding of the planning, management and operation of transport systems, we aim to help you establish a responsible attitude towards the needs of society, the environment and transport safety considerations. We will teach you core skills in:
- information processing
- data analysis
- problem solving
- communication and presentation
You will take 10 taught modules, which will mostly be transport related but you can choose modules from other subject areas. You will undertake a research project written up as a dissertation.
You can also go on a study tour to Europe to examine the different approaches to transport management in other countries. You will see the operation of various public transport systems and study the principles behind advanced transport planning software.
The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) (comprising ICE, IStructE, CIHT and IHIE), as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for students with an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng Honours degree or Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc Honours degree.
It is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and it meets the academic requirements for the Transport Planning Professional qualification.
The School of Engineering has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects. Find out about our:
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Newcastle University's Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering delivers a range of CPD modules related to transport.
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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 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- CEG8410 Road Safety
- CEG8417 Field Class – Transport
- CEG8418 Transport Policy and Legislation
- CEG8419 Transport Modelling and Forecasting
- CEG8421 Traffic Flow and Control
- CEG8422 Intelligent Transport Systems
- CEG8423 Transport Research Methods
- CEG8424 Transport Planning and Sustainable Mobility
- CEG8425 Public Inquiry into a Transport Scheme
- CEG8426 Economic and Environmental Appraisal of Transport Activities
- CEG8496 MSc Project and Dissertation in Transport Engineering
- CEG8403 Design of Transport Infrastructure
- CEG8408 Railway Management, Economics and Planning
Individual modules can be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
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2018-19 Fees (September 2018 and January 2019)2018-19 Fees (September 2018 and January 2019)
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100*
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100*
*per year for the first two years of study
Full time: £21,600
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:
- any engineering or science subject
- town planning
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a qualification in a different subject to those listed above, a lower or non-standard qualification or significant, relevant industry experience.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
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.
There are two intakes each year:
When you make your online application, you will need to select your academic year of study on the 'Programme of Study' page.
- if you are applying for September 2018 or January 2019, select 2018/19 in the Academic Year field.
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 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.