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A master’s degree is pursued after an individual graduates with a bachelor’s or an equivalent degree. A Master of Science (MSc) will focus on scientific or mathematical studies. An MSc can be course-based, research-based or a combination of the two. A master’s degree is needed to pursue a doctoral degree.

What is an MSc in Transportation Engineering? This type of program focuses on teaching students how to find engineering solutions for many transportation issues. All students will learn fundamental skills in data collection, modeling, planning and engineering design. Some business management skills will also be acquired throughout the coursework. If a student has a particular interest in the transportation engineering field, it is possible to take courses which will help students get a job in that sector. Some of the areas that can be focused on are international shipping, transport or logistics, green transport and city planning, among others. At some universities, the program can also be individually structured, so if you have any work experience it can be put toward the degree. Some universities have night courses, so you can continue working while you earn your MSc. This type of program usually takes one to two years to complete.

Transportation is a key part of society. Whether it’s international or local travel, someone has to make sure it is safe and effective. A student who graduates with an MSc in Transportation Engineering will be able to make sure these goals are met. These skills will lead students to a management position where it is easy to make a difference.

The cost for this type of program may vary by school and country. In order to find out more information about the cost, contact the admissions office of the school of choice or visit their website.

There are many different opportunities for somebody with an MSc in Transportation Engineering. With this degree you can help design safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly public transportation. You could work in international shipping. There are jobs available in policy making as well as at operational levels. No matter what your interests, you’ll be able to find a career that is for you. Whether you like something hands on or something a little more theoretical, by earning your Master of Science in Transportation Engineering you’ll be one step closer to the job of your dreams.

If a meaningful career in transportation engineering sounds exciting to you, and you’re ready to take the next step, don’t wait. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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13 Results in Transportation Engineering

South Carolina State University

The Master of Science Degree in Transportation Program prepares students to understand the historical, current and future trends and developments in transportation system ... [+]

The Master of Science Degree in Transportation Program at South Carolina State University is located in the School of Engineering Technology and Sciences. The degree program prepares students to understand the historical, current and future trends and developments in transportation systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Additionally, students are prepared to design, analyze, implement and evaluate new and emerging concepts, skills and workplace behaviors in addressing transportation as a major system in improving the quality of life of citizens globally, nationally, state-wide and locally.

The interdisciplinary Master of Science Degree in Transportation (MST) is planned in concert with the collaborative strengths within the University to provide appropriate education, research, and practical experiences for graduates of the program.... [-]

USA Orangeburg
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Railway transport is experiencing a worldwide renaissance. It offers substantial economic benefits, energy efficiency, and environmental and safety benefits to nations al ... [+]

Railway transport is experiencing a worldwide renaissance. It offers substantial economic benefits, energy efficiency, and environmental and safety benefits to nations all over the world, and rail is widely viewed as a vital component of the integrated transportation system for sustainable and resource efficient societies of the future. There is substantial demand for engineers with integrated knowledge of railway subsystems (infrastructure, vehicles and traffic control) who understand how to maximize the performance of the whole system.

Railway Engineering at KTH

The master’s programme in Railway Engineering will be among the very few programmes in the world that cover all aspects of rail engineering, and none offers the international perspective afforded by this one. This is a new programme starting in the autumn of 2018.... [-]

Sweden Stockholm
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
ENAC

Air transport market has increased considerably involving multidisciplinary constraints and objectives to become a complex system of systems – aircraft design, manufactur ... [+]

Aims of the MSc International Air Transportation System Engineering and Design – MSc IATSED

Air transport market has increased considerably involving multidisciplinary constraints and objectives to become a complex system of systems – aircraft design, manufacturing, airlines operations, integrated Air Traffic Management, Airport operations, etc. Air transport global system needs to manage new technics development and methodologies in a fierce competition. Life cycle needs to master innovation acceleration with a huge quantity of information to be processed. Historical V-model reference in system development is progressively supplanted by Agile methods. Traditional development must be enforced by security and safety considerations. Facing all these constraints, Air transport stakeholders need polyvalent engineers competent in system design, in quick and efficient programming, in big data and machine learning.... [-]

France Toulouse
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

Available with two pathways, Sustainable Highways or Sustainable Railways, this one-year, full time course keeps close to engineering practice. It aims to train engineers ... [+]

This course has two distinct pathways; Sustainable Highways and Sustainable Railways.

