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2022/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

PGDip Transport Planning and Engineering

Programme code:PGD-TRN/PUCAS code:
Duration:9 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Yue Huang Contact

This programme is also available part-time over 18-36 months. (Programme Code PGD-TRN/E-PT).

For further information please email or telephone: (+44) (0) 113 343 5353.

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

Good honours degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline.

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

Institute for Transport Studies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Institute for Transport Studies Exam Boards

Programme specification:

The programme will:

To give students from a wide variety of backgrounds a firm grounding in the principles, techniques, issues and practice of transport planning and engineering.

By the end of the programme, students will also have acquired a wide range of generic research skills in experimental and analytical techniques, communication, team working and problem solving. Students will be well equipped for a professional career or research career in issues relating to transport planning and engineering in government, consultancy and research.

Distinctiveness of programme

This programme is designed to:
- give students from a wide variety of backgrounds a firm grounding in the principles, techniques, issues and practice of transport planning and engineering

- equip students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and propose solutions to promote effective solutions to engineering related transport problems which fit within the broader aims of transport and planning policy.

Graduates will be equipped with core technical knowledge in data collection, transport modelling, planning methods and engineering design. Further specialisation in engineering principles and traffic modelling will enable students to demonstrate a set of skills focussed on the engineering and modelling aspects of transport planning.

Students will be capable of developing a range of practical solutions, by applying engineering design techniques and modelling principles to a range of transport problems.

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

TRAN5015MShaping Future Transport Systems15 credits 
TRAN5020MPrinciples of Transport Modelling15 credits 
TRAN5032MTransport Data Collection and Analysis15 credits 
TRAN5072MPrinciples of Transport Engineering15 credits 
TRAN5912MTransport Integrated Project15 credits 

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 45 credits from the following optional modules:

TRAN5181MPublic Transport Planning and Management15 credits 
TRAN5191MSystem Dynamics: Modelling Policy15 credits 
TRAN5210MTraffic Management15 credits 
TRAN5241MRoad Geometry and Infrastructure15 credits 
TRAN5291MTraffic Network Modelling15 credits 
TRAN5550MRailway Signalling and Control15 credits 
TRAN5762MRoad Safety Management15 credits 
TRAN5946MDeterioration and Maintenance of Pavements15 credits 

Elective modules:

Exceptionally, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: all modules are offered subject to a minimum level of demand and thus not all modules (particularly optional modules) may run in any given year. Please contact ITS for further details.

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:17:26


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