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Transport Systems MSc

  • Level(s) of Study: Postgraduate taught / Professional
  • Start Date(s): September 2021 / January 2022
  • Duration: One year full-time or two years full-time with a placement
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich / January start (Postgraduate)
  • Campus: Clifton Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

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.

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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.
  • Fundamentals of Transport Systems
  • Transport Systems and Control
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Design to Market
  • Sustainable Energy Management
  • Research Methods
  • Capstone Individual project conducted with an industry or research partner

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have. Find out more about the ULP.

How you’re taught

This programme is delivered by a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Seminars and Tutorials
  • Project Work
  • Case studies
  • Oral presentations
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory assessments and reports
  • Industry Visit / lectures

You will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and exams.

Contact hours

Lectures / seminars / workshops (26%) and independent study (74%)

Staff Profiles

Evtim Peytchev

Associate Professor

School of Science & Technology

Evtim Peytchev

Dr Vahid Vahidinasab

Senior Lecturer

School of Science and Technology Department of Engineering

How you’re assessed

Coursework (69%), written (18%) and practical (13%)

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.

Your future

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.

Placement

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.

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NTU Enterprise

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.

Campus and facilities

You will have access to a range of first-class facilities and equipment at the School of Science and Technology.  You will also have access to specialist facilities in our engineering building:

  • Vehicles Laboratory
  • Human Factors Laboratory
  • Smart Wireless Innovation Facility

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A UK honours degree (minimum 2:1) or equivalent in an Engineering degree or a related BEng / BSc discipline such as Engineering, Geography, Mathematics or Computer Science or another relevant subject.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered

NTU may admit a student with advanced standing beyond the beginning of a course, through an assessment of that student's prior learning, whether it is certificated or uncertificated. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available to these prospective students, such as recognising experiential learning or transferring to a similar course at another institution, otherwise known as credit transfer.

All prospective students who wish to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning should initially contact the central Admissions and Enquiries Team who will be able to support you through the process.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please contact us at Ask NTU or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

What are we looking for?

  • A UK honours degree (minimum 2:1) or equivalent in an Engineering degree or a related BEng / BSc discipline such as, Engineering, Geography, Mathematics or Computer Science or another relevant subject.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered.

NTU may admit a student with advanced standing beyond the beginning of a course, through an assessment of that student's prior learning, whether it is certificated or uncertificated. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available to these prospective students, such as recognising experiential learning or transferring to a similar course at another institution, otherwise known as credit transfer.

All prospective students who wish to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning should initially contact the central Admissions and Enquiries Team who will be able to support you through the process.

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

English language entry requirements

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study.   We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please contact us at Ask NTU or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

Fees and funding

Course fees for September 2021 and January 2022 entry are:

Study routeUKInternational / EU
Full-time£8,500£15,500
Full-time with placement year£8,500 + £1,385£15,500 + £1,385

Funding your studies

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and living costs page and our funding page will answer all your questions.

Scholarships

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Alumni discount

We’re happy to be able to offer a 20% alumni discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU alumni. This discount is currently available for those starting an eligible postgraduate taught, postgraduate research or professional course.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on: +44 (0)115 848 2494. For scholarship help please contact us on: +44 (0)115 848 4460.

Course fees for September 2021 and January 2022* entry are:

Study routeUKInternational / EU
Full-time£8,500£15,500
Full-time with placement year£8,500 + £1,385£15,500 + £1,385

* For January study please check your student visa regulations as this is a 15 month course.

For a list of international fees for all courses and study routes in the School of Science and Technology please visit our postgraduate fees and funding page.

When and how to pay your fees

For advice and guidance on making secure international payments to the University please visit our international fees page.

Scholarships and other funding

If you’re an international or EU student holding an offer to study with us, you can apply for one of our international scholarships. Please visit our international scholarships page for details. You’ll also find information about EU tuition fee loans and external scholarships to study in the UK on these pages.

Advice and guidance

If you have any questions about international fees, scholarships and other funding please contact the International Development Office at international@ntu.ac.uk or + 44 (0) 115 848 8175.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates' guide. Here you'll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please contact us at Ask NTU our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Apply directly to the University online using the NTU Applicant Portal.

Apply for your as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies.  If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

  • For a step by step guide on making an application to the University please visit our how to apply page.
  • For advice on applying for a visa please visit our visa information page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study.   We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

  • For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.
  • If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

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