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MSc Transportation Planning and Engineering pathways

Our MSc Transportation Planning and Engineering courses are the perfect way to improve your capabilities and employability in the transport sector.  We cover 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.

As our courses are designed in conjunction with our MSc Transportation Planning and Engineering Industrial Advisory Board you will be provided you with the most relevant knowledge and skills for your future career.


Our three pathways provide you with a course tailored to your needs. 

Motorway roadworks


Focus on the design, engineering and operation of land transport systems.

Train speeding through a railway station


Specialise in the operation and management of transport systems.

A motorway


Explore the relationships between transport systems, and the people who use them.

The rapid pace of change in the modern world, driven by processes of globalisation, urbanisation and climate change, creates significant and conflicting stresses on key infrastructure systems, particularly those relating to transport. 

This presents transport planners and engineers with an ever increasing set of challenges, such as:

Graduates from our MSc Transportation Planning and Engineering courses are part of the answer to these challenges, playing a leading role in finding solutions to create resilient, sustainable transport systems. 

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Transport is not only about civil engineering; it integrates knowledge from various areas such as geography, economy, urban planning, management, and even politics! It is really fascinating and I’ve enjoyed discovering it as my passion.

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