Transport Management Bachelor of Science

Aston University

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.

Our teaching style incorporates larger group sessions for group teaching and smaller sessions for more personalised interaction. You will engage in student-led activities, working on various projects and discussing them in subsequent sessions. You will also have the opportunity to participate in trips to observe theoretical concepts in real-life scenarios, developing a deeper understanding through hands-on experiences and discussions. Furthermore, weekly guest speakers from the transport industry who will offer new perspectives and insights to enrich your learning experience.

You will also have the opportunity to join our dedicated transport society which will allow you to build connections, and explore shared interests with other students who have the same passion for the transport sector. There is also opportunities for you to attend conferences and networking events. 

Driven by the needs of industry and individuals, our course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of key transport management concepts and an ability to critically analyse these, alongside the opportunity to specialise in areas of transport management that interest you.

First year

You will be introduced to foundational concepts of transport systems including transport and engineering economics, design and management, building professional relationships and business fundamentals. This will allow you to gain a strong understanding of the fundamentals within transport.

Second year

You will delve deeper into contemporary issues within transport, which will allow you to stay up to date with developments within the industry. By studying modules relating to rail transport, development leadership and management capabilities, infrastructure engineering, and services marketing, the technical knowledge gained will help prepare you for industry engagement during your placement year.

Placement year

Mandatory placements will enrich your degree and knowledge. Past students have completed successful placements at renowned companies such as National Express and West Midland Trains. This immersive industry experience establishes connections and gains you a competitive edge for your career.

Final year

In the final year you will build on the knowledge you have gained from your placement and focus on advanced and specialised topics in the field including traffic and transport engineering, passenger service provision and sustainability in the transport industry. The curriculum will prepare you to transition into the professional world providing you will the expertise and confidence to tackle complex issues within the transportation sector.

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  • United Kingdom

Academic Degree


Bachelor of Science


Long (+12 months)

  • English
  • In-Person

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