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.
We have redesigned our suites of courses following close consultation with Industry and academia.
With a strong focus on industry needs, our degrees will prepare you for employment in your chosen field. They will also address the multi-disciplinary nature of transport – enabling you to make effective decisions for clients, employers and society.
And to experience what it’s really like to work in the transport sector, collaborate with a project team of students from our other degrees through our Transport Integrated Project module.
The programme leader is Dr Chandra Balijepalli.
The Institute for Transport Studies was established as the UK’s first multi-disciplinary transport department, and we continue to lead the field with our research.
Our reputation allows us to invest in world-class facilities, such as the University of Leeds Driving Simulator – one of the most sophisticated in any university in the world, allowing us to research driver behaviour in controlled lab conditions. We also have access to a variety of specialist software tools including those we’ve developed in-house such as SATURN, PLUTO, DRACULA, MARS and KonSULT.
Other study options
This programme is available part time over 24 or 36 months. We are flexible as to how you choose to study this course so that you can combine it with other commitments, such as an existing job.
Please get in touch with our admissions team to discuss part time study options.
You can also study this subject at Postgraduate Diploma level, part time or full time, or at Postgraduate Certificate level with our PGCert in Transport Studies.
Our Transport Planning and Engineering MSc(Eng) programme is accredited as meeting the requirements for technical Further Learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status for candidates who have already acquired CEng accredited BEng (Hons). Please see the Joint Board of Moderators website for further information.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK). It also fulfils the educational requirements for membership of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).