Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Transport and Business Management

School of Civil and Building Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

This course equips you with a thorough and practical knowledge of the economic, social and technological aspects of the main modes of transport, so that you will be able to play a full part in their future development.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year
  • Industry Accreditation

BSc (Hons)

Transport and Business Management

School of Civil and Building Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

This course equips you with a thorough and practical knowledge of the economic, social and technological aspects of the main modes of transport, so that you will be able to play a full part in their future development.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 1st in the UK  for engineering placements (2014/15 HESA UG Student Record)
  • 98% of graduates in work or further studies (2014 graduates)
  • Ranked 2nd for Building (The Tomes Good University Guide 2016)
  • Ranked 2nd in UK for learning resources and personal development (NSS 2015)

The course covers the principles of managing the human and technical resources required in operating transport systems and the importance of transport in relation to the economy and society.

This is examined in terms of the numerous benefits and costs of transport in general and of the relative merits of the different methods of moving passengers and freight.

The course is multidisciplinary, embracing the fundamental principles and applications of planning, management, economics and technology. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich N921
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time N920
Assessment

Students are assessed by a combination of coursework and written examinations or, particularly in the final year, by coursework and presentation. The final year project is assessed by a written report and an oral exam.

Selection

Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS form. All candidates have an opportunity to visit the School.

Graduate destinations

Graduates choose from a wide range of employment possibilities including passenger and logistics companies in all modes of transport, local and central Government, and transport consultancy organisations. Academically gifted students are encouraged to undertake postgraduate studies within the School.

Course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Communication           
  • Introduction to Transport Systems                                                                      
  • Introduction to Management                                                                              
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Air Transport
  • Management Finance for the Transport Industry                                               

 Semester 2

  • Introduction to Logistics                                                                                      
  • Transport and Society 
  • Introduction to Transport Economics                                                                  
  • Management Statistics                                                                                       
  • Road Transport Technology                                                                                 

Optional Modules

Choose one from

  • Air Transport Technology                                                                                                                 
  • Or Language module (at the appropriate level)                                                                             
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Global Logistics and Management                                                                     
  • Quantitative Analysis in Transport                                                                      
  • Economics of Transport                                                                                       
  • Airline Business Strategies                                                                                 

Optional Modules

Choose one from

  • Management Principles and Practice                                                                                              
  • Airport Planning          
  • Language module (at the appropriate level)                                                                                  

Semester 2

  • Supply Chain Management                                                                                 
  • Transport Planning      
  • Transport and the Environment                                                                          
  • Transport Research Methods                                                                              
  • Project Appraisal         

Optional Modules

Choose one from

  • Airport Operations
  • Language module (at the appropriate level)                                                                                   10
Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study. 

 

Final year

Semester 1

  • Research Dissertation
  • Transport Policy           
  • Transport Demand Management                                                                        
  • Applied Research Methods                                                                                  

Optional modules

Choose two from

  • Aviation Finance          
  • Airline Marketing        
  • Airline Operations       

Semester 2

  • Research Dissertation
  • Sustainable Cities and Transport                                                                        
  • Public Transport Operations                                                                                

Optional Modules

Modules with a total weight of 20 credits from

  • Aviation Safety             10
  • Airport Management   20
  • Infrastructure Engineering  10                                                                            

 

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: N921 BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
BBB or ABC from 3 A-Levels
SQA AH
BB, plus Highers majority A grades
IB
32 points minimum with 5 5 5 at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C

UCAS code: N920 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
BBB or ABC from 3 A-Levels
SQA AH
BB, plus Highers majority A grades
IB
32 points minimum with 5 5 5 at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band A) £14,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Industrial training

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements sending over 45% more students on placement than any other university (2013 HESA student record)

This course includes the option of a paid year working in industry. The School’s close links with industrial partners means we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing and securing their placement.

The year in industry can provide many benefits. Placement students earn a salary, typically over £16,500 per annum, and many are offered a permanent job with their host company when they graduate.

Recent companies who have employed placement students from this course include British Airways, DHL Aviation, Eurovia, Fly Dubai and Network Rail.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: N921

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: N920

Our students

Monika S

“I did a placement in Belgium at Airports Council International. It was a tremendous experience that gave me an insight into how the real world works.”

Ron R

“I think the resources that are available to students at Loughborough are brilliant, with facilities and online resources as well as staff to help you when you need it.”

Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

Chloe T

"Loughborough University had the highest reputation for my course. This was important to me because Air Transport Management is such a specialist topic area."

Gráinne M

“There is a reason that Loughborough University has been voted best for student experience six years in a row!”

Howard B

“Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.”

James C

“Loughborough is an amazing place to study and a great place to live.”

Jonathon L

“If I had to choose one thing I like most about being a student at Loughborough, it would be the sense of pride that comes with being a student at one of the UK’s top universities. I love it here!”

Jonathan B

“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

“I am starting a graduate job at British Airways in September 2016. I believe that having such a specific degree gave me a significant advantage over other applicants.”

Monika S

“I did a placement in Belgium at Airports Council International. It was a tremendous experience that gave me an insight into how the real world works.”

Ron R

“I think the resources that are available to students at Loughborough are brilliant, with facilities and online resources as well as staff to help you when you need it.”

Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

Chloe T

"Loughborough University had the highest reputation for my course. This was important to me because Air Transport Management is such a specialist topic area."

Gráinne M

“There is a reason that Loughborough University has been voted best for student experience six years in a row!”

Howard B

“Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.”

James C

“Loughborough is an amazing place to study and a great place to live.”

Jonathon L

“If I had to choose one thing I like most about being a student at Loughborough, it would be the sense of pride that comes with being a student at one of the UK’s top universities. I love it here!”

Jonathan B

“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

“I am starting a graduate job at British Airways in September 2016. I believe that having such a specific degree gave me a significant advantage over other applicants.”