Highway engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of highways, including vehicular, cycle and pedestrian highways and with their effective management. All this must be achieved as sustainably as possible. Railway engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of railways, extending to rapid transit (tram) systems, and with their effective management. All this must be achieved as sustainably as possible.

Both of the pathways within this MSc programme take a radical, hands-on approach by linking traditional teaching intimately to near-real life highway and railway engineering problems. It provides the technical knowledge and skills to develop the analytical, decision-making and critical powers required to solve, in a sustainable way, genuine, practical highway and railway engineering problems. It will help you to develop transferable skills which could lead to a successful career in highway or railway engineering.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Aalto University

Developing and managing complex urban and regional systems requires new hybrid skills in integrating land use and transportation. The Master's Programme in Spatial Planni ... [+]

The Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering focuses on the future challenges of sustainable built environments and tackles topical global megatrends, such as urbanisation, climate change and wellbeing.

The programme comprises a unique combination of technical and human-centered approaches in the fields of land use planning and transportation engineering, including a wide range of perspectives, from people's daily lives and mobility to large-scale strategic and systemic thinking.

As a student of this programme, you will gain the skills you need to work for smarter and more liveable cities and to respond to emerging challenges brought on by constantly changing built environments and technologies. In addition to a strong theoretical basis, you will acquire skills in a variety of planning and analysis tools for current issues in land use and transportation.... [-]

Finland Espoo
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University Of Genoa (Università Degli Studi Di Genova)

The MSc in Safety Engineering for Transport, Logistics, and Production provides a high level of advanced training, to enable graduated students to operate in the areas re ... [+]

Summary

The MSc in Safety Engineering for Transport, Logistics, and Production provides a high level of advanced training, to enable graduated students to operate in the areas related to safety engineering in

transportation systems logistics industrial production

so as to realize the acquired ability to conceive, plan, design and manage complex, innovative systems and processes, with particular attention to safety aspects.

Graduated in Civil, Industrial and Information Engineering can enroll directly.

Learning by doing

The course combines traditional lessons with:

lab activities and development of projects intensive seminars and courses (elective) internships in industry or in a research labs (elective) study periods abroad ... [-]
Italy Genoa
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs

DTU is one of the few European universities to offer an MSc program dedicated exclusively to transport and logistics. The study program takes a model-based approach to en ... [+]

The MSc program in Transport and Logistics is designed to give you all the necessary qualifications to develop, analyze, and manage advanced transportation and logistics systems.

This MSc program gives you methodological approaches to solve society's transport and logistics challenges using state-of-the-art optimization tools, sustainable planning instruments, advanced modeling techniques, and robust evaluation methods.

This allows graduates to take high-level jobs within the transportation sector, e.g. in the transport industry, as consultants or as employed within public organizations. Given the generality of the analytical tools, graduates are also attractive for sectors outside the transport area where analytical skills and capability to analyze and synthesize complex systems are required.... [-]

Denmark Lyngby
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Warsaw University of Technology

Students of the Transport Systems Engineering and Management specialisation acquire extended knowledge and skills in the areas of: road, railway and municipal transport s ... [+]

Students of the Transport Systems Engineering and Management specialisation acquire extended knowledge and skills in the areas of: road, railway and municipal transport systems control and management, optimization and planning of transport systems, transport measurements and forecasting, as well as design of multimodal transport hubs and traffic modelling and planning these transport systems with the use of modern IT tools.

In addition, students gain knowledge and skills in the field of automated vehicles and other solutions of transport automation and learn about the role of the human factor in intelligent transport systems. Other topics include environmental impact and environment protection, rules of shaping transport law and policies and management of the investment process in transport, including financing investment solutions.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
October 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Engineering Science

This master program forms engineering students in traffic and intelligent transportation systems (design, maintenance, and management of infrastructure and (public) trans ... [+]

The world of traffic evolves fast! Just think of the rise of the self-driving car. Besides the traditional governments, road admissions and public traffic firms, traffic becomes more than ever big business for trendy firms. Examples are Google, Tesla, and Uber or fun apps like Moovit and Waze. In most cities, you can already find car and bike sharing systems (e.g. Villo, Cambio, and Car2Go) and enterprises that provide completely integrated packages of Mobility-as-a-Service and want to ban private cars to the history lessons.

