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The global transport services market reached a value of nearly $6,630.5 billion in 2018. Within this increasingly interconnected world, Cranfield is helping to define the future of the industry with our award-winning research and teaching.
We specialise in understanding the whole environment in which transport operates: the vehicles, infrastructure, businesses and logistics, as well as the human aspects of operating, managing and using transport.
Cranfield has over 50 years’ experience working with transportation clients across sectors, including automotive, aviation safety, human factors and transport accident investigation, motorsport, air transport management and the military.
The University features an impressive host of facilities including its own airport, the National Flying Laboratory centre, our Boeing 737-400, the multi-user environment for autonomous vehicle innovation (MUEAVI) test track for autonomous vehicles, various flight simulators, wind tunnels and an accident investigation laboratory. Furthermore, the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) is being built on-site and will spearhead the UK’s research into digital aviation technology.
Studying at Cranfield will bring you in close contact with leading industry professionals and practitioners from around the world, enabling you to develop valuable connections and potential career development opportunities. We have mutually beneficial relationships with nearly 1,500 organisations around the world including Airbus, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, Boeing, Ford, Heathrow and Rolls Royce.
Our teaching is recognised for its relevance, focus and excellence. You will learn from experienced academics and industry professionals in an environment that prepares you for the real world. Cranfield is ranked 5th in the UK for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering and in 2019 we were awarded our sixth Queen’s Anniversary Prize for delivering in-flight aerospace engineering training for the worldwide aviation industry through our flying classrooms and laboratories.
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Designed to equip you with the skills to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry including airlines, airport companies and authorities, civil aviation departments, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies. Read more
Airworthiness is at the forefront of aviation development. It is vital that staff have sufficient knowledge and skill to apply principles in design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of aircraft to both develop and maintain airworthiness. Read more
Established for over 50 years with excellent industrial links and an outstanding record for the employment of its graduates, this course has been developed to provide the industry with high calibre engineers that are equipped with the necessary skills to advance vehicle technology to meet the demands of the future. Read more
The automotive sector is changing, car manufacturers and technology companies are rapidly developing new autonomous technologies that will redefine the future of transport. Read more
We have been a centre of excellence in the field of accident investigation for over 40 years. Designed specifically for accident investigators and those working in related fields, this course will provide you with an academically recognised, high standard qualification. Read more
Demand for human factors and safety expertise continues to grow within aviation as well as other safety critical industries. This course has been designed to provide industry with equipped graduates who can make a real and lasting improvement to performance and safety through the application of skills and knowledge learnt through a mix of lectures and practical exercises. Read more