Faculty of Engineering


Master of Engineering Studies in Transportation Engineering

MEngSt (Transportation Engineering)

The Master of Engineering Studies in Transportation Engineering is a specialised masters degree programme developed in consultation with the land transport industry professionals and support from the NZ Transport Agency.

Industry leaders are directly involved through national and regional liaison committees as well as making contributions to lecture content, assignments and research projects.

 

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Quick facts - MEngSt (Transportation Engineering)
  Option A Option B
Points per degree 120 180
Full-time study One year 18 months
Part-time study Up to four years Up to six years
Applications close Semester One: 8 December
Semester Two: 4 July

Who should apply?


The preferred entry requirement is an approved bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. Candidates with relevant degrees in other areas of engineering, science or other similar qualifications will be considered.

Applications will be judged on previous academic achievement, recent work experience and communications skills.

There are limitations on enrolments. Those in current employment in the transportation engineering industry or those sponsored by an industry organisation will be given preference.

The MEngSt in Transportation Engineering programme delivers these skill sets at an advanced level, applicable for graduates and professionals from New Zealand and worldwide. It is available to those with some work experience and/or qualifications in transportation within engineering, science or planning. Typical students vary in age and experience, but share a commitment to enhance their transportation engineering skills for the projects of the future.

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Programme outline


Transportation is specifically concerned with transportation engineering - traffic engineering, transport and land use planning, highway engineering, pavement materials and management systems, road safety and crash investigation. This programme is focused on developing a sound understanding of fundamental concepts, techniques and issues.

Research component

The research component for this degree must be undertaken in a relevant area of Transportation Engineering. However, this can include a topic outside the areas covered on the programme. This research will be supervised by an academic staff member and will normally require some mentoring input or assistance from industry.
 

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Programme structure


  • Complete the University of Auckland online Academic Integrity course.
  • Complete courses, to a points total from either:
    • Option A - 120 points
    • Option B - 180 points

and as listed in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule.

This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations - Masters Degrees.

 

Option A - 120 points

Semester One

Semester Two

at least 45 points from

CIVIL 764

Highway Safety and Operations

15

CIVIL 765

Infrastructure Asset Management

15

CIVIL 770

Transport Systems Economics

15

CIVIL 771

Planning and Managing Transport

15

CIVIL 779 A&B Project in Transportation

45

CIVIL 787 Project X

15

CIVIL 788 A&B Project Y

30

CIVIL 789 Project Z

30

but no more than 45 points from CIVIL  779, 787–789

up to 75 points from

CIVIL 758

Traffic Systems Design

15

CIVIL 759

Highway and Transportation Design

15

CIVIL 761

Planning and Design of Transport Facilities

15

CIVIL 773

Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design

15

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 45 points may be replaced by other appropriate courses offered at this or another university.

 

Option B - 180 points

Semester One

Semester Two

at least 45 points from

CIVIL 764

Highway Safety and Operations

15

CIVIL 765

Infrastructure Asset Management

15

CIVIL 770

Transport Systems Economics

15

CIVIL 771

Planning and Managing Transport

15

CIVIL 779 A&B Project in Transportation

45

CIVIL 787 Project X

15

CIVIL 788 A&B Project Y

30

CIVIL 789 Project Z

30

but no more than 60 points from CIVIL  779, 787–789

30 points from

CIVIL 758

Traffic Systems Design

15

CIVIL 759

Highway and Transportation Design

15

up to 105 points from

CIVIL 761

Planning and Design of Transport Facilities

15

CIVIL 773

Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design

15

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 45 points may be replaced by other appropriate courses offered at this or another university.

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Career opportunities


This specialisation aims to address the major shortage of suitably trained transportation engineering professionals.

It is anticipated the programme will enable graduates to take leading roles in planning, evaluating, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating the transport infrastructure.

The programme will also provide valuable background expertise for those wishing to enter into the management of the transport infrastructure or to begin to pursue a career in research and development.

 

Programme convenor


For enquiries regarding the taught components of this programme, contact:

For enquiries regarding the research component of this programme, contact:

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