Civil Engineering (Transport) (MPhil)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Civil Engineering (Transport) at Newcastle University

Our Transport and Operations Research Group is a leading centre of transport technology in Europe. We conduct world leading research that has commercial impact. You will be able to develop your work into ground breaking research through working with our experts.

By pursuing research in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences you will join an extremely successful research group focussing on transport and civil engineering. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. This means that we attract high quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.

Research into transport and civil engineering is conducted by our Transport Operations Research Group (TORG), one of the leading centres of transport technology in Europe. We are central to key research in areas such as road user charging and smartcards, developing both the policy ideas and the underlying technologies.

We are currently running a world-leading trial in electric vehicles and public charging infrastructure in the north east of England. This research is informing policy, international standards development and its impact on energy demand and environmental emissions. We have also developed a low-cost wireless sensing technology, Motes, which is being used to monitor traffic pollution, help develop strategies to manage traffic demand and reduce emissions. This world-leading technology is being used commercially by several local authorities and it is being assessed for deployment in a number of high profile international cities.

Our main research areas are:

  • land use and network models
  • passenger transport and policy
  • transport and the environment
  • infrastructure design and telematics

We supervise MPhil and PhD students in the following areas:

  • freight and traffic loading
  • public transport management and operations
  • traffic management and control
  • road traffic safety and accident analysis
  • transport emissions and the environment
  • transport telematics and image processing
  • intelligent transport systems (ITS)
  • travel behaviour
  • highway design and engineering
  • operating speed models
  • environmental impact and monitoring of transport activities

Delivery

During term time, TORG has weekly seminars where staff, current PhD students and invited speakers make presentations. The current research themes deal with:

  • transport telematics
  • public transport
  • transport and the environment
  • pollution and congestion
  • road-user charging and infrastructure

You have the opportunity to attend and make presentations at conferences, including the Universities' Transport Study Group Annual Conference.

You will be taught by eminent academics who are experts in their field, such as:

  • Professor Margaret Bell - interested in transport emissions and the environment
  • Mr Roger Bird - interested in highway engineering, safety and accident analysis
  • Professor Phil Blythe - interested in transport telematics and ITS
  • Dr Neil Thorpe - interested in transport studies, travel behaviour
  • Dr Dilum Dissanayake - transport studies, safety and transport modelling

View all of our transport academic staff and current research projects.

Placements

We have extensive UK and international contacts so that research can be carried out in collaboration with industry and government agencies. Research projects are supervised by staff with a wide range of industrial and academic experience.

Facilities

The School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects. Find out about our:

  • Chemical and Biological Research Laboratories
  • Geotechnics and Structures Research Laboratories

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study36 months
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  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 months
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study72 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage  - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/civil-engineering-transport-mphil-phd/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry:  IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

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