Taught course

Transport Engineering and Planning

University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent.

A variety of first degrees are accepted, including engineering, science, geography and social science.

Months of entry


Course content

New transportation technologies and global economics are influencing the way we approach planning and delivering transport systems. Learn to take the lead in shaping next-generation mobility with our accredited MSc Transport Engineering and Planning postgraduate degree.

Delivered for over fifty years, and shaped by industry and real-world relevance, our course is recognised as a strong postgraduate qualification for students and professionals interested in the management, engineering and planning of transport infrastructure. You will build specialist knowledge in topics such as transport policy and planning, traffic analysis, forecasting and infrastructure design.

Available with full-time and part-time study pathways, the course is designed to support your progression in developing your career with a transport consultancy, a local or central government planning department, or a passenger transport authority. Our part-time study pathway is designed to fit around your existing commitments or be combined with a graduate training programme.

You will:

  • Receive training on a wide range of transport specific software relevant to your future career
  • Learn to develop solutions to problems that align with the aims of transport and planning policy
  • Benefit from strong, long-standing connections with transport industry partners across the UK and Europe
  • Experience project teamwork which reflects the real-world transport sector working practice
  • Explore how planning, engineering, environmental science and modelling work combine

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

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