Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport our dedicated transport management course is designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge required to tackle the challenges within transport infrastructure. The curriculum is developed with industry experts to ensure it is both relevant and practical which will allow you to solve real-world transport management issues. Our transport management course is part of the civil engineering and infrastructure cluster and examines the economic, operational, societal, and environmental issues related to the transport and distribution industries.
Join our industry-focused transport management course which will prepare you for an exciting career, keeping the world’s major cities moving.
Location: Aston University, Birmingham
BSc (Hons) Transport Management
Nothing can happen without transport - it’s a fundamental part of our society, enabling people to do the things they want and need to do. On our dedicated transport management course, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to work on some of the biggest transport infrastructure projects around.
What we will provide
Our industry focused programme and specialist academics will ensure you have the fundamental knowledge in key areas of transport management. You will be taught in a supportive and engaging learning environment with practical learning opportunities including guess lectures, site visits and real-life case studies. You will have the opportunity to learn and live in the heart of Britain’s second city, giving you real life, every day experience of the challenges faced by the people and organisations responsible for keeping people and products moving, making your learning experience more practical and insightful.
What you will provide
You must have a genuine passion for transport and be open-minded about the diverse possibilities and opportunities that are available in the field.
What skills we teach
There will be a strong emphasis on health and safety, while the science and mathematical principles supporting infrastructure will form the foundation of your course. Additionally, you will acquire project management expertise and develop professional relationships management skills.
The placement year will allow you to gain valuable practical experience, applying the course knowledge you have learned to the sector. It will also give you the opportunity to build your professional network, understand transport industry dynamics and explore potential career paths. Previous students have undertaken placement within large transport groups, with many securing graduate employability.
Our transport management graduates are highly sought-after, often securing roles with their placement companies. Many of our graduates are excelling in notable companies like Cross Country, Network Rail and South Western Railway.
You will have access to a range of facilities that will support your academic and personal development. You will gain both practical and theoretical experience in our lecture theatres and seminar rooms where you will be able to conduct any research. You will also have access to a comprehensive library with a wide range of transport-related literature and online databases.
- Provide you with opportunities to realise your academic potential through appropriately conceived learning experiences.
- Develop an understanding of the physical (engineering) and economic processes involved in the movement of people and goods.
- Enable you to gain specific academic and professional skills demanded by transport employers both in the UK and internationally.
- Offer you with the opportunity to obtain relevant industrial experience, fully integrated with your academic studies.
- Introduce you to the principles of research processes, and their relevance to management within the context of transport engineering.
With any subjects:
BBC (standard offer)
BCC (with an EPQ or Core Maths at Grade B)
BCC (contextual offer)
With 1 science or technical subject:
BCC (standard offer)
CC (with an EPQ or Core Maths at Grade B)
CCC (contextual offer)
Science or Technical subject: Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology, Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science, Electronics, Geography, Geology and Computer Science.
Aston Ready is our contextual offer scheme that could reduce your undergraduate offer by one or two grades. Assessed at the point of application, there are no additional forms to fill in.
- Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma: DDM
- Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering with an overall grade of Distinction
- National Diploma and Diploma: DM plus 1 A-level at minimum Grade B
- Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering with an overall grade Distinction plus an A-Level in any subject at grade C OR achieve an overall grade Distinction in BTEC Sub Dip/ Extended National Cert grade in any subject at grade Merit
- Foundation or 90 credits Diploma: DM plus 2 A-levels at minimum grade B
- Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma: M plus 2 A-level minimum Grade B
- Certificate/ National Certificate Level 3: Not accepted
- 28 points overall and above with 5, 4, 4 in higher level subjects including a science or technical subject.
- 29 points overall and above with 5, 5, 4 in higher level subjects if no science or technical subject studied.
- Access (science or technical subject preferred but not essential) with at least 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits at level 3
- Year 1 entry: We may consider applicants for year 1 entry who are undertaking a 1st year degree elsewhere. You must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.
- Year 2 entry: Please note that second year transfers are not part of the standard admissions process and is up to the discretion of the admissions team and tutor. Applications are only considered if there is space on that year of the programme.
Typically, applicants for second year entry must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. Alongside this you must have gained (or be expected to gain) 65% overall and 120 credits on an equivalent programme at another recognised university. The equivalency of the programme is reviewed by the Admissions Tutor and you will be required to provide an official copy of the programme specification of this. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.
- Year 3: We will not be able to consider any application for Year 3.
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation.
The following T levels are accepted qualifications for this course:
- Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Grade D
- Digital Production, Design and Development Grade D
- Education and Childcare Grade D
- Building Services Engineering for Construction Grade D
- Onsite Construction Grade D
- Digital Business Services Grade D
- Digital Support Services Grade D
- Health Grade D
- Healthcare Science Grade D
- Science Grade D
- Design and Development for Engineering Manufacturing Grade D
- Engineering Manufacturing Processing and Control Grade D
- Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering Manufacturing Grade D
- Management and administration Grade D
- Accounting Grade D
- Legal Services Grade D
- Finance Grade D
- Agriculture, Land Management and Production Grade D
- Animal Care and Management Grade D
- Catering Grade D
- Craft and Design Grade D
- Media, Broadcast and Production Grade D
- Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy Grade D
Additionally to our Level 3 requirement, you will also need to have achieved:
GCSE Maths grade C/4 and above and English Grade C/4
Fees and scholarships
|Annual tuition fees:||£9,250|
|During placement year:||£1,250|
|Annual tuition fees:||£18,150|
|During placement year:||£2,500|
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