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Transport Studies

The programme offers degrees specialising in transport studies, with a specific focus on the planning and management or urban passenger transport systems. The primary aim is to produce graduates from a range of undergraduate disciplines with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage effectively with the challenge of creating affordable, efficient, sustainable, safe, equitable and environmentally sound urban transport systems, and to contribute to the implementation of new and demanding policy directives. Curriculum content is cross-disciplinary in orientation and exposes students to a broad range of the analytical, evaluative, planning and management issues they are likely to encounter in the field.

Associate Professor and Convener: R Behrens, BA MCRPPhD Cape Town TRP (SA) MSAPI


Master of Transport Studies [EM029CIV06]​

Core Courses

Number Course Credits
CIV5135W Research Project 1: Transport planning and engineering methods 25
CIV5073W Research Project 2: Transport policy and planning case study 25
CIV5035Z Management of Transport Supply and Demand 20
CIV5038Z Integrated Land Use-Transport Planning 20
CIV5132Z Transport Demand Analysis and Project Assessment 20
  Approved elective course 75
  Total credits 180


Master of Engineering specialising in Transport Studies [EM017CIV06]​

Core Courses

Number Course Credits
CIV5017Z Minor Dissertation 60
CIV5132Z Transport Demand Analysis & Project Assessment 20
CIV5133Z Transport Modelling 20
CIV5071Z Public Transport System Design & Operations Management 20
  Approved elective course 60
  Total credits 180


Master of Philosphy specialising in Transport Studies [EM026CIV06]

Core Courses

Number Course Credits
CIV5037Z Minor Dissertation 60
CIV5035Z Management of Transport Supply and Demand 20
CIV5038Z Integrated Land Use-Transport Planning 20
CIV5132Z Transport Demand Analysis & Project Assessment 20

Elective Courses (minimum of 60 credits)​

Number Course Credits
CIV5036Z Local Area Transport Planning Management & Design 20
CIV5039Z Non-motorised Transportation 20
CIV5133Z Transport Modelling 20
END5070Z Public Transport Policy and Regulation 20
END5071Z Public Transport System Design and Operations Management 20
  Total credits 180


Subject to approval by the Programme Convener, candidates for the MEng in Transport Studies are required to select an appropriate engineering-focused course or courses totaling a minimum of 60 credits as their elective. Candidates may nominate other courses offered at this or any other university for consideration in this.