Transport with Sustainable Development MSc


The intercollegiate Transport with Sustainable Development MSc, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the civil engineering departments of the two universities. Students benefit from the multi-disciplinary transport expertise of the two departments and their 45 years' experience as leaders in this field.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Part-time 2 years (2 days a week) or 3 years (1 day a week)

Tuition fees


Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

Students gain the skills necessary to incorporate the concepts of sustainable development in all stages of an engineering project's development, together with a systematic understanding of the causes, motivations and means of personal travel and goods movement, and techniques for analysing transport problems and evaluating projects, plans and policies.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The Centre for Transport Studies is an energetic and exciting environment. Students benefit from engaging with the teaching staff who are actively involved in internationally leading research, and advising local, national and international transport agencies.

Both colleges are located in the centre of one of the world's most exciting cities, near to relevant professional institutions and transport agencies. London provides a living laboratory in which students can observe many of the problems that they are studying, analyse the success or failure of current approaches to design, and operate and manage them.


Students undertake modules to the value of 90 ECTS Credits.

Core Modules

  • Transport and its Context
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Transport Economics
  • Transport Demand and its Modelling
  • The Concept of Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development and Engineering Innovation
  • Applying the Principles of Sustainable Development

Options

  • Options may include the following:
  • Highway Engineering
  • Road Traffic Theory and its Application
  • Public Transport
  • Transport Safety and Risk Management
  • Quantitative Techniques for Transport Engineering and Planning
  • Advanced Transport Modelling
  • Understanding and Modelling Travel Behaviour
  • Transport and the Environment
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Design of Accessible Transport Systems
  • Freight Transport
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Ports and Maritime Transport
  • Urban Street Planning and Design
  • Roads and Underground Infrastructure: Design, Construction and Maintenance

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a special project of 12,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer-based work and coursework. Assessment is through unseen written examinations, coursework, an individual literature review, presentations and the dissertation focussing on the final project.

Further details available on subject website:


Funding

This programme offers a number of bursaries, including awards from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and the Brian Large Fund.

For further information please visit: www3.imperial.ac.uk/cts/teaching.

Scholarships available for this department

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme   (CSSS)

This scholarship is to assist prospective Master's students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. Students must not have previously studied for one year or more in a developed country and must hold the equivalent of a UK first- or upper second-class undergraduate degree. Students must have applied to study one of the 10 eligible Master's programmes. Students must return to their home country on completion of their degree.

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

For prospective Master's students from the Nigerian Delta States. Students must be applying for the Chemical Process Engineering MSc, the Civil Engineering MSc or the Mechanical Engineering MSc, and must not have aleady had the chance of studying in the UK or another developed country. Students must not be current or former employees of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Ltd, or be a the relative of a current employee, and must intend to return to Nigeria after completion of the degree. These awards are based on intellectual ability and leadership potential.

R.C. Vaughan Bursary

Founded in 1976 by Dr K.K. Gupta as a memorial to Mr R.C. Vaughan who was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1940 to 1952

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A level Mathematics is also required.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Set by Imperial College London, please refer to www3.imperial.ac.uk/registry/admissions/pgenglish

How to apply

Applications for this Master's programme must be submitted to Imperial College London. In order to apply please visit the following site and use the appropriate links: www3.imperial.ac.uk/cts/teaching

Who can apply?

The Transport with Sustainable Development pathway is suitable for students who wish to direct their career towards issues of transport development and redevelopment, especially in the provision of infrastructure, and its renovation and renewal.


Career

Transport graduates find employment with transport operators, consultancies, local and central governments in various countries, and in supranational organisations. Many graduates are employed by companies involved in the manufacture of instrumentation, and in companies specialising in software and other services for the engineering industry.

Employability

Successful completion of this MSc meets the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. The programme is also accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers as meeting the regulations of the Engineering Council's scheme for enabling graduates without an accredited Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering to be considered for corporate membership and registration.


Next steps

Contact

Miss Shani Crawford

T: +44 (0)20 3108 4046

W: Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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