The Transport Planning and Modelling MSc is an industry accredited course designed for practising professionals and new graduates. You will develop and apply advanced skills and understanding to the planning, modelling and operation of transport systems.
Along with developing essential skills and understanding of the planning, modelling 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
The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, demonstrations, computer laboratory activities and visiting lecturers from industry. There is a programme of weekly research seminars to broaden students’ horizons into areas at the forefront of knowledge and professional practice. There is a compulsory field trip to Germany (most travel and accommodation costs are included in the course fee) to see advanced and varied transport systems in practice. This include visits to innovative major transport schemes under construction. The trip aims to apply knowledge gained in the rest of the course.
Transport Operations Research Group
As one of the leading centres of transport technology in Europe, the Transport Operations Research Group (TORG) is central to key research areas including road user charging and smartcards, developing both the policy ideas and the underlying technologies. We have two central research themes:
- technologies for transport monitoring and systems management
- travel behaviour and transport planning
TORG is currently running a world-leading trial in electric vehicles and public charging infrastructure in the north east of England. This research is informing policy, international standards development and its impact on energy demand and environmental emissions. Recently TORG have also developed a low-cost wireless sensing technology called Motes, which is being deployed commercially by several local authorities to monitor traffic pollution and help develop strategies to manage traffic demand and reduce emissions. This world leading technology is being assessed for deployment in a number of high profile international cities.
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.
The course is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and 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:
The Transport Group also has some in-house facilities to support its research, eg electric instrumented vehicles, a driving simulator, emission and noise monitoring equipment.
The Newcastle Urban Observatory project provides a wide and growing network of monitoring data covering air quality, noise, traffic flow and weather. The region’s Urban Traffic Management Centre is also located within the University, demonstrating the close links with industry. This provides access to current and historical data about traffic flow, traffic signals, CCTV, journey time, bus location and many other types of data.
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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Modules for 2017 entry
- 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
- CEG8427 Behavioural Models for Individual Choices
- CEG8428 Modelling and Simulation of Transport Networks
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 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
Fees & Funding
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 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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English Language Requirements
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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.
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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.
Academic Secretary (Transport Engineering)
School of Engineering
Telephone: 18002 +44 (0) 191 208 6547
This number is slightly longer as the telephone calls for the Academic Secretary are relayed through a Typetalk Relay Assistant.
Calling from abroad: +44 (151) 494 2022 and quote +44 18002 (0) 191 208 6547 to the operator.