M.Sc. On Campus

Transportation Planning and Engineering Infrastructure

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study the design, engineering and operation of land transport systems, with the Transportation Planning and Engineering Infrastructure MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. With a focus on transport infrastructure, this full-time course looks in detail at traffic engineering, and railway engineering and operations.


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 Infrastructure MSc course offered by 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 knowledge and employability 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.

You taught learning includes modules on:

  • transport economics 
  • transport data analysis and techniques 
  • transport planning: policy and governance 
  • transport modelling 
  • highway and traffic engineering  
  • railway engineering and operations  

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

  • transport, energy and the environment
  • human factors in engineering
  • 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 transportation planning and engineering: infrastructure degree 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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