Master of Transport Management (MTM)

Course CodeMATRAMGT6000
Course TypePostgraduate
Credit Points Required 60
CRICOS code074081D


The Master of Tranport Management has been revised for students commencing from 2014. Continuing students who commenced study prior to 2014, should refer to the information for FC068 Master of Transport Management on the Postgraduate Coursework Programs for Continuing Students Only (Discontinued Programs) page.

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.

The Master of Transport Management can be packaged with the Master of Commerce, such that the student can complete both degrees back-to-back in 2.25 years, with 50% credit being granted in the Master of Commerce (normally 2 years) for the first Master’s.  A student undertaking the Master of Transport Management can apply for a conditional offer for the Master Commerce during their second semester of study and thus be able to seek a visa extension to cover the year of study required to complete the Master of Commerce.

Minimum duration of degree

Full-time Part-time

1.5 years

2.5 years

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Degree structure

Please Note. This information is for students commencing study in their degree from 2014. Continuing students (pre-2014) 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:

  • five core units of study (30 credit points)
  • five elective units of study (30 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         

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

elective unit


Year 2Semester 1ITLS6100elective unitITLS6190 (capstone)18



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 and to contact the Student Information Office if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your degree.