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MSc Intelligent Transport Planning and Engineering

Course Overview

Start date

September 2021

Subject area

Built Environment and Construction

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

* This programme is subject to validation.

The programme is designed to meet the increasing demand for transport professionals with advanced skills in sustainable, integrated and intelligent transportation systems. The programme will provide you with the fundamental and advanced engineering knowledge that a modern transportation engineer needs for planning and managing the complex multi-modal transport system.
The programme is aimed at both the home and overseas market and, in particular, professionals working in the highways, railway, aviation and the wider transportation infrastructure and systems sector or for students who would wish to work in these sectors. The programme is offering not only a natural progression route for engineering graduates who want to enhance their qualifications at the master’s level, but is also be suitable for professional town planners and/ or geography students.
Our Docklands campus is geographically unique and very inspirational for offering this programme. The core elements, i.e. various transportation modes are all located within very close proximity of the actual delivery of the programme, giving a very unique and bespoke learning and teaching experience to students. We have DLR (railway), City airport (runway), road network (including A13) and the Royal Docks/ Asian Business Port (maritime), all within few minutes of the Docklands campus and working in close partnership with us, offering all our students a unique opportunity to succeed as an industry ready professional.

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Enhanced Careers

The programme is designed to address the current and future needs of employers and to enhance your lifelong career prospects as railway engineers.

Develop Skills

The programme is designed to meet the increasing demand for transport professionals with advanced skills in sustainable, integrated and intelligent transportation systems. 

Engineering knowledge

The programme will provide fundamental and advanced engineering knowledge that a modern transportation engineer needs for planning and managing the complex multi-modal transport system.

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Entry requirements

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Degree
Minimum 2:2 BEng Honours or 2:1 BSc Honours in Engineering.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more.

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

Fees and funding

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,280 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn £200,000 more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree*?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier.

*Sutton Trust Report 2013

Alumni Discount - 15 per cent

Early Payment Discount - 5 per cent

Part-time Postgraduate Fee-waiver - up to £500

Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

What you'll learn

The course consists of a number of self-contained, taught modules, organised around the various areas of civil engineering. The range of subjects covered includes Mental Wealth: Professional Life, Intelligent Transport Systems, Soil Structure Engineering, and Highway and Railway Engineering.
The programme will enable learners to gain a depth of advanced knowledge, new insights, critical awareness and comprehensive understanding of the most up to date practices and theories in transport planning and engineering. Furthermore, the programme will develop learners’ techniques for analysing and solving complex problems including those that may arise in various case studies
and/ or real-life traffic, highway, locomotive, maritime and aerospace engineering projects.
The programme is designed to provide learners with a stimulating learning environment for understanding the role of the engineer as an important professional in society by enhancing their skillset to deal with complex and multidisciplinary issues in transport planning, smart mobility and related engineering, both systematically and creatively. The programme will advance learners' industry readiness through engagement with industry experts and real work experience (for MSc Intelligent Transport Planning route), within the core elements of learning and assessment.

What you'll study and when

For those not on a student visa, it is possible to move from full-time to part-time study and vice-versa to accommodate any external factors such as financial constraints or domestic commitments. Many of our students make use of this flexibility and this may impact on the overall duration of their study period. The duration of this course is one calendar year full-time if enrolment is in September, and two calendar years part-time. For January enrolment, the duration becomes 15 months full time, and 27 months part-time. The course with industrial placement is offered in full-time mode only. The duration of this course is two academic years (including the industrial placement element).

  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life 
  • Applied Research and Engineering Practice I 
  • Highway and Railway Engineering 
  • Intelligent Transport Systems 
  • Environmental Sustainable Engineering 
  • Soil-Structure Engineering 
  • Industrial Placement

This course is also available as a two year master's with an industrial placement year. The industrial placement is designed to address the demands of the profession and give students a competitive edge when it comes to their career. The industrial placement component is for a duration of an academic year.

How you'll be assessed

All modules include coursework, for which you will have opportunities to apply your knowledge to engineering projects based on real-life scenarios. This coursework will include analysis and design projects, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a research dissertation project. You will also attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and you will work both individually and in groups.

Knowledge is assessed by coursework, examinations, and research dissertation. Thinking skills are assessed by solutions to practical problems, evaluation of literature and evaluation of experimental data. Practical skills and life skills are assessed by use of design aids; use of computer aided design packages; laboratory experiments; preparation of research dissertation; and seminars.

How you'll learn

The programme will provide learners with a stimulating learning environment for understanding the role of the engineer as an important professional in society. You will be taught using inclusive learning techniques including through lectures, tutorial, seminars, lab practicals, guest lectures, visits and virtual learning systems. To support the hands-on nature of this course, we have an impressive range of facilities. Our modern, well-equipped laboratories are open to students all day and include dedicated structures, soil mechanics, hydraulics, highways and surveying labs. We also have superb computer facilities and the very latest design and planning software.

Expert feedback and support are always on offer from our dedicated team of academics, all experts in their particular fields. The team members that will be involved in the delivery of the modules are all experts in their fields and include: Dr Alex Apeagyei (Highways and Transportation), Dr Sohrab Donyavi (Senior Lecturer in Construction Management), Dr Jaswinder Lota, Ali Abbas (Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering), Jawed Qureshi (Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering and Design) and Arya Langroudi (Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering).

The programme leader for this programme will be Dr Alex Apeagyei. Apart from the existing in-house academic base, students on this programme will be taught by practitioners and guest speakers from major industries like Atkins, Costain Skanska, Laing O’Rourke and the HS2 project, to name a few. 

Your future career

Mental Wealth/Professional Life skills are embedded in the programme to ensure that graduates are well prepared for existing industries as well as being ready for the Industrial Revolution 4.0 world of tomorrow. The programme is aimed at both the home and overseas market and, in particular, students working in the highways, railway, aviation and the wider transportation infrastructure and systems sector or students who would wish to work in these sectors. There are 32 London boroughs, the nearby District and County Councils and Transport for London and Consulting Engineers who all have highway and transportation responsibilities. In addition, there are Consulting Engineers who have sections dealing with Highway Design and Transportation so we are not short of market nearby. There is an acknowledged shortage of skilled civil engineers with the right qualifications and experience. We have designed this course to take advantage of this demand and give you a competitive edge when it comes to your career.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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