M.Sc. On Campus

Transportation Planning and Engineering Behaviour

University of Southampton

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Explore the relationships between transport systems, the people who use and operate them, and the wider world, with the Transportation Planning and Engineering Behaviour MSc course at the University of Southampton. This full-time course, also available part-time, offers modules in human factors in transport engineering, and the interactions between transport, energy systems, and the environment.


Course Details

If you want a career in the transport industry or you're an experienced transport professional interested in enhancing your skills, this degree is ideal.

This Transportation Planning and Engineering Behaviour MSc course at the University of Southampton covers everything from the fundamentals of modelling and economics, through to the application of software and planning tools using real life examples from around the world. It’s the perfect way to improve your capabilities and career prospects in the transport sector.

Your course highlights include field trips and a mock public inquiry, where you'll learn about  public engagement and the role of public opinion in the transport planning process.

Your taught learning includes modules on:

  • transport economics 
  • transport data analysis and techniques 
  • transport planning: policy and governance 
  • transport modelling 
  • human factors in engineering 
  • transport, energy and the environment 

You’ll also have the chance to choose from a range of modules including:

  • highway and traffic engineering 
  • railway engineering and operations 
  • transport management and safety 
  • logistics systems operations 

You’ll gain experience using a range of transport-related software and you’ll be able to hear directly from a range of industry guest speakers. You’ll also carry out an individual research project on a topic of your choice.

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.

Career Opportunities

This MSc in Transportation Planning and Engineering: Behaviour gives you everything you need to secure roles in logistics, transport planning, transport management and transport consultancy, in the UK and overseas.

Employers could include:

  • local authorities
  • national government organisations
  • engineering consultants

You'll also be well prepared for further study, such as postgraduate research.


This degree is accredited by:

  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) for the Transport Planning Professional qualification

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transport Planning: Policy and Governance
  • Transport Data Analysis and Techniques
  • Transport Modelling
  • Human Factors in Engineering
  • Logistics Systems Operations
  • Highway and Traffic Engineering
  • Transport Planning: Practice
  • Transport Economics
  • Transport Data Analysis and Techniques
  • Transport, Energy and the Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in:

  • engineering
  • maths
  • geography
  • planning
  • a physical science

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £26,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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