University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Transport Planning and Engineering

This programme focuses on engineering solutions to transport issues, particularly how the design of systems determines the nature of how people and goods are transported. You�ll learn how to use engineering to meet the challenges of integrating different modes of transport and make travel safer, greener and more efficient. You�ll analyse human interaction with transport design and consider the needs of different users in transport design and management. Designing for safety, efficiency and the environment, you�ll consider how engineering solutions can be aligned with transport policy and apply design standards to roads and junctions. You�ll use models to plan networks and predict demand, plan road construction and infrastructure projects, develop the skills to assess advanced traffic control systems. As well as gaining core technical skills in data collection, modelling, planning and engineering design, you�ll choose from a range of optional modules, all of which have practical applications.

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.

Course modules

Modules include: principles of transport engineering; principles of transport modelling; shaping future transport systems; transport data collection and analysis; transport integrated project; transport dissertation; traffic management; deterioration and maintenance of pavements; public transport planning and management; road geometry and infrastructure; road safety management; system dynamics: modelling policy; traffic network modelling.

Assessment methods

Assessment is equally varied and can include coursework essays, case-study reports, group assignments, posters, presentations and exams.

Sponsorship information

ITS and the University of Leeds administer a number of scholarships each year for UK, EU and international students. These range from partial tuition fee awards to full maintenance grants. Scholarship competitions include: ITS, Brian Large Fund, Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, Tetley and Lupton, Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, University of Leeds Full-Fee Scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time - 12 months
MSc (Eng) Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0113 343 5325