Transport Management

This section outlines the Master's, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Transport Management offered by the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies in the University of Sydney Business School.

For details of the combined Master of Logistics Management and Master of Transport Management program (16 units of study, 96 credit points), please refer to the Logistics and Transport section.

Course
Master of Transport Management
 Graduate Diploma in Transport Management
Graduate Certificate in Transport Management
CRICOS code 074081D 008384C 024656F
Course abbreviation MTM GradDipTM GradCertTM
Credit points required for completion 60 36 24
Duration (minimum) 1.5 years full-time 1 year full-time 0.5 years full-time
2.5 years part-time 2 years part-time 1 year part-time

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 (sydney.edu.au/business/itls). 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. We provide our students with connections to industry through practical case studies, presentations from transport professionals, site visits and the opportunity to undertake work placements with our industry partners.

Course structures

Master of Transport Management

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

  • five core units of study, including foundation, advanced and a capstone unit (30 credit points)
  • five elective units of study (30 credit points).
Graduate Diploma in Transport Management

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Transport Management, students complete six units of study (36 credit points), comprising:

  • four core units of study, comprising foundation and advanced units, (24 credit points)
  • two elective units of study (12 credit points).
Graduate Certificate in Transport Management

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Transport Management, students complete four core units of study (24 credit points), comprising foundation and advanced units.

Core units of study


(i) Foundation

Students must complete the following two foundation units of study (12 credit points):

  • ITLS5100 Transport and Infrastructure Foundations (must be completed in first semester of study)
  • ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics and Transport.


(ii) Advanced

Students must complete the following two advanced units of study (12 credit points):

  • ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics
  • ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management.


(iii) Capstone (Master's degree only)

Students in the Master’s degree must complete the six credit point capstone unit of study in their final semester of study:

  • ITLS6190 Transport & Infrastructure Systems.

Elective units of study

Students enrolled in the individual Transport Management courses choose their elective units as follows:

  • Master's degree: five elective units (30 credit points)
  • Graduate Diploma: two elective units (12 credit points)

The elective options for these courses are as follows:

  • ITLS6102 Strategic Transport Planning
  • ITLS6103 Sustainable Urban Transport Policy
  • ITLS6104 Public Transport Operations & Policy
  • ITLS6105 Traffic & Mobility Management
  • ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal *
  • ITLS6107 GIS for Transport Supply Chains
  • ITLS6108 Management & Operation of Railways
  • ITLS6300 Maritime Management & Logistics
  • ITLS6301 Ports Management
  • ITLS6302 Maritime Case Studies & Simulation
  • ITLS6400 Airline Strategy & Supply Chains
  • ITLS6401 Airport Management
  • ITLS6402 Aviation Case Studies & Simulation
  • ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects
  • ITLS6501 Infrastructure Financing
  • ITLS6502 Infrastructure Management Case Studies
  • ITLS6900 Research Case Study I (Master’s students only and departmental permission required)
  • ITLS6901 Research Case Study II (Master’s students only and departmental permission required)
  • BUSS6500 Industry Placement (Master’s students only and departmental permission required)

* Not offered in 2014.

Progression guides

The following tables show course progression examples for a student enrolled in the Transport Management Master's degree, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate.

Master of Transport Management

The following table illustrates a degree progression example for a student enrolled in the Master of Transport Management on a full-time basis undertaking three or four units of study (18 or 24 credit points) per semester, completing in 1.5 years (three semesters).

 

YEAR

SESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1

Semester 1

ITLS5100 Transport & Infrastructure Foundations ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport elective unit

18

Semester 2

ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management elective unit elective unit

elective unit

24

Year 2

Semester 1

ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics elective unit ILTS6190 Transport & Infrastructure Systems (capstone) 18
  60
Graduate Diploma in Transport Management

The following table illustrates a degree progression example for a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Transport Management on a full-time basis undertaking three units of study (18 units of study) per semester, completing in one year.

 

YEAR
SESSION
UNITS OF STUDY CREDIT POINTS
Year 1 Semester 1

ITLS5100 Transport & Infrastructure Foundations

ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport

ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics 18
Semester 2 ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management elective unit

elective unit

18

 

36

Graduate Certificate in Transport Management

The following table illustrates a degree progression example for a student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Transport Management on a part-time basis undertaking two units of study (12 credit points) per semester, completing in one year.

 

YEAR

SESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1

Semester 1

ITLS5100 Transport & Infrastructure Foundations  ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport

12

Semester 2

ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics 

ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management

12
  24

Please note: The information listed in these examples is based on the unit of study offerings for 2014 and is intended as a guide only. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their course in different sequences to those which is listed. Students are advised to plan their course based upon their individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if they need any assistance in planning their progression in their course.