Master of Transport at the University of Sydney

Develop your critical understanding about the engineering, urban planning, and business management of transport. Understand the prevalence and identification of transport systems and core capabilities for analysing and designing them.

Our Master of Transport is Australia’s first interdisciplinary degree, focusing on the engineering, urban planning, and business management of transport.

This professional full-time degree is ideal for graduates wanting to pursue a career in the global transport sector or professionals already in the field wanting to upskill.

It is designed to further your ability for strategic and logical reasoning, deduction, network and temporal data analysis, and expand your proficiencies in broad interdisciplinary analysis.

Our Master of Transport is truly multidisciplinary, allowing professionals the opportunity to undertake a unique combination of units spanning engineering, architecture and business throughout their studies.

It also leverages the strengths of 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, and the ongoing transport engineering research being undertaken by the Faculty of Engineering.

Candidates for the Master of Transport complete 72 credit points, consisting of:

  • 48 credit points of core units
  • 18 credit points of electives
  • a 6 credit point capstone unit

Find out more about the study plan for this degree.

This program can also be taken as a:

The Master of Transport will commence in Semester 1, 2020.

More details.

To apply, visit here:

Mo’ Rankings, Mo’ Bragging

I posted skeptically late last year On Academic Rankings. Some new rankings have come out, so it is time to brag or fret some more. The world renowned ARWU has come out with new rankings for Civil Engineering, and better still, for Transport.

I am pleased to report Sydney comes in 7th globally in Transport. None of this is my doing, I just got here, but nevertheless it is good to hear.

ARWU Transport Rankings

World Rank Institution* Country Total Score Score on
1 Delft University of Technology 274.9 100
2 Beijing Jiaotong University 267.5 79.9
3 University of California, Berkeley 265.5 86.3
4 University of Leeds 245.6 72.6
5 National University of Singapore 241.8 61.8
6 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 237.4 51.1
7 University of Sydney 236.7 78.7
8 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 234.7 62.8
9 The University of Texas at Austin 230.9 73.8
10 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 228.7 69.3
11 University of Maryland, College Park 228 74.9
12 Purdue University – West Lafayette 224.9 74.3
13 Georgia Institute of Technology 224.4 67.8
14 Tsinghua University 223.2 74

This is not how I would rank the universities, but feel free to look at the methodologies and construct your own.

The ARWU indicators and methodology are provided at:

Sydney comes in at 32 globally in Civil Engineering (a bigger arena than transport usually). Again I am not responsible, and this is not how I would rank them, and it sure is puzzling how this is how it came out, and sadly we are behind local rival UNSW, but that is being worked on …

ARWU Civil Engineering Rankings

World Rank Institution* Country Total Score Score on
1 Tongji University 313.1 100
2 Lehigh University 252.1 39.7
3 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich 250.9 63.9
4 The University of Texas at Austin 248.8 66.2
5 Polytechnic University of Madrid 226.9 59.4
6 Tsinghua University 226.1 85.8
7 National Technical University of Athens 217.2 54.7
8 University of California, Berkeley 213.7 72.6
8 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 213.7 67.9
10 University of Canterbury 204.2 36.4
11 The University of New South Wales 202.4 59.2
12 Western University 201.9 42
13 University of California, San Diego 197.3 39.6
14 Nanyang Technological University 192.8 56.4
15 University of California, Davis 189.9 56.1
16 University at Buffalo, the State University of New York 185.3 40.3
17 The University of Tokyo 183.9 47.1
18 Texas A&M University 183.7 77.8
19 University of Toronto 181.7 50.9
20 Purdue University – West Lafayette 180.2 63.6
21 Dalian University of Technology 176.2 75.8
22 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 174.4 76.6
23 Seoul National University 174.3 56
24 The University of Hong Kong 174.2 56.4
25 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne 173.8 53.8
26 Delft University of Technology 173.3 75.5
26 University of Stuttgart 173.3 36
28 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 172.8 59.2
29 McMaster University 172 36.4
30 Harbin Institute of Technology 171.7 69.4
31 Southeast University 170.6 73.8
32 University of Sydney 169.5 43.9
33 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 168.3 48

Transportation Education Conference

With my colleague Chen-fu Liao, I am attending the Transportation Education Conference at Portland State University June 22-24, 2009. Our presentation, Simulating Transportation for Realistic Engineering Education and Training (STREET), is now online. It describes the NSF-funded STREET project.
Contact me if you are a transportation educator interested in participating.