The intercollegiate Transport with Business Management MSc, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the civil engineering departments of the two universities. Students benefit from the multidisciplinary expertise of both departments and their 45 years' experience as leaders in this field.
Students gain a systematic understanding of the causes, motivations and means of personal travel and goods movement; techniques for analysing and resolving transport problems; and methods of evaluating transport projects, plans and policies, recognising the need for public consultation and the political, social, commercial and financial issues involved.
Students undertake modules to the value of 90 ECTS Credits.
Core modules -Transport and its Context -Quantitative Methods -Transport Economics -Transport Demand and its Modelling -Microeconomic Theory -Financial Accounting -Project Management -Business Environments and Construction Law
Optional modules - options may include the following: -Highway Engineering -Road Traffic Theory and its Application -Public Transport -Transport Safety and Risk Management -Quantitative Techniques for Transport Engineering and Planning -Advanced Transport Modelling -Understanding and Modelling Travel Behaviour -Transport and the Environment -Intelligent Transport Systems -Design of Accessible Transport Systems -Freight Transport -Air Traffic Management -Ports and Maritime Transport -Urban Street Planning and Design -Roads and Underground Infrastructure: Design, Construction and Maintenance
Dissertation/report All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a special project of 12,000 words.
Teaching and learning The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer-based work and coursework. Assessment is through unseen written examinations, coursework, an individual literature review, presentations and the dissertation focusing on the final project.
Transport graduates find employment with transport operators, consultancies, local and central governments in various countries, and in supranational organisations. Many graduates are employed by companies involved in the manufacture of instrumentation, and in companies specialising in software and other services for the engineering industry.
Employability Successful completion of this MSc meets the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Centre for Transport Studies is an energetic and exciting environment. Students benefit from engaging with the teaching staff who are actively involved in internationally leading research, and advising local, national and international transport agencies.
Both universities are located in the centre of one of the world's most exciting cities, near to relevant professional institutions and transport agencies. London provides a living laboratory in which students can observe many of the systems that they are studying, analyse the success or failure of current approaches to design, and operate and manage them.