Research course

Civil Engineering (Transport)

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our Transport and Operations Research Group is a leading centre of transport technology in Europe. We conduct world leading research that has commercial impact. You will be able to develop your work into ground breaking research through working with our experts.

By pursuing research in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences you will join an extremely successful research group focussing on transport and civil engineering. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. This means that we attract high quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.

Research into transport and civil engineering is conducted by our Transport Operations Research Group (TORG), one of the leading centres of transport technology in Europe. We are central to key research in areas such as road user charging and smartcards, developing both the policy ideas and the underlying technologies.

We are currently running a world-leading trial in electric vehicles and public charging infrastructure in the north east of England. This research is informing policy, international standards development and its impact on energy demand and environmental emissions. We have also developed a low-cost wireless sensing technology, Motes, which is being used to monitor traffic pollution, help develop strategies to manage traffic demand and reduce emissions. This world-leading technology is being used commercially by several local authorities and it is being assessed for deployment in a number of high profile international cities.

Department specialisms

Land use and network models; Passenger transport and policy; Transport and the environment; Infrastructure design and telematics We supervise MPhil and PhD students in the following areas: freight and traffic loading; public transport management and operations; traffic management and control; road traffic safety and accident analysis; transport emissions and the environment; transport telematics and image processing; intelligent transport systems (ITS); travel behaviour; highway design and engineering; operating speed models; environmental impact and monitoring of transport activities.

Information for international students

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Secretary (Civil Engineering), School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Email
melissa.ware@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6445