Are you one of the young ambitious engineers of this new generation and would you like to help this revolution?

The world of logistics is constantly changing. Familiar terms such as e-commerce are in fact a super dynamic logistic machine with a web-store as visible outing: when you click on ‘buy now’, somewhere in Utrecht or Dresden a machine pops into action and within 24 hours your purchase is delivered at your front door anywhere in Belgium. Behind the scenes, optimization stays the keyword. Airplanes, vans, and cargo-bikes today, maybe in the future drones or automatic vans, will deliver your packages. The same process appears in the supply chain of enterprises that constantly redesigns due to new players, different prices and new technologies like 3D printing since the old solutions became too expensive or dispensable.... [-]

Belgium Leuven
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG

This degree is designed for engineering or STEM subject graduates. It is particularly suitable for those with a background in electronics, electrical engineering, control ... [+]

This degree is designed for engineering or STEM subject graduates. It is particularly suitable for those with a background in electronics, electrical engineering, control systems, or communications who want to play a role in the development of connected and autonomous vehicles, and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Network.

With the advent of smart, connected and autonomous vehicles on the horizon of technical advancements, the automotive industry is facing a developmental challenge. How do we develop a robust technical infrastructure to support the anticipated explosive growth in smart vehicular functions, communications systems and driverless cars? This demands a comprehensive understanding of the technology and a bottom-up approach ensuring robustness and dependability of Electronics, Communications (e.g. V-2-V, V-2-I) and Control Systems. Through this MSc, we aim to address the knowledge-gap in the areas of machine learning, automated control strategies, connectivity, and communication infrastructure, cybersecurity protocols, emerging automotive networks and robust automotive embedded systems within the context of smart, connected and autonomous vehicles.... [-]

United Kingdom Coventry
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG

Develop skills to design and evaluate the next generation of low environmental impact automotive products. ... [+]

This course is suited to those aspiring to become Research Managers, Operations Managers, Chief Engineers and Technology Leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. You will have the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance. WMG has an established legacy of leading automotive research in close collaboration with industry. Our experimental facilities enable academics and industry practitioners to work together to overcome the strategic challenges of battery design and integration, vehicle lightweighting, and digital validation.... [-]

United Kingdom Coventry
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam

he Urban, Port and Transport Economics programme focuses on how to optimise these key elements of modern society. Our lecturers are actively involved in the latest develo ... [+]

State of the art transport, logistics and modern cities are essential for a well-functioning economy. The Urban, Port and Transport Economics programme focuses on how to optimise these key elements of modern society. Our lecturers are actively involved in the latest developments in international economic research, consultancy and advice. Through interactive lectures, challenging assignments and lively debates they will show you how to apply the appropriate methods – both qualitative and quantitative – when dealing with a wide range of real-life issues. How do we find smart ways to deal with congestion and pollution? What role can city planning play in achieving productive cross fertilisation between all available sources of knowledge and enterprise? What is the future of ports in the logistics chain? The study of Urban, Port and Transport Economics teaches you to look at such important issues in a way that is both scientific and practicaI.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Technische Universität München Asia (TUM Asia)

Awarded by Technische Universität München (TUM), TUM Asia's Master of Science in Rail, Transport and Logistics seeks to develop engineers and leaders who are able to tack ... [+]

TUM Asia’s Master of Science in Rail, Transport & Logistics (MSc in RTL) will provide graduates with the necessary technical knowledge and skills to employ a diverse range of technologies that leverage on state-of-the-art computer communications technologies. One will learn to implement sophisticated and far-reaching solutions to transportation challenges that characterize modern economies. Three specialisations are available in the programme: Railway, Transport, or Logistics.

GERMAN DEGREE

Germany is known as the Land of Ideas and the term “German Engineering” is associated with quality, excellence and technical greatness. Combine that with the context of Asia – China and India already making up one-third of the world’s consumer population – and the widespread embrace of technology among Asian consumers, our degree programmes offer students a competitive edge in understanding market trends. ... [-]

Singapore
August 2019
Full-time
24 - 24 months
Campus