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Newcastle University: Transport Engineering, Planning and Management

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
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Study type Taught


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.

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 town planning urban or spatial planning geography

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

Accreditation: 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 accredited by the CIHT / TPS (Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation / Transport Planning Society), as meeting the knowledge requirements for the Chartered Transport Planning Professional Qualification. This provides a route to Chartered status for those without a first degree in engineering.

Delivery We have a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and you will engage with fellow students across all key civil engineering disciplines. This offers a rich and diverse learning experience.

Our teaching covers a broad range of subjects and typically consists of: lectures seminars practical sessions (including transport-related software training, presentations and debates) group work (including varied coursework assignments - surveys, research activity, reports and video production)

Our strong industry links mean our degree programmes are shaped by industry and provide you with an enhanced learning journey.

You will be taught directly by industry the key technical skills required in the sector allowing you to put theory into practice.

Facilities: The School of Engineering has an exceptional range of living laboratories and facilities. Our dedicated facilities will support your studies and enhance your learning experience. These include:

Student Common Room: based in Cassie Building this resource facility and study space is perfect for group working ISAAC Computer Cluster: also based in Cassie Building this facility is equipped with state-of-the-art IT facilities The Urban Observatory: Newcastle University is home to the largest set of publicly available real-time urban data in the UK. This allows you to access specific sensor data in geographic areas to support their research. DriveLAB: a state-of-the-art driving simulator and testing facility in a virtual environment. This supports research and learning in ITS systems, in-vehicle technologies and driver behaviour Urban Traffic Management Centre (UTMC): a real-time facility in the University. It is managed in collaboration North East councils to monitor the city's traffic and infrastructure supporting transport research and learning


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About us
A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world.

Through world-class research it tackles some of the biggest challenges facing society globally, leading in its key strengths of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, culture and creative arts. The UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessed its research as world-leading with outstanding impact.

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