Transport Planning and Management PG Dip
Designed for graduates and professionals, this course updates your skills and improves your career prospects. If you are a newly qualified graduate, you are likely to have a degree in one or more of the following planning urban studies geography business studies civil engineering surveying. The course also meets the needs of practising professionals with an interest in present government initiatives. These could be sustainable transport, co-ordination of local travel plans or rural and urban transport issues. It offers a thorough understanding of the main viewpoints of present-day transport policy the role of transport in society the social, economic and environmental dimensions of transport planning and management You apply the principles of strategic management, transport law and human resource management to these areas of professional practice. The course covers government initiatives such as regional transport strategies, local transport plans and workplace travel plans. For more information and a brochure, please ring us on 0114 225 4267 or e-mail sed@shu.ac.uk Associated careers The transport profession is changing rapidly and creating a demand for transport professionals who can develop and manage systems that balance environmental, social and economic factors in a complex legal framework. Local authorities and consultancies employ most transport planners. Local authority planning departments produce transport plans that are acceptable to local people and developers and conform to local and national guidelines. They assess the impact of other developments such as housing projects on transport. They are also involved in providing other services, such as bus services or cycle routes, and consultation with transport providers. Consultancies provide travel plans for a wide range of clients, from schools and hospitals to developers and industrial firms. They use simulation models to predict the effects of different schemes. Some areas of their work can be more technical than that of local authority departments. Assessment Some examinations but mainly project work. Thesis for MA. Professional recognition Fully accredited by the Institute of Logistics and Transport. Successful completion will provide full exemption from the Institute’s examinations. Course content Level one modules economy society and politics transport policy and practice managing change research and analysis Level two modules strategic land use and transport planning financial policy and management consultancy project trasnport appraisal Level three modules applied research methods dissertation Entry requirements A good first degree in a relevant area of study such as geography, urban studies, business studies, town planning or engineering, or equivalent professional qualification and/or experience.
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