University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Transport Planning and Engineering

If you are an ambitious engineering graduate - from a civil, mechanical, computing or electronic engineering background - this course is a smart route to a career in the expanding field of transport consultancy and public policy. 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. And 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. Your colleagues will be among the best and brightest from Latin America to the Far East, from Africa to Europe and the UK. Together you will learn engineering techniques that will help you develop transport networks that are founded on fundamental principles, robust evidence, sustainable and equitable principles, state-of-the-art modelling, accurate data analysis, and an understanding of human psychology. This course provides you with a clear pathway to the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification and is accredited by the major professional bodies in the transport sector, including Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport (CIHT).

Course modules

Modules include: Principles of Transport Engineering; Principles of Transport Modelling; Shaping Future Transport Systems; Transport Data Collection and Analysis; Transport Integrated Project; and Transport Dissertation. Optional modules include: Traffic Management; Deterioration and Maintenance of Pavements; Public Transport Planning and Management; Road Geometry and Infrastructure; System Dynamics: Modelling Policy; and Traffic Network Modelling.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2017 - 12 Months
MSc (Eng) Part-time September 2017 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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Institute for Transport Studies
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