Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Transport and Business Management

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich N921 BBB or ABC 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time N920 BBB or ABC 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

98%

of employed graduates in professional or managerial roles

DLHE 2015

2nd

in the UK for Building

The Times Good University Guide 2017

Top 5

in UK for overall student satisfaction

£27,000

average starting salary

Transport and Business Management course overview

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.

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.

Facilities

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Modules


Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 1

  • Development of Communication and Learning Skills
  • Introduction to Transport Systems
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Air Transport
  • Transport and Society

 

Semester 2

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Logistics
  • Management Finance for the Transport Industry
  • Introduction to Transport Economics
  • Management Statistics
  • Road Transport Technology
Optional modules (choose one)
  • Air Transport Technology
  • Or Language module (at the appropriate level)

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 1

  • Transport Planning
  • Quantitative Analysis in Transport
  • Economics of Transport
  • Airline Business Strategies
Optional modules (choose one)
  • Management Principles and Practice
  • Airport Planning
  • Language module (at the appropriate level)

Semester 2

Semester 2

  • Global Logistics and Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport and the Environment
  • Transport Research Methods
  • Project Appraisal
Optional modules (choose one)
  • Airport Operations
  • Language module (at the appropriate level)

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.


Final year

Semester 1

Semester 1

  • Research Dissertation
  • Transport Policy
  • Transport Demand Management
Optional modules (choose two)
  • Aviation Finance
  • Airline Marketing
  • Airline Operations
  • Sustainable Aviation

Semester 2

Semester 2

  • Research Dissertation
  • Sustainable Cities and Transport
  • Public Transport Operations
Optional modules (choose a total weight of 20 credits)
  • Aviation Safety (10 credits)
  • Airport Management (20 credits)
  • Infrastructure Engineering (10 credits)

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.


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.

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

N921 Transport and Business Management - BSc (Hons) DIS

A-Level
BBB or ABC
IB
32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDM
Relevant subjects include Engineering or Business
GCSE
Minimum 5 GCSEs (A*-C) (9-4) including Mathematics and English Language Grade C/4

N920 Transport and Business Management - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
BBB or ABC
IB
32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDM
Relevant subjects include Engineering or Business
GCSE
Minimum 5 GCSEs (A*-C) (9-4) including Mathematics and English Language Grade C/4

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

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.

Industrial placements

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.

Our students

Anthony

Course

Transport and Business Management

Department

Civil and Building Engineering

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

2nd

Gráinne

Course

Transport and Business Management

Department

Civil and Building Engineering

Qualifications

BSc

Year of Study

Final

Howard

Course

Transport and Business Management

Department

Civil and Building Engineering

Qualifications

BSc

Year of Study

Final

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