Professional course Transport Planning and Placemaking
Page last updated 12 October 2023
This course can count towards the MSc Transport Engineering and Planning
Transport professionals have an important role to play in shaping the delivery of healthy, low carbon places. This module is about how we plan and design places, from city to neighbourhood scale, that deliver sustainable transport outcomes. You will be introduced to transport planning principles and critically examine the relationships between spatial planning and transport planning. Transport professionals also need to be effective communicators and numerate and this module is designed to build confidence in these areas.
There are no formal entry requirements if you wish to undertake this course as a stand-alone CPD course without the optional course assessment.
If you wish to complete the course assessment you are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent) or alternatively have industrial experience.
We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.
If you are a non-UK student you will need to show your passport on entry to the UK. Please check your eligibility to visit and study in the UK here. If you are a non-Irish EU national currently resident in Ireland please contact us directly for further advice.
If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the UK Border Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on our English Language Requirements webpage
Careers / Further study
This module can be taken as a stand-alone CPD course, or used to build up credits towards the following named postgraduate qualification by completing the module assessment:
- PG Diploma or Masters in Transport Engineering and Planning
On completion of the module, students are able to
- Evaluate different approaches to planning for movement, considering the relationship between spatial planning and transport planning.
- Evaluate the role of transport planning in the planning and design of sustainable new developments (referred to as development management) and apply transport planning principles to development management scenarios.
- Evaluate and synthesise information drawn from multiple domains to support transport planning recommendations.
- Develop and communicate effective evidence-based arguments relating to transport planning.
- Apply critical thinking and advanced quantitative analysis skills to evaluate transport planning problems.
Learning and Teaching
This module is delivered through lectures, tutorials, and workshops. Practical exercises, based on the evaluation of a place-making scenario (linked to the assessment), will be conducted in workshops.
Contact with students will be on a weekly or bi-weekly basis across a single semester.
This module will involve 6 hours direct contact time, every other week, for one semester.
Each 15 credit course (module) is expected to take 150 hours to complete, typically involving:
- Up to 36 hrs directed contact learning
- Up to 36 hrs independent study
- Up to 78 hrs assessment, including preparation
The assessment for this course includes a reflective essay on transport planning and placemaking and a transport planning portfolio.
For more details, see our full glossary of assessment terms.
Please view our MSc Transport Engineering and Planning programme page for information on course accreditations.
Also see our Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) pages for further information on our research projects and upcoming events.
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Prices and dates
Supplementary fee information
|Cohort October 2023||Time||Location|
|Tuesdays 03, 17 October 2023||10:00-17:00||Frenchay Campus|
|Tuesdays 31 October, 14, 28 November, 12 December 2023||10:00-18:00||Frenchay Campus|
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UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.
How to apply
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As this module carries university accreditation, please note that once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information to the administration team for the module tutor to be able to review and formally accept your application as required by the university:
- An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including contact details of a work or academic reference)
- A brief personal statement to support your application
- A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied
- A copy of photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport). For non UK students, this must be a copy of your passport
For further information
- Email: For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link or telephone number below.
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