This MSc provides you with new transferable skills (including big data management and system integration skills) required for the 21st-century urban railways
Many of the modules and the dissertation are based on real-world problems, with much interaction with London-based practitioners. The programme improves your employability in the rail industry, while providing essential skills to those envisaging careers in general transport areas.
To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.
The programme consists of 180 credits in total, made up of eight taught modules worth 15 credits each, and a major research project worth 60 credits. A postgraduate diploma (120 credits) or a postgraduate certificate (60 credits) is also offered if the research project is omitted.
- Railway Policy, Management and Engineering (15 credits)
- Engineering Study of Rail Systems and Infrastructure (CEGE0060) (15 credits)
- Urban Railway System Integration (CEGE0107) (15 credits)
- Urban Railways in Global Contexts (CEGE0104) (15 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
- Optional modules
Students choose either 30 or 45 credits of optional modules.
- Elective modules
The sum of the credits from Compulsory, Optional and Elective modules has to be 180. Students will take elective modules to make up the difference between the sum of their Compulsory and Optional module credits and 180.
- Transport Engineering & Operations (15 credits)
- Transport Policy (15 credits)
- Public Transport (15 credits)
- Roads and Underground Infrastructure: Design, Construction and Maintenance (CEGE0030) (15 credits)
- Geospatial Programming (CEGE0096) (15 credits)
- Spatial Data Capture, Storage & Analysis (BENVGSC4) (30 credits)
- Transport Planning and the City (BENVGTP1) (15 credits)
- Financial Aspects of Project Engineering and Contracting (CEGE0016) (15 credits)
- Elective module(s) of the UCL School of Management
The following pathways demonstrate possible choices of Optional modules.
- General pathway
- Analytics-focused pathway
- Management pathway