Transport Management at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Our BSc Transport Management course is offered as either a three year, or four year course with integrated placement year. During the course you will examine the economic, operational, societal and environmental issues related to the transport and distribution industries. In addition to gaining a detailed knowledge and understanding of these, you will also acquire the professional, academic and management skills necessary to enter any sector of the industry and to move between sectors during your career. Your management skills will also prepare you for a large number of alternative graduate jobs. Transport and distribution are of crucial importance to our economy and society, and are being brought sharper into focus with issues such as congestion and public transport in the news virtually every day. This course uses examples, illustrations, visits and case studies from the transport and distribution industries. Your studies will incorporate all the relevant management skills: accounting, marketing, human resources and operations management. All are set within the context of the transport related industries, including passenger and freight modes. Your business skills will also be enhanced by courses such as economics, data analysis, operations research, computing and information management. We developed strong partnerships with industry, our Engineering Systems and Management group offers programmes which are tailored to suit the industrial environment. This focus allows our graduates to build skills which are essential to industry, moulding them into highly employable industry ready graduates. Key course benefits:

  • This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). With additional professional experience after graduation, you will be eligible for Chartered Fellow Membership (FCILT).
  • Our Transport Management graduates earn £42,000 on average five years after graduation. (Materials and Technology courses, LEO, 2021)
  • Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects
  • Our transport management graduates are in high demand, with many securing permanent positions with the companies they worked with during their degree. Recent graduates have joined companies including the Faber Group, Accenture, Arriva Rail, Cross Country, Network Rail, Stagecoach UK and TNT Logistics.


Year 1: • Transport and Engineering Economics • Introduction to Transport • Law for Engineers • Study and Research Skills • Building Professional Relationships • Introductory Accounting for Business • Introduction to Business Management • Design & Management of Transport Facilities Year 2: • Rail Transport • Development Leadership and Management Capability through Enquiry (Part 1) • Services Marketing • Transport Infrastructure Engineering • Managing Engineering Projects • Simulation Modelling for Transport • Building Professional Relationships (2) • Contemporary Issues in Transport Year 3 - optional placement year Final year: • Final Year Project • Empathy & Human Factors in Transport • Passenger Service Provision • Transport Planning for Sustainable Futures • Traffic and Transport Engineering • Leadership and Human Resource Management • Transport Through the Window Please Note: All modules are based on the current academic year. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall Score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skills area

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18150 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Transport Management at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS