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Transport Planning Practice (part-time) MSc - Postgraduate Diploma

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  • Objectives
    It aims to give students from a variety of backgrounds, a firm grounding in the main principles, techniques, issues and practice of transport planning, thus equipping them for accelerated progression within the industry.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Academic entry requirements: * Candidates for the Masters programme should have a first or good second class honours degree in civil engineering, geography, mathematics, or another relevant numerate discipline. * Other graduates and holders of professional qualifications (e.g. MICE, MIHT, MCILT) with considerable experience in the transport field will also be considered. English language requirements: * Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their ability in the various skills of English is sufficient by including with their applications details of any recognised English language qualifications, and of experience in using English. * The most usual qualifications are TOEFL or the British Council IELTS test. IELTS: a minimum score of 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in any individual skill. TOEFL: Internet-based test - a total score of 94, with not less than 20 in listening, 23 in reading and speaking, and 24 in writing; Computer-based test - a score of 240 with a score of 4.0 on the essay rating; Paper-based test - a score of 580 with a score of 4.0 on the Test of Written English.
  • Academic Title
    Transport Planning Practice MSc / Postgraduate Diploma
  • Course description
    The programme is designed for people already employed in the transport sector.
    It uses the experience and opportunities provided by students’ employment in the transport sector to consolidate their understanding of the material covered in the programme.

    It enables students to specialise in selected aspects of the subject and so gain deeper knowledge and advanced skills which they can apply in practice.

    Part-time: 24-48 months (MSc) 12-36 months (PGDip)

    Institute for Transport Studies
    The Institute for Transport Studies is the largest single academic group involved in transport teaching and research in the UK. It acts as a focus for the transport research interests of a range of departments across the University. It is particularly linked with the School of Civil Engineering and the Leeds University Business School, with both of which it co-ordinates postgraduate programmes, and with the Schools of Computing, Geography, Psychology and Environment.

    A notable characteristic of the work of the Institute is the close and successful working arrangements achieved between a wide range of disciplines, including economics, civil engineering, urban geography, planning, psychology, mathematics, statistics, operational research and computer studies.

    The quality of research at the Institute has been recognised by the award of the highest grade (5*A) in the HEFCE's Research Assessment Exercise.

    What you study

    Compulsory modules provide a common core and introduce each student to the range of disciplines involved in the subject:

    Title - Credits

          Fundamentals of Transport Planning - 30
          Principles of Transport Modelling - 15
          Transport Data Collection and Analysis - 15

    Students also study 70 or 75 credits of optional modules and in doing so can either specialise or select widely from a range of topics which include:

    Title - Credits

          Safety of Transportation - 20
          Accessibility Planning - 10
          Developments in Transport Planning - 10
          Road Infrastructure Design - 15
          Marketing Transport Services - 15
          Modelling Traffic Pollution - 15
          Traffic Control Systems - 15
          Traffic Management - 15
          Economics of Transport Appraisal - 15
          Economics of Transport Regulatio - 15
          Freight Transport Planning and Management - 15
          Transport and the Environment - 15
          Public Transport Planning and Management - 15
          Monitoring Traffic Pollution - 15
          Network Analysis Models - 15
          Transport in Development - 15
          Transport Investment Appraisal - 15
          Stated Preference Analysis Methods - 10
          Essentials of Traffic Management - 10
          Traffic Microsimulation Models - 10
          Transport Market Analysis - 10
          Transport Engineering for Planners - 10
          Air Transport Systems - 10
          Project Finance - 10

    (Note: optional modules are offered subject to a minimum level of demand and not every combination of optional module may be possible)

    Masters students study 180 credits in total whereas Postgraduate Diploma students study 120 credits.

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