Transport Management Degrees

More than just an interest in automotive transport, a transport management course sharpens your understanding of business and logistics, allowing your interest to grow into a career.

About Transport Management

A transport management degree is typically a three year (full-time) undergraduate degree which examines the operational, economic, environmental, and societal issues as they relate to the distribution and transport sectors. You will be given the chance to enhance your management, academic and professional skill set so that you are well equipped to enter the numerous sectors of the transport industry.

Generally comprised of a smaller number of students than many other undergraduate degrees, a transport management course can also be studied across four years if you choose to take an optional one year placement. Often, a student will work in the logistics department of a major international company, gaining real world insights and experience.

Topics Covered

The exact topics covered in a course will be dependent on the specific program offered by a particular university. But you can expect the course to be centred around the acquisition of four key management skills:

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resources

Modules that are usually included on the course are:

  • Data Analysis
  • Economics
  • Operations Research
  • Information Management
  • Computing

Meanwhile, modules that are typically covered on a transport management course include the following:

  • Transport Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Principles of Economics
  • Project Management
  • Database Management
  • Business Skills

There will also be a final year project, while an optional placement year maybe included.

Entry Requirements

Typically, a university will be looking for A Levels of BBB-BBC or higher in a science or numerate-related subject. Strong A Levels in Economics, General Studies or Business will also be considered.

If you are taking a BTEC, you would need to achieve a DDD in a relevant diploma. Universities also look for GCSE's in Maths and English that are at least Grade C level.

Career Prospects

A transport and management degree equips you with a number of practical and transferable skills - such as communication and teamwork - which will help you successfully pursue your chosen career.

Common careers in transport sectors include:

  • Transport Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Train Operator
  • Logistical Analyst
  • Management Trainee
  • Supply Chain Graduate

Not all graduates enter careers in transport areas, however, and your transferable skills mean you certainly don’t have to pigeon-hole yourself. Moreover, some students move onto a postgraduate course upon graduating.