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Transport Engineering and Planning (MSc)

Course Description

Transport engineering is about efficiently moving people and goods through the use of scientific principles.

Journeys may be made by foot, bicycle, private motorised transport and public transport. The varied means of transport available require infrastructure comprising either of public rights of way or dedicated systems such as railways, which need to be sized, designed, built and maintained.

Taken together, transport and its infrastructure has significant impacts on society and the environment and these impacts need to be estimated.

The MSc Transport Engineering and Planning provides systematic knowledge and skills in the analysis and design of transport systems which are grounded in advanced engineering science, statistical modelling and planning theory and practice.

If you'd like any further information, please contact the course administrator, Ms. Jo Hillman: or call 020 7815 7106.

Joint Board of Moderators (ICE, IStructE, IHE, CIHT)

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/transport-engineering-planning-msc


- Analysis and design of transport systems
- Asset management and project appraisal
- Railway engineering and operation
- Highway engineering and operation
- Safety, survey techniques and quantitative methods
- Transport society and planning
- Finite elements and stress analysis
- Project (masters)
- Property development and regeneration


Employment prospects for graduates of the MSc Transport Engineering and Planning remain very good in the long term. Transport infrastructure is one of the most significant assets which a country possesses and there will remain a strong need for skilled professionals working in transport engineering and planning.

Career paths in transport engineering

Successful students will enter into a variety of positions with employers which might include:

- Designing and constructing transport systems
- Procuring and maintaining transport systems, including central and local government agencies
- Financing transport systems who need specialist transport engineering and planning knowledge to assist in financial assessments of proposed schemes involving private sector finance
- Management of transport operations

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
-mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

Visit the Transport Engineering and Planning (MSc) page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship - 20+ Awards

At London South Bank University (LSBU) we understand how important a postgraduate degree is to career progression and professional fulfilment. The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship programme offers a range of awards from £1,000 bursaries to full fee waivers, creating opportunities for a variety of postgraduate students. The programme is made possible by donations to the University's Annual Fund from alumni and other supporters.

Value of Scholarship(s)



All Home, EU or International students who have firmly accepted their unconditional or conditional offer of a place to study on an eligible postgraduate programme at LSBU are invited to apply for a scholarship in up to three categories. Their application will be assessed and, if successful, the student will receive one award. Only one application is allowed.

Application Procedure

You will be invited to apply online via email after you firmly accept your unconditional or conditional offer to study at LSBU. We recommend you apply for your place at LSBU as soon as possible to ensure you have been made an offer by the scholarship deadline of Friday 10 July, 2015.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The course is designed to suit graduate engineers or scientists, mathematicians or statisticians, geographers, planners and economists. Graduate psychologists and graduates in other disciplines may be considered if they are able to demonstrate they have studied subjects containing a good level of numeracy. A Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in a relevant subject, or substantial work experience is expected to gain a place on the course.

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