Master of Transport Management

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

This degree has been revised for students commencing study in 2015.

The Sydney Master of Transport Management is offered by the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), a key centre recognised by the Australian Federal Government as a leader in transport and logistics research and education. You will benefit from the centre’s strong links with industry and the major role it plays in developing transport policy and practice.

This program will give you specialist training in the field of transport management, with particular focus on policy and strategic planning. You will develop specialist skills in: applying the concepts, techniques and principles that underlie transport management, planning and analysis; 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; managing the effects of current and future trends in transport. Our graduates have excelled in their careers, with many holding senior positions such as chief executives of bus, rail and aviation companies, global fleet managers, transport schedulers and urban and regional planners.

Course outline


The Master of Transport Management requires the completion of 60 credit points comprising:




  1. seven core units of study (42 credit points)


  2. three elective units of study (18 credit points).



Core units of study



Foundation units




  • ITLS5100 Transport & Infrastructure Foundations


  • ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport



Advanced units




  • ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management


  • ITLS6102 Strategic Transport Planning


  • ITLS6103 Sustainable Transport Policy


  • ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal.



Capstone unit




  • ITLS6190 Transport & Infrastructure Systems.



Elective units of study



Completion of three electives is a requirement for the Master of  Transport Management. Electives are selected from a wide range of logistics and supply chain units of study, including:




  • ITLS6104 Public Transport


  • ITLS6105 Traffic & Mobility Management


  • ITLS6107 GIS for Transport & Logistics


  • ITLS6300 Maritime Management & Logistics


  • ITLS6301 Ports Management


  • ITLS6400 Airline Strategy & Supply Chains


  • ITLS6401 Airport Management


  • ITLS6403 Cases in Global Transport & Logistics


  • ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects


  • ITLS6501 Infrastructure Financing


  • ITLS6502 Infrastructure Management Case Studies


  • ITLS6900 Research Case Study I 


  • ITLS6901 Research Case Study II 


  • BUSS6500 Industry Placement


Embedded courses

Further course information

Progression rules

A candidate for the Master of Transport Management completes the units of study for the degree in a prescribed sequence, as detailed in the University of Sydney Business School (Postgraduate) handbook, to facilitate progressive learning and enrich the group learning experience.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Sydney Master of Transport Management graduates can pursue careers in diverse fields such as managing a railway, carrying out traffic and revenue forecasts, undertaking transport planning, being a specialist urban planner focusing on travel demand management, undertaking travel market surveys, providing strategic policy advice to government ministers or CEOs of large private organisations

Further study

Coursework study

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.  

Research study

The University of Sydney Business School has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its research across a wide range of academic disciplines. The Master of Transport Management is an entry pathway to our higher degree by research programs, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

The postgraduate research programs offered by the Business School attract a large number of domestic and international students each year. With more than 180 research students currently enrolled, we have one of the largest and most diverse higher degree by research programs in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more information about Sydney research at sydney.edu.au/business/research.

Admission

Admission requirements

The equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a cognate discipline (such as business, management, commerce, economics, project management, engineering or planning), from a recognised tertiary institution, with at least a Credit (65%) average;

OR

The equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree (in any discipline) from a recognised tertiary institution, with at least a Credit (65%) average and a minimum of three years’ relevant industry experience;

OR

The equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s (honours) degree (or higher level qualification) in any discipline, from a recognised tertiary institution, with a minimum Credit (65 percent) average.

Qualifications awarded outside Australia can also be used for admission but equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification. You can find a guideline of the most common international entry requirements at sydney.edu.au/business/futurestudents/postgraduate_study/pg_coursework_studies.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply:

  1. directly to the University, or
  2. through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2015, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2015, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

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