The evolving transport sector presents exciting career opportunities for future engineers. Our MSc will allow you to learn more about how technology is shaping the way we move people and goods in society and apply principles of engineering, design, sustainability and human factors to transport systems.
You will be taught across different disciplines that underpin modern transport systems thinking and will have the opportunity to apply knowledge to real-world problems and hear directly from industry via talks and visits.
The course will be seeking accreditation from the CILT or CIHT.
What you’ll study
You will be working in groups during lab exercises for some of the modules and also work on individual projects, especially during the individual industrial or engineering research project. You will have the possibility to work on (live) projects during all modules as part of training and formative assessment. Below is an overview of the areas you will cover.
- Existing concepts and emerging technologies and proposals across the transport infrastructure, analysing barriers to uptake across different factors including cost, human factors, regulatory and policy.
- The importance of the user within transport, their interaction and experience across different transport systems.
- Transport modelling simulations and analysis.
- Control systems and their effectiveness on transport systems.
- Design to Market: ethical concerns, regulatory factors, lifecycle management, end of life destinations.
- Energy Solutions and Management: electricity generation, distribution, use, storage and consumption
- Capstone Individual project conducted with an industry or research partner.
How you’re taught
This programme is delivered by a combination of:
- Seminars and Tutorials
- Project Work
- Case studies
- Oral presentations
- Laboratory assessments and reports
- Industry Visit / lectures
You will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and exams.
Careers and employability
Mentoring and support
All students will be allocated a personal tutor throughout their course of study in order to provide pastoral support. Each module will provide students with the opportunity to engage with specialist lecturers via seminars and project work, allowing them to explore knowledge they are applying to assignments and topical discussion points.
All staff members teaching on the programme are members of professional institutions and most are active researchers, with many undertaking industrial consultancy.
There will be opportunities within the Department and across the University to engage in projects / opportunities that will bring you into direct contact with industry partners. Some of these will be part of your course content, while students are encouraged to engage with external activities.
Students may also wish to study further at doctoral level in the area.
NTU is one of the most employment-focused universities. Increasingly, employers want to recruit graduates who have real-world work experience. That’s why all of our courses, across every subject area, offer you a work experience opportunity. Our experts help build and support your future with a range of career programmes and events.
This course offers you the opportunity to take a one-year (sandwich) placement. With a placement, the course will be a total of two years full-time study.
The school of Science and Technology will work closely with you to help you find a placement and strengthen your CV and interview techniques. During the placement year, an academic member of staff will visit to check on your progress and offer any advice. On completion of the placement year students will submit a placement report and continue back at NTU for three months during which time they will complete their research project.
To us, research is about more than writing papers and proposing new ideas. By daring to think differently, we’re disrupting the research landscape and finding the answers to the questions that really matter. From conservation management to sustainable farming, we’re inspiring the brightest minds to rise up and find solutions to some of the most significant global challenges facing society.
You’ll also have the opportunity to turn your ideas into a viable business with help from NTU Enterprise, NTU’s purpose-built Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, a support centre to help students create, develop and grow their own businesses.