Master of Science (Transport Planning)

INTRODUCTION

Proper movement of goods and people are essential to the country’s development. For a developing country, the need for high quality transport and infrastructure facilities is vital to cater for both urban and rural development. The right policy and workable planning and engineering inputs are therefore very pertinent to the developing countries. To enhance professional under-standing of the link between transport services, land use and economic development, this MSc course in Transport Planning is tailored to the needs of developing nations. The course is recognised by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation (CILT) and The Chartered Institute of Transport (United Kingdom).

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

The course analyses the transport situation and the related policies and strategies in cities of both developed and developing countries. It examines current urban transport problems, the needs for movement and access, the existing systems of transport and the experiences of the public and private sectors in providing transport facilities. Both traffic management and road design requirements for the developing countries are emphasised.

LIST OF COURSES BY SEMESTER

Semester 1

  • Transport Law
  • Planning Analytical Methods
  • Logistics and Freight Transportation
  • Public Transport Systems and Operations
  • University Course

Semester 2

  • Transport Economics
  • Transport, Society and the Environment/Transport Geography
  • Case Studies in Public Transportation/ Case Studies in Freight Transportation
  • Research Methodology

Semester 3

  • Sustainable Land Use Planning/Urban Governance and Management/Spatial Planning Tools (GIS)
  • Transport Risks, Safety and Security
  • Research Project

CONTACT PERSON

Dr. Muhammad Zaly Shah Muhammad Hussein
Tel: +607 5537452
Fax: +607 5566155
Email: b-zaly@utm.my