MSc Urban Transport Planning and Management

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Program starts every year, first semester.



Duration in semesters: 

4 semesters



Transportation system consists of fixed facilities, the flow entities and permits people and goods to overcome the friction of geographical space efficiently in order to participate in a timely manner in some desired activity. Urban milieu to a large extent depends on the performance of transportation system. Transport is widely recognized as fundamental to economic growth. Transport sector is an overlooked sector in developing countries such as Ethiopia. Like many Sub-Saharan African countries, Ethiopia is facing transport challenges. To overcome these and other development issues, Transport Planning and Management as the main field of study is crucial and is expected to play significant roles in the country. This draft curriculum, therefore, endeavors to fill this niche by equipping students with relevant transport planning and management skills.

Generally, the envisaged program aims at satisfying the need for trained manpower capable of planning and managing the transportation sector of the government as well as private sector efficiently.

Each academic year is divided into two semesters. In the programme, special emphasis is given to core modules such as: Transportation System and  Development,  Transport Economics and Governance; Fundamentals of Traffic Enginnering and Road Safety Management; Transport Logistics and Operation Management; Transport Planning and Modelling; Research Methods and Techniques I and II, GIS I and II, Transport Studio I and II in the two years. In the second year, the batch will be divided in to two: the specialization with thesis and without thesis. The program is set to be completed on a full time basis within a period of 24 months comprising of four semesters (105 ECTs) for the thesis participants. Wheras, non thesis participants will have 18 mobths which have three semesters (90 ETCs).

Prerequisites & Requirements


Exit Level Outcomes

Graduate Profiles:  MSc Transport Planning and management

After the completion of the Masters of Sciences (MSc) Program in Transport Management the Graduates will be able to:

  • understand the concepts of transportation system, transport development, and  its principles;
  • acquire managerial and technical skills to tackle transport challenges and apply the same effectively as a transport professional;
  • critically undertake transportation research in terms of its major components, i.e., fixed facilities, flow entities and control system;
  • market transport services to clients  and negotiate contracts, coordinate transport logistics as per requirements of transport entity and control consignment and dispatch documents according to operation guidelines , procedures and formats
  • design resource mobilization strategies, application of  rules and regulations,  the capacities of transport entities in terms of their reliability related to maintenance;
  • evaluate transport operations  and  prepare performance report for further decision making;
  • plan and design innovative interventions in terms of transportation policies, management procedures and operations; and
  • Coordinate, as well as lead transport development projects and implementation programs in field-offices and transport research institutions.

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