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Institute for Transport Studies

MSc (Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering


MSc (Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering The focus of this programme is on engineering solutions to transport issues, particularly how the design of systems determines the nature of how people and goods are transported. Students learn how to use engineering to meet the challenges of integrating different modes to make travel safer, greener and more efficient.

Students learn to: • • • • • •

appreciate the needs of different users in transport design and management use modelling to plan networks and predict demand plan transport construction and infrastructure projects apply design standards to roads and junctions assess advanced traffic control systems align engineering solutions with transport policy.

The programme is particularly suited to those who wish to extend their engineering capabilities, having studied a civil engineering or related degree. It is approved as ‘further learning’ for holders of accredited degrees seeking Chartered status via the Institution of Highways & Transportation (IHT) or the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Modules Students are first equipped with core technical skills in engineering design, data collection, modelling and planning before choosing from a range of options, all of which have practical applications: Principles of Transport Engineering Transport Data Collection and Analysis Principles of Transport Modelling Transport Planning and Policy Dissertation

Four optional modules - selected from up to 20 specialist subject areas including: - Traffic Management, Network Analysis Models, - Maintenance of Pavements, Traffic Microsimulation, - Road Infrastructure Design, Traffic Control Systems

Entry requirements Applicants should have a good honours degree in a relevant numerate discipline. Other graduates and holders of professional qualifications may also be considered. Where applicable, non-UK students need to demonstrate proficiency in English language.

Scholarships Both ITS and the University offer a number of scholarships each year for UK, EU and international applicants. These range from partial fee payment to full awards of up to £14,000 tax free.

Careers The transport sector suffers from a skills shortage, meaning that those with a postgraduate qualification are ideally placed for employment and rapid career progression. Consultancies are the largest employers of ITS graduates, but other destinations include local and central government, operators, logistics, not-for-profit, regulatory bodies and international agencies.

Interested? For further details about the programme, open days, funding, part-time study options and more please visit www.its.leeds.ac.uk or contact ITS via email: courses@its.leeds.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)113 343 5325

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MSc (Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering