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Master of Transport Management

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  • No. 7 globally

    The University of Sydney is ranked number seven in the world for Transportation Science and Technology in the 2017 Shanghai based Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by subject.

Overview

Please Note. This course is not available to 2018 commencing students.

The Master of Transport Management will provide you with specialist training in the field of transport management, with a particular focus on policy and strategic planning.

You will develop advanced 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; and managing the effects of current and future trends in transport.

You'll study at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies which has exceptionally strong links with industry and is recognised by the Australian Government as a centre of excellence in research and education.

Specialisations

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

With outstanding industry placement opportunities and world-renowned lecturers, you will learn the practical skills and theory necessary to become a leader in this dynamic sector.

Core units of study

Foundation units

  • Transport & Infrastructure Foundations
  • Quantitative Logistics & Transport 

Advanced units

  • Global Freight Logistics Management 
  • Strategic Transport Planning 
  • Sustainable Transport Policy
  • Infrastructure Appraisal 

Capstone unit

  • 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 transport, infrastructure, maritime and aviation units of study , including:

  • Traffic & Mobility Management
  • GIS for Transport & Logistics
  • Maritime Management & Logistics
  • Ports Management
  • Airline Strategy & Supply Chains
  • Airport Management
  • Cases in Global Transport & Logistics
  • Decision Making on Mega Projects
  • Infrastructure Financing
  • Research Case Study I
  • Research Case Study II

Units of Study

Completion requirement

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

  • 42 credit points in core units of study, and
  • 18 credit points in elective units of study.

Capstone (compulsory project)

The capstone unit covers advanced concepts related to all aspects of transport and infrastructure analysis, policy,and decision making, covering facets related to maritime and aviation transport, urban public and private transport, and transport planning and design. The unit is based on case studies in transport and infrastructure. The case studies will be used as a basis for a formal procedure of requests for qualifications, requests for proposals, preparation of written and oral proposals, undertaking of a case study with interim written report, and written and oral final reports.

Admission requirement

To be considered for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • Australian bachelor's degree with honours or higher in any discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification, or
  • Australian bachelor's degree or higher in a related discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification, or
  • Australian bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification, and relevant professional work experience (typically three years), or
  • Any of the above combinations of qualifications and/or experience with less than a credit average (minimum 50 percent required) and satisfactory performance in the GMAT (for guidance, the class average score is 630) or equivalent Business School approved admissions test, or
  • The University of Sydney Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Transport Management with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate diploma/graduate certificate can be credited to the master's degree.

Any grade requirements listed are based on the University of Sydney grading system .

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

For a guide to common international qualifications and equivalent entry requirements visit University of Sydney Business School entry guide .

Course opportunities

Our lecturers include industry consultants and world leaders in transport and infrastructure research who bring practical expertise to the classroom, ensuring the course is relevant and dynamic.

Professional accreditation

The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focused on today's business world, we are the only Australian business school to achieve membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education, in addition to international accreditation from AACSB and EQUIS.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates go on to careers at executive level within government agencies; leading consulting firms in transport and infrastructure; freight and maritime associations; and bus, rail and aviation companies as global fleet managers, transport schedulers and urban and regional planners. We also provide our top-performing students with the opportunity for post-study work placements.

Future study

A postgraduate degree can open doors to further study, whether you are interested in pursuing a research degree, or expanding your postgraduate qualifications and skillset by embarking on a management degree, MBA or specialised business masters.

The Business School offers two research degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), which may be studied full-time or part-time. Embarking on a PhD or masters by research is an opportunity to join a community of recognised leaders in scholarship and make a significant contribution to your area of study. We are home to many leading researchers and attract generous funding in support of our research projects, and the University of Sydney is consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world.

If you are interested in pursuing further postgraduate study, our postgraduate coursework business degrees cater to students from any background and career stage, with pre- and post-experience options available, to help you achieve the future you’ve imagined. Combine your interests and develop specialised skills to be well positioned in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Where will a course in transport and logistics take you?

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


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

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


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

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. 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.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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