Taught course

Intelligent Transport Systems

Loughborough University · School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent international qualification in mathematics, engineering, transport or computer science. Applicants with qualifications slightly below this level, alternative qualifications, and/or professional experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our new MSc Intelligent Transport Systems provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how transport systems, sensor technologies, data analytics and research are combined to reshape infrastructure and transform vehicles.

The world is currently being radically altered by autonomous, connected and intelligent systems that are able to learn, adapt, take decisions and act independently of humans. Climate change, increasing incomes, urbanisation, poor air quality, a large number of traffic fatalities and an ageing population are all affecting the world we live in, and hence the context that the transport system operates in. Our Intelligent Transport Systems MSc gives you the knowledge to make an impact and transform the industry.

You will be taught to use state-of-the-art tools and methods to collect, analyse, represent and apply this new abundance of data to the transport system effectively and efficiently. This will involve gaining the ability to design, test, and implement new systems to manage the operation of transport and integrate this with the wider built environment. On completion of the degree, you will be able to utilise tools and methods in evaluating the impacts of emerging technologies on transport system performance in terms of the level of service, capacity, safety, air quality, and economics.

We have strong industry links with organisations such as Highways England, WSP, Atkins, AECOM, Tracsis, Renault, Galliford Try, Department for Transport, Transport for Greater Manchester, Innovate UK and ITS UK. Many of these companies and institutions engage with us in both collaborative research and in delivering guest lectures. This provides an ideal opportunity for you to discuss potential employment opportunities.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries Team