Master of Science (Transportation Planning)


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 understanding of the link between transport services, land use and economic development, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning is offering a M.Sc. course in Transport Planning tailored to the needs of developing nations.

Programme Educational Objectives



PEO1 To provide an understanding of the complex theories and principles of transportation planning as well as the scope and role of transportation planning in the management of growth and change.
PEO2 To apply a range of analytical skills and techniques to address a range of complex transportation problems.
PEO3 To apply the knowledge, skills and understanding to the achievement of feasible solutions to transportation planning problems.
PEO4 To work in multi-discipline team and contribute to the society.
PE05 To comply with ethics, professional and community standards, and involve in life-long learning

Programme Learning Outcomes
PO1 Understand transportation theories strategies and issues for planning efficient transportation systems
PO2 Apply advanced planning tools and analytical techniques in solving complex transportation problems
PO3 Demonstrate the capability to collaborate effectively and productively in a group to achieve common goals
PO4 Apply high ethical standards in professional practice and social interactions
PO5 Communicate, orally or in writing, appropriate technical and management information in appropriate form. Also able to function effectively and productively as a leader and team member.
PO6 Apply sound research design to collect and analyse data in proposing optimal solutions to transportation problems
PO7 Perpetually seek and acquire contemporary knowledge in transportation planning
PO8 Assess and interpret transportation policies, rules and business constraints in order to provide efficient transportation services while using optimum resources.

Mode and Duration of Study

Mode of Study : Full-time
Minimum Duration : 1 1/2 years
Maximum Duration : 3 years

Classification of Courses
Classification Credits Percentage
1. Programme Core 18
2. Programme Electives 10
3. Research Project 6
4. Compulsory University Course (including Research Methodology) 6
Total  40 100

Award Requirements

For the award of Master of Science (Transportation Planning), the students should achieve a total minimum of 40 credit hours with minimum CGPA of 3.00, including the completion of Research Project.

List of Course (Sem 2, 2020/2021)