Course Transport Planning & Engineering

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•MSc Transport Planning & Engineering


Course Overview

UCAS code: Duration: 3 years

Study type: Distance Learning

Napier code: 52718MM


Developments in transport shape the world we live in and influence communities’ economic and social wellbeing. Transporting people and goods provides a serious challenge for politicians, transport planners and engineering specialists. If you have a relevant qualification, e.g. a degree in civil engineering, geography, urban planning, the social sciences or economics, this course will offer the necessary skills for a successful career in a transport profession.

During your studies you will examine the major transport issues facing society and learn the main techniques applied in analysing and resolving transport problems. You will gain an understanding of transport systems through studying issues such as transport modelling and appraisal techniques from a theoretical and practical perspective. You will also learn how to develop effective transport strategies to address a range of different scenarios. Your studies will also benefit from our excellent links with industry and the transport research community, allowing you to gain a good understanding of the profession from industry-relevant teaching, guest lecturers and by engaging with transport practitioners and researchers.

This course is accredited by: ICE, CIHT, TPP.

You'll learn the skills that will enable you to engage fully with transport-related issues. You'll also become adept in analysing transport problems, evaluating transport policy and creating innovative transport solutions, whilst also building a thorough knowledge of transport management, operations, practices and related computing software.

•Transport Planner

•Transport Modeller

•Transport Economist

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Entry to the course

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in Civil Engineering, Social Sciences, Geography, or Maths in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.

This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent.



Overseas students

Taught per 20credits* £870

Dissertation £580

This course comprises 180 credits (120 credits taught + 60 credit dissertation).

Fees for taught modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20), where-as the dissertation rate shown is for the complete module.






Distance learners


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