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 DIT. 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
Links to Industry and Civic Society
The Programme Management Team are in the process of seeking recognition from the Transport Planning Society (TPS) as an Approved Masters Degree. TPS is a professional body representing Transport Planners in the UK and internationally. A Republic of Ireland branch of TPS was established in 2016 and has an active local committee.
The Programme Management Team also maintains links to a range of relevant professional bodies in the field of transport, transport planning, planning and engineering. These include: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport of Ireland; Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (Republic of Ireland branch); Engineers Ireland Roads and Transportation Society; ITS Ireland; Irish Planning Institute; and, Royal Town Planning Institute (Republic of Ireland branch).
The programme maintains close links with professional practice in order to ensure practical relevance to the needs of society. The use of part-time and visiting senior practicing professionals for teaching is an integral and important means of achieving and maintaining this relevance.
The programme also seeks to maintain close links with civic society groups and works closely with the DIT Access and Civic Engagement (ACE) office in order to ensure practical relevance of the programme to the needs of society
Who Should Apply
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