University of Leeds

MSc (Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering


University Road

University of Leeds

Leeds, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD;MPhil, Master of Arts (MA); Master of Science (MSc/MSc Eng);

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The focus of this programme is on engineering solutions to transport issues, particularly how the design of systems determines the nature of how people and goods are transported. Students learn how to use engineering to meet the challenges of integrating different modes of transport and make travel safer, greener and more efficient. Students are first equipped with core technical skills in data collection, modelling, planning and engineering design. They then select from a range of options, all of which have practical applications.

Students learn to:
- design for safety, efficiency and the environment
- appreciate the needs of different users in transport design and management
- use models to plan networks and predict demand
-  plan road construction and infrastructure projects
- apply design standards to roads and junctions
- assess advanced traffic control systems
- align engineering solutions with transport policy
- analyse human interaction with transport design

Principles of Transport Engineering;
Principles of Transport Modelling;
Transport Data Collection and Analysis;
Transport Planning and Policy;
Dissertation project;

Deterioration and Maintenance of Pavements;
Network Analysis Models;
Road Infrastructure Design;
Traffic Control Systems;
Traffic Management;
Traffic Microsimulation Models;
Accessibility Planning;
Economics of Transport Appraisal;
Freight Transport Planning and Management;
Funding for Projects;
Modelling Traffic Pollution;
Monitoring Traffic Pollution;
Public Transport Planning and Management;
Safety of Road Transport;
Social Research Methods for Transport;
Stated Preference Analysis Methods;
Sustainable Land-Use and Transport Planning;


Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), UK Institute of Highways and Transportation (IHT), UK

International Student Requirements:

Where English is not applicant's the first language, evidence of competence must be provided, such as a recent test certificate - equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 180

In State Tuition (per year): 5100 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 15000 GBP

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