Master of Transport

If you are interested in our new University of Sydney Master of Transport , please email.

    Master of Transport Australia’s first interdisciplinary program in Transport. Designed to develop a critical understanding about the prevalence and identification of transport systems, the Master of Transport is ideal for graduates wanting to pursue a career in the ever-growing global transport sector or professionals already in the field wanting to upskill. As well as gaining a theoretical and policy-focused grounding on the workings of systems for all modes of transport and interactions with land use, students will also acquire the quantitative and qualitative skills needed to examine travel behaviour, forecast conditions and evaluate policies and plans. Co-presented by the Faculty of Engineering, the Business School, and the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. For more information, contact Professor David Levinson: E: david.levinson@sydney.edu.au Apply now for Semester 1 2020.  16/5699 CRICOS 00026A

Master of Transport

Our University of Sydney Master of Transport posters are now out. If you are interested, please email.

 Master of Transport Australia’s first interdisciplinary program in Transport  Offering students a unique and diverse learning experience, the Master of Transport degree bridges engineering, transport, and urban planning. The new program, the first such interdisciplinary offering in transport in Australia, and one of only a handful globally, encourages learning, innovation and application of emerging concepts in the areas of transport engineering, planning, policy, and management. As well as gaining a theoretical and policy-focused grounding on the workings of systems for all modes of transport and interactions with land use, students will also acquire the quantitative and qualitative skills needed to examine travel behaviour, forecast conditions and evaluate policies and plans. Students will learn to use software tools such as geographic information systems (GIS), transport and land use planning models, and traffic simulation software and will be able to ‘drive’ in a realistic virtual environment using the University’s 3D driving simulators. Career pathways The Master of Transport includes a practice-based capstone project, designed to further strategic and logical reasoning, deduction, and network and temporal data analysis skills. Graduates of transport engineering, planning and management courses are in high demand, both nationally and globally, and are employed in the emerging tech sector, private transport firms, consultancies, and at local, state or federal governments, developing and implementing transport policies. Why enrol in the Master of Transport? This professional degree is ideal for graduates wanting to pursue a career in the ever-growing global transport sector or professionals already in the field wanting to upskill. Co-presented by the Faculty of Engineering, the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies (ITLS) at the Business School, and the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, it is designed to develop your critical understanding about the prevalence and identification of transport systems, core capabilities for analysing and designing such systems, the latest developments in mobility systems in the digital age, and proficiencies in broad interdisciplinary analysis. Further information and how to apply Applications are made via the University's online application portal. Please check admission requirements on the course website, as well as course duration and closing dates. sydney.edu.au/courses/courses/pc/master-of-transport.html We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Contact us Faculty of Engineering | Master of Transport E david.levinson@sydney.edu.au W sydney.edu.au/engineering T 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) T +61 2 8627 1444    Our rankings Top 5 Ranked 5th globally for transportation science and technology by the 2019 Shanghai- based Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject 1st for employability Our graduates are ranked 1st in Australia and 4th globally for employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings      CRICOS 00026A
Master of Transport poster

Master of Transport – Masterclass

Study Australia’s first interdisciplinary degree focusing on the engineering, urban planning, and business management of the ever-growing global transport sector.

Masterclass for the Master of Transport https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/masterclass-for-the-master-of-transport-registration-68231310687
Register for a Masterclass for the Master of Transport , October 8, 2019

Click for more information about the Masterclass or the Master of Transport in general.

Description
Our masterclasses program is your opportunity to taste test our curriculum.
Delivered from a class that may form your future course, so you can explore which postgraduate option is right for you.
Understanding How Technology Shapes Cities

This class will look at the history and future of transport, and how it has and may change where and how we live. By exploring the evolution of systems such as the London Underground, Sydney’s Trams, and US Highways, we can learn about the processes that effect the landscape as electric, autonomous, and shared vehicles become widespread.
Presented by Prof David Levinson..

This class is delivered as part of CIVL 5703, a unit of study offered through the Master of Transport.

Considering other courses? Find all our masterclass options as part of our event series Postgraduate Studies Week.

If you have any accessibility requirements for this event please contact imogen.sheridan@sydney.edu.au.

Transport Rankings

The 2019 Shanghai university rankings are out. In the Transport Science & Technology subject, the University of Sydney is ranked #5 in the world:

 

  1. Beijing Jiaotong University
  2. Tsinghua University
  3. Delft University of Technology
  4. Southeast University
  5. University of Sydney
  6. Tongji University
  7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  8. University of British Columbia
  9. University of California Berkeley
  10. Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Our Civil Engineering program moved to 24th according to these rankings. The University did well overall. While I don’t much trust rankings, I’ll brag anyway. I am proud to be a part of this. If you too want to be a part of this, get a degree at the University of Sydney. Our new Master of Transport Program is available now …

 

 

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
PUB
CNCI
IC
TOP
AWARD
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: http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/Methodology-for-ShanghaiRanking-Global-Ranking-of-Academic-Subjects-2017.html#3

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
PUB
CNCI
IC
TOP
AWARD
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.