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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Mathematical Modelling for Transport

Programme code:MSC-TRN/MMTFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Richard Connors Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Applicants should normally have or expect a first or upper second class honours
degree, or equivalent, in mathematics, statistics, or a science/engineering degree
with substantial quantitative/mathematical content.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Institute for Transport Studies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

ITS Examination Board

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

A good understanding of the main body of knowledge for the programme of study including some advanced topics
A very good level of skill in calculation and manipulation of the material within this body of knowledge, and be capable
of solving complex problems formulated within it
Application of a range of concepts and principles in loosely defined contexts, showing good judgment in the selection
and application of tools and techniques
A high level of capability in developing and evaluating logical arguments
Familiarity with the notion of mathematical modelling, and ability to abstract the essentials of problems, formulating
them mathematically, obtaining solutions by appropriate methods and interpreting these solutions
Confident communication of arguments and effective and accurate conveyance of conclusions
Effective and appropriate use of computer software/technology
The ability to work competently and independently, to be aware of own strengths and to understand when help is
Competence in planning and developing an advanced project/investigation/research themed in the mathematical
modelling/analysis of transport.

Programme specification:

From other programmes in ITS, due to the clear focus on the mathematics that underpins
transport modelling. Core content spans the entire remit of modelling from mathematical
equations, through models in hand-written code, through to real world applications.

-From existing MSc programmes offered in FoE and FoMaPS that do not overlap with the technical
content nor the application area of this proposed programme.

- From transport MSc programmes in the UK, EU and worldwide due to the focus on mathematical
modelling and computation (rather than engineering).

Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

TRAN5015MShaping Future Transport Systems15 creditsSemester 1
TRAN5300MConcepts and Mathematics for Modelling Transport Systems30 creditsSemester 1
TRAN5340MTransport Data Science15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5350MTransport Modelling In Practice15 creditsSemester 1
TRAN5911MTransport Dissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
TRAN5912MTransport Integrated Project15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules in consultation with staff.

TRAN5191MSystem Dynamics: Modelling Policy15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5232MGlobal Transferability of Policies, Models and Methods15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5282MChoice Modelling and Stated Preference Survey Design15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5691MTransport and Urban Pollution15 creditsSemester 2

Students may study one elective module in place of one optional module, subject to a number of criteria including the prior approval of the Programme Leader/Manager

Last updated: 25/08/2017


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