MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering

Edinburgh Napier University

Program Description

MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering

Edinburgh Napier University

MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering

Developments in transport shape the world we live in and influence communities’ economic and social wellbeing. The transport of people and goods provides a serious challenge for planners and transportation engineering specialists. If you are interested in transport planning and engineering and have a relevant qualification, such as civil engineering, social sciences, geography or urban planning, this course will provide you with specialist skills for a career in transport.

About the course

You'll gain a thorough knowledge of the nature of transportation and techniques for analysing transport problems. You will learn how transport operations are planned, designed, constructed and maintained as well as how to develop effective transport strategies. This course is suitable for you if you have an engineering qualification, or a social science or business related degree with an interest in transport planning and engineering. If you are already working in the industry you can take advantage of our part time and distance learning study options, giving you the opportunity to expand your professional capabilities.

You'll benefit from our strong industry links and gain understanding through practically orientated teaching, have direct contact with practitioners and build your own industry contacts. This course is approved by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), the Institute of Highway Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See for further information.

You'll learn the skills that will enable you to engage fully with transport-related issues. You'll also become adept in analysing transport problems, evaluating transport policy and creating innovative transport solutions, whilst also building a thorough knowledge of transport management, operations, practices and related computing software.

What's involved

This course is studied full-time over one year. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, and laboratory sessions and through independent study. The course is split up into three trimesters.

Trimester 1
Development Planning and Transport Assessment, Public Transport, Traffic Engineering & Control, Transport Policy, plus option

Trimester 2
Traffic Management, Transport Economics & Appraisal, Transport Research Methods, Transport & Traffic Models

Trimester 3
MSc dissertation

Career prospects

We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 92.3% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2012). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out.

Entry to the course

To apply, you'll need a 2:2 honours degree or above, or an ordinary degree with relevant work experience. A reasonable level of numeracy is also required so you will need Scottish Higher or A-Level Maths, or equivalent. An appropriate professional qualification may also be considered with significant relevant industrial experience.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2016
1 year
Full time
11,410 GBP
Start date Aug. 2016
United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 11,410 GBP
- Tuition fee non-EU; £3,750 - Tuition fee EU