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What is... Transport and Mobility?
The Master of Science in Transport and Mobility is a multi-disciplinary programme delivered by a team drawn from a range of professional backgrounds across the College of Engineering and Built Environment at TU Dublin. The programme is designed to be highly engaged, both with industry and civic society, encouraging current best practice and reflectiveness, and to facilitate new research and innovation in the field of transport planning.

At the core of the programme is the principle of sustainability and how integrated transport and mobility networks can be designed for the wider benefit of society, economy and environment. The programme provides learners with both a theoretical and practical framework but also a basis to develop knowledge and to critically reflect on current transport and mobility environments.

The aims and objectives of the programme include examining the context of enhancing mobility for resilient urban and rural environments and fostering equity and well-being for all. This in turn encapsulates the idea of planning and design for healthy communities and living streets.

The programme is intended for those who wish to engage in the planning, design, regulation and operation of sustainable transport and mobiltiy networks. While many participants will already be practitioners and/or stakeholders in transport planning, it is a programme aim to bring a more diverse and wider range of skills into the transport planning profession in Ireland and internationally. Therefore it is envisaged that a wide range of backgrounds will be potentiall suitable in terms of the appropriate degree and relevant experience.

Course Content
The requirements of the MSc in Transport and Mobility are that each student must achieve a minimum number of 90 ECTS credits in order to successfully complete the course. A total of 30 credits are assigned to the research and dissemination project. The remaining 60 credits are divided between two academic years and comprise of core and elective modules. Core taught subjects include the following:

Introduction to Sustainable Transport and Mobility
Spatial Planning and Sustainable Communities
Local Governance, Development & Innovation
Traffic Management and Road Safety
Transport Economics and Operations
Behavioural Change and Active Travel
Principles of Public Transport Systems
Transport Modelling and Simulation
Geographical Information Management II
Summer School in Sustainable Transport & Mobility

Participation in a summer school involves students collectively in a practical group project. As part of the summer school students are required to engage with an industry or community partner in a Problem-based Learning (PBL) and Students Learning with Communities (SLwC) setting. The Summer School is normally delivered over a number of days with all or part of it located within the partner organisation's premises.

The elective aspect of the programme allows students to either participate in an international field trip (5 credits), undertake a Work-based Project (5 credits) or choose from a specified selection of modules (5 credits each) selected to reflect the programme philosophy and learning outcomes.

The International Field Trip is an elective module and may be delivered in conjunction with other masters programmes within the respective Schools.

Work-based Project, also an elective module, is a period of planned work experience that is completed within an organisation in the transport sector or transport related work experience in another sector.

In year two students are required to prepare a major research and dissemination project on a specialist topic within or closely related to transport planning.

A copy of the current Student Hanbook is available for download.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
Entrance to the course is contingent on:

1. An appropriate honours (minimum 2.2 grade) degree;
2. An ability to demonstrate current professional practice OR a minimum of three years experience in transport planning or a related discipline will be considered an advantage.

Offers of places on the programme can be made to applicants who successfully demonstrate the above criteria via the production of:
academic transcripts
a professional curriculum vitae
appropriate references
a brief covering letter

The brief (one-page) covering letter will be required to outline principal areas of professional expertise and experience. This may also include a short statement of motivation to undertake the programme. Two references are required, ideally in support of professional, academic and / or personal ability.

Duration

2 years part-time.

Method of Delivery: Classroom.

Schedule: Timetables may vary but teaching is likely to be concentrated in afternoon and early-evening blocks from Wednesday to Fridays to facilitate those in full- or part-time employment.

Further enquiries

Contact Us
Dr. Lorraine D'Arcy, Programme Co-Chairperson
T: 01 402 3817

Contact Us
David O'Connor, Programme Co-Chairperson
01 402 3803

Subjects taught

Course Overview

The programme exposes students to both traditional and emerging toolkits. The transport planner requires familiarity and competence in a range of skillsets, including but not exclusive to: transport assessment, mobility management planning, data analytics, modelling and behavioural analysis.

Where practical, the programme will facilitate site visits to transport planning organisations, both in a policy and operational setting. Guest lectures will be invited regularly to speak with the student group on relevant and current topics.

An international field-trip is available to students which allows comparative analysis and immediate exposure to contemporary practice in a contrasting environment.

Research and innovation in transport and mobility is encouraged throughout the programme, in coursework and in engagement with civic society and industry. Students are comprehensively introduced to research techniques and are required to complete a large-scale research project into a specialised topic.

The requirements of the MSc in Transport and Mobility are that each student must achieve a minimum number of 90 ECTS credits in order to successfully complete the course. A total of 30 credits are assigned to the research and dissemination project. The remaining 60 credits are divided between two academic years and comprise of core and elective modules. Core taught subjects include the following:

Introduction to Sustainable Transport and Mobility

Spatial Planning and Sustainable Communities

Local Governance, Development & Innovation

Traffic Management and Road Safety

Transport Economics and Operations

Behavioural Change and Active Travel

Principles of Public Transport Systems

Transport Modelling and Simulation

Geographical Information Management II

Summer School in Sustainable Transport & Mobility

Participation in a summer school involves students collectively in a practical group project. As part of the summer school students are required to engage with an industry or community partner in a Problem-based Learning (PBL) and Students Learning with Communities (SLwC) setting. The Summer School is normally delivered over a number of days with all or part of it located within the partner organisation's premises.

The elective aspect of the programme allows students to either participate in an international field trip (5 credits), undertake a Work-based Project (5 credits) or choose from a specified selection of modules (5 credits each) selected to reflect the programme philosophy and learning outcomes.

The International Field Trip is an elective module and may be delivered in conjunction with other masters programmes within the respective Schools.

Work-based Project, also an elective module, is a period of planned work experience that is completed within an organisation in the transport sector or transport related work experience in another sector.

In year two students are required to prepare a major research and dissemination project on a specialist topic within or closely related to transport planning.

Comment

Location: City Centre Bolton Street.

Assessment method

Assessment

Assessment is by examination and coursework, however a large portion of the programme is assessed by practical project-work, undertaken both individually and in teams. Because students are normally practising professionals from different disciplines, the course provides scope for a considerable degree of inter-disciplinary learning and evaluation of experience both within the student group as well as between lecturers and students.

Application date

Applications are now open.

How To Apply:
Please see "Application Weblink" below.

Enrolment and start dates

Commencement Date: January 2020.

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