Transport Planning and Engineering (Eng), M.Sc.

Transport Planning and Engineering (Eng), M.Sc.

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Learn to develop solutions to engineering problems that fit the broader aims of transport and planning policy, from academics with an international reputation whose research sets industry standards. This includes studying the principles of transport engineering and data collection and analysis. Other options include:

  • Traffic management
  • Road geometry and infrastructure
  • System dynamics
  • Road safety management
  • Public transport planning.

Develop an early understanding of four-stage modelling before gaining hands-on experience of SATURN and other Leeds-built models so that you become fluent in their use in live environments.

Deepen your knowledge of:

  • Engineering design principles
  • Integrated transport networks - road, rail, and aviation
  • Refining models to fit local contexts.

Also experience what it is like to be part of a project team working across disciplinary boundaries within the transport sector. Through this, gain insights into how engineering, planning, economics, environmental science and modelling can work together to develop sustainable solutions to global challenges. This industry-inspired approach will enable you to apply your knowledge to real-world issues in the field.

A degree from ITS opens up a range of opportunities to develop a challenging and rewarding career. Transport consultancies are the largest employers of ITS graduates, but other common careers include those in government, academia, regulatory bodies, transport operators, logistics companies, not-for-profit and international agencies.

ITS graduates work across the private and public sectors. Many work abroad, whether for UK companies with overseas offices, for international organisations or for national governments.

Accreditation

The Transport Planning and Engineering (Eng) course at University of Leeds Faculty of Environment from University of Leeds is recognised by the major professional bodies in the transport sector. It fulfills the educational requirements for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Shaping Future Transport Systems
  • Principles of Transport Modelling
  • Transport Data Collection and Analysis
  • Principles of Transport Engineering
  • Transport Dissertation 
  • Transport Integrated Project
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          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Duration description

              12 months full time, 24 months part time

          • Credits
            180 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            92

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          • Minimum required score:

            6.5

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          • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

            176

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            Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: Upper Second Class

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          Entry requirements

          A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject such as engineering, environmental science, maths, physics, computing, natural sciences or a quantitative subject.

          Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional qualifications plus experience in the sector will also be considered.

          We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the ITS admissions team.

          For more information, please visit programme website.

          Living costs for Leeds

          • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

          Funding

          Scholarships and financial support

          The Institute for Transport Studies opffers a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

          For more information, please visit programme website.

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