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Master of Transport Management (MTM)

The Master of Transport Management has been revised for students commencing from 2015. Continuing students who commenced study prior to 2015, should refer to the information for Master of Transport Management on the Postgraduate Coursework Programs for Continuing Students Only (Discontinued Programs) page.

Course Code MATRAMGT6000
Course Type Postgraduate
Credit Points Required  60
CRICOS code 074081D
Minimum duration of degree
Full-time 1.5 years
Part-time 2.5 years


The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies in the University of Sydney Business School is an Australian Key Centre of Excellence and a world class research institute with strong industry links and a key role in developing innovative ideas in transportation policy and professional practice ( Our programs focus on policy, strategic planning and management; developing specialist skills in: applying concepts, techniques and principles that underlie transport management; understanding the relationships between government agencies and the private sector in the provision, financing, operation and maintenance of transport networks; using contemporary modelling techniques and data collection processes to solve problems in transport management, planning and analysis; and managing the impacts of future trends in transportation.

Students who have completed a Business School Master's degree are eligible to pursue the Master of Commerce at a reduced duration of one year (normally two years full-time). See Master of Commerce for further information.

Degree structure

Please Note. This information is for students commencing study in their degree from 2015. Continuing students (pre-2015) should refer to the information relating to this course on the Postgraduate Coursework Programs for Continuing Students Only (Discontinued Programs) webpage. Alternatively, students can  refer to the handbook for the year they commenced. Archived handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website.

To be awarded the Master of Transport Management, students complete a total of ten units of study (60 credit points), comprising:

  • seven core units of study (42 credit points)
  • three elective units of study (18 credit points)

Core units of study

(i) Foundation

(ii) Advanced

(iii) Capstone
  Students must complete the six credit point capstone  unit of study in their final semester of study: 


Elective Units of Study

* Not offered in 2017.

Progression guide

The following table shows an example degree progression for a student enrolled in the Master of Transport Management on a full-time basis, completing the degree in three semesters.






Year 1

Semester 1




elective unit


Semester 2



elective unit

elective unit


Year 2

Semester 1


ITLS6190 (capstone)




Please Note: The information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their degree in different sequences to that listed above. You are advised to plan your degree based upon your individual needs.