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Delivered for over forty years, our MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning is recognised as a strong postgraduate qualification for students interested in the management, engineering and planning of transport infrastructure.

Shaped by industry and real-world relevance, the course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Highways & Transportation) as fully satisfying requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Our membership of the national Universities Transport Partnership ensures that course content and skill development reflect industry needs.

The course is open to applicants from a wide range of relevant backgrounds. It is especially beneficial if you are interested in developing your career with an engineering consultancy, local and central governments planning department, or passenger transport authority.

You can choose full-time or part-time study. The part-time route is designed to fit around existing commitments and can used by employers as a graduate training programme.

You will:

  • Learn alongside world-class researchers with international prominence
  • Receive training on a wide range of transport specific software relevant to your future career
  • Learn to develop solutions to engineering problems that align with the aims of transport and planning policy
  • Benefit from strong, long-standing connections with transport industry partners across the UK and Europe
  • Experience project teamwork which reflects the real-world transport sector working practice
  • Explore how planning, engineering, environmental science and modelling work combine

This course is for you if:

  • You're passionate about creating sustainable transport that improve our everyday lives
  • You're currently working in industry and want gain further knowledge to enhance your career prospects
  • You're an engineering graduate looking to build specialist knowledge in transport and planning

Course Details

The MSc programme is delivered over one year full-time. It consists of four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit project module. Part-time study is delivered over three years.

In trimester one, you will explore Transport Planning, Transport Engineering and Traffic Engineering. In the second trimester, you'll choose to study either Transport Forecasting or lnfrastructure Design and Analysis. In trimester three, you will bring together all of your learning to carry out high-level coordinated academic and practical work to form part of your final assessment.

Visit the website for further information on modules.

Teaching and Assessment

The course is delivered via a combination of lectures, tutorials, design projects, computing sessions, and laboratory demonstrations.

You will be encouraged to attend meetings of the professional institutions, where relevant topics are being discussed. Where possible, site visits and guest lectures will be organised.

Assessment on this course is: Coursework 50%, Examination 50%

The School of Computing, Science and Engineering

The School of Computing, Science and Engineering (CSE) seeks to improve lives through proactive collaboration with industry and society. Our stimulating, industry-accredited courses and research programmes explore engineering, physics, acoustics, computing, mathematics and robotics. Through our award-winning lecturers, world-class facilities and research-led teaching, CSE produces highly employable graduates ready for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Careers

Course graduates will be well equipped to meet the challenges of the modern structural engineering industry. Graduates might typically work as a structural engineer in a design office or for an engineering consultancy. Many alumni have progressed to pivotal appointments in prestigious building schemes and roles.

Some of our graduates choose to progress to postgraduate and doctoral research in our Salford Innovation and Research Centre (SIRC). The Centre aims to build on our world-class research and provide industry with guidance and expertise in 21st-century technology for business success and economic growth. Research at the Centre is supported by EPSRC, TSB, DoH, MoD, Royal Society, European Commission funding, as well as direct investment from industry. 

Our engineering hub conducts leading research in structural engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering and hydraulics. Postgraduate research opportunities within these fields are available for Transport Engineering and Planning graduates.


Visit the Transport Engineering and Planning - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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