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Infrastructure and Transport Management

Specialisation

Transport and infrastructure is the physical fabric that binds society together. The movement of people and the goods and services we produce is a vital part of economic and business activity and is critical to our well-being. Major transport links and other key infrastructure such as electricity and telecommunications networks are expensive to build and maintain. These multi-billion dollar projects are decisions that captivate the attention of the public but have complex objectives which have real impacts on society with sometimes controversial outcomes. It is, therefore, important to understand the travel demands of an economy, to carefully and strategically plan and assess new infrastructure requirements, and efficiently manage and maintain existing assets. In this specialisation students examine infrastructure and transport from a planning, policy, and management perspective and are provided with the theory and tools to be able to successfully plan, assess, manage, and finance large transport and infrastructure projects.

About this specialisation

To meet requirements for the Infrastructure and Transport Management specialisation in the Master's degree, you will complete five units of study (30 credit points), including:

(1) one six credit point foundational unit of study:

  • Transport and Infrastructure Foundations.

(2) four elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the options listed for this specialisation. You must complete at least one Infrastructure elective and at least one Transport elective for this specialisation. The elective options are as follows:

(i) Infrastructure electives

  • Decision Making on Mega Projects
  • Infrastructure Financing.

(ii) Transport electives

  • Applied GIS and Spatial Data Analytics
  • Global Freight Logistics Management
  • Strategic Transport Planning
  • Sustainable Transport Policy.

(iii) Other electives:

  • City and Ports Logistics
  • Quantitative Logistics and Transport.

Graduate opportunities

Being at the heart of economic activity, a degree in transport and infrastructure management is a platform for diversified career opportunities. Graduates have been employed by airlines, airports, tourism and global freight companies. They are found at local, state, and federal government level, developing and implementing transport policies. Opportunities exist within investment agencies dealing with privatisation or infrastructure firms that invest in, build and manage large-scale projects such as toll roads or airports. Transport professionals are in short supply and in demand globally.
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