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Overview

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.

What makes this course different

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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.

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Develop skills

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

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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.

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.

MODULES

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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life (Engineering Management)

    To module assesss the role of the engineer / construction manager in industry and the community. It investigates advances in engineering / construction technology and analyse its effect on the production process. The module will involve studying current management skills and the appropriate numerical techniques, contract procedures and financial controls.

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    Soil Structure Engineering

    This Module introduces the application of geotechnical engineering design approaches and in particular the concepts of soil/structure interaction to the design, construction and maintenance of deep foundations, excavations and flexible earth retaining structures.

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    Environmental Sustainable Engineering & Logistics

    The module provides holistic approach to deliver sustainable construction project. The module focuses on sustainable development & sustainable construction. The module will enable students to explore and develop their understanding of the construction industry, and its environmental challenges and opportunities. They will learn about the industry’s output, scope and constraints. Integrated process of design, operation and management will be the core of this module. The module considers management of health and safety within the built environment including relevant regulations and management systems.

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    Highway and Railway Engineering

    To provide the student with the knowledge that will enable them to become competent in highway and railway engineering. Students gain the skills and appreciations of requirements, methods and techniques for designing and maintaining highway and railway pavement systems. The module will cover the impact of the roadway environment and the physical infrastructures assets like bridges, drains, etc.

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    Intelligent Transport Systems

    This module aims to provide an introduction to the key concepts of transportation policy, transportation modelling and safety, along with an understanding of the technological and legal aspects of transportation as well as an awareness of environmental issues. The objective is to provide the student with the knowledge that will enable them to become competent practitioners in transport systems and transport infrastructure areas.

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    Industrial Sandwich Placement

    The aim of this module is to enable students to undertake a placement in a relevant industrial environment to develop their technical and professional skills, within a real work environment to compliment their programme of study.

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. 

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.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Alex Apeagyei

Dr Apeagyei has extensive industrial, academic and research experience in Highway and Transportation Engineering, across three continents.

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Ali Abbas

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering and Programme Leader for MSc/PGDip Programmes in Civil and Structural Engineering

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Jawed Qureshi

Dr Jawed Qureshi is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering and Design.

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Arya Assadi Langroudi

Dr Arya Assadi Langroudi is Leader for the Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) programme, Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering and fellow of the Royal Society.

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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.