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By undertaking the Transport Engineering major, you will gain the essential skills to plan, design, operate and manage infrastructure to achieve safe, economical and environmentally-sustainable movement of people and goods.

The major in transport engineering is designed to cover traditional mathematical and engineering methods, while considering and examining multidisciplinary issues such as environmental and social impact, economics and public policy. It delves into the principles of efficient transport network design, transport modelling and system analysis as well as projective planning and the implications of emergent transport technologies and systems.

The Transport Engineering major will also provide you a breadth of skills across all disciplines in civil engineering.

Graduate opportunities

A knowledge of transport issues can be of great benefit to graduates in any broad professional engineering situation. By doing the Transport Engineering major you can expect to work in the planning, design, construction, management or operation of road, rail, air or sea infrastructure and systems anywhere in the world. Your career options might include management, engineering or analytical roles with government agencies; leading consulting firms in transport and infrastructure; freight and maritime organisations; and bus, rail and aviation companies.

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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