Edinburgh Napier University / Southpoint Education International

Transport Planning and Engineering Master’s Degree

MSc Transport Planning and Engineering


This well respected course offers the gateway to a successful career in the transport professions.

Combined with a suitable accredited undergraduate degree, the course satisfies the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with the Institute of Chartered Engineers and also meets the requirements for Transport Planning Professional (TPP) designation with CIHT.

Developments in transport shape the world we live in and influence communities’ economic and social well-being. Transporting people and goods provides a serious challenge for politicians, transport planners and engineering specialists.

During your studies you will examine the major transport issues facing society and learn the main techniques applied in analysing and resolving transport problems.

Identical in duration and content to a part-time course, this option replaces campus attendance with specially developed printed and online learning materials. You can study at your own pace, in your own time.

You will gain an understanding of transport systems through studying issues such as transport modelling and appraisal techniques from a theoretical and practical perspective. You will also learn how to develop effective transport strategies to address a range of different scenarios.

Your studies will also benefit from our excellent links with industry and the transport research community, allowing you to gain a good understanding of the profession from industry-relevant teaching, guest lecturers and by engaging with transport practitioners and researchers.

This programme allows those working in the industry to expand their professional capabilities and meet the educational requirements for chartership.

Earn a world class MSc Transport for under $10,000.

MSc Health Social Care

Trimester 1 (15 weeks)
Transport Policy

20 Credits

Public Transport

20 Credits

Trimester 2 (15 weeks)
Transport Economics
and Appraisal

20 Credits

Transport and
Traffic Models

20 Credits

Trimester 3 (15 weeks)
Traffic Engineering

20 Credits

Transport Demand
Management and Road Safety

20 Credits

Trimesters 4 and 5 (15-30 weeks)
MSc Dissertation

60 Credits

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  • Transport Policy

    The module starts by considering the process of policymaking and who is responsible for transport policy e.g. supranational, central and local government structures and the role of the private sector. Problems and trends in transport demand and an introduction to policy perspectives; economic instruments in transport; taxes and subsidies, funding mechanisms, road pricing; direct regulation of street space); Land use planning and the management of transport demand; evolution of road and rail networks; rural transport policy; parking policy; town-friendly traffic planning; green commuter plans; “Smarter Choices” behavioural change measures, the mobility impaired in transport policy. Implementation and evaluation of transport policy. Case studies of transport policy and planning approaches in various International cities.

  • Public Transport

  • Transport Economics and Appraisal

  • Transport and Traffic Models

  • Traffic Engineering Design

  • Transport Demand Management and Road Safety

  • Dissertation

  • Assessments are completed and submitted through the secure learning environment. The schedule for assessments is published in advance. There are 5 formal exams to complete and students will be expected to make local venue arrangements and will be responsible for exam costs involved.
  • The MSc Transport Planning and Engineering comprises six “taught” modules and a Dissertation to a timescale that matches your requirements, but can be completed in 21 months minimum.
Admissions Criteria
  • Ideally, you will hold a first degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in Civil Engineering, Social Sciences, Geography, or Maths in order to be eligible for the programme.
  • We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

 If you have any questions, please contact us on (1) 239 444 4399. We are here to help.

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