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School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering (ABCE)

Transport and Urban Planning

Your careers team

Careers Network is here to support you by providing information, advice, guidance, events and opportunities to enable you to secure placements, work experience, self-employment and graduate careers.

Working closely with your academic school, our team of experts ensures that every student has access to careers advice.  As well as large careers fairs, we hold sector-specific events, involving employers and Loughborough alumni, to help you make valuable connections and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles. 

To find out more about what we do and how we can support you, visit Meet the team

Details of the Placements Officers for your school can be found here.

We look forward to supporting throughout your Loughborough journey.

Key skills developed during your degree

  • Ability to research and analyse
  • Communication skills, written and verbal
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Creativity and problem solving ability
  • Financial and commercial awareness
  • Interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Languages (optional module)
  • Numeracy and computer literacy
  • Organisation, time-management and planning skills
  • Project management (planning and managing projects effectively)
  • Understanding of effective leadership skills and management
  • Understanding of health and safety
  • Knowledge of planning processes, law and policy

Career options

Career areas related to the Transport courses include:

Career areas related to Urban Planning courses include:

Careers where your degree would be useful:

The Transport and Urban Planning course degrees develop many skills that are valued by employers in a variety of sectors, including travel and tourism, financial services, economic development, urban regeneration, environmental protection, consultancy and management and information technology.

  • Remember 60% of graduate roles are open to all disciplines.

*You can also look at other course pages depending on other modules you have taken and/or are interested in*

 

Further study

Further study at Loughborough University:

The School of Civil and Building Engineering have a Postgraduate Taught Master's programme you can apply to:

The school also offers postgraduate research opportunities.

Further study elsewhere:

 Postgraduate taught programmes:

PhD opportunities:

Professional development websites:

CILT Professional Development and Training

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Transport graduates do?

Six months after graduating in 2017…

For Transport Courses

  • Main activity: 91% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
  • Mean salary: £26,125 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
  • Industry locations (professional level roles): 40% stayed in the East Midlands, 27% in London, 7% in the North West, 7% in the South East, 7% in Wales, 7% in the West Midlands, and 7% in Yorkshire & the Humber.
  • Industry sectors (professional level roles): 40% were in transport and storage, 20% were in manufacturing, 13% in information and communication, 13% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 7% were in public administration and defence; compulsory social security, 7% were in wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles.

Employers included:

Amazon, Arriva UK Bus, CargoLogicManagement, Caterpillar, Central England Cooperative, CH2M Hill, DHL Aviation, Elekta, Infrastructure Planning and Design Ltd, Manchester Airport, Masabi, PatSnap, Roll-Royce, Royal Air Force, Tracsis Plc.

Roles included:

Airport Planner, Area Manager, Business Development Analyst, Commercial Graduate, Graduate Management Trainee, Graduate Transport Planner, Ground Operations and Project Support, Material Planner, Network Planner, Pilot, Rail Operations Analyst, Technical Administrator.

Further Study included:

MSc Management, MSc International Management, PhD in Civil Engineering

 

For Urban Planning Courses

The Urban Planning courses are new, with their first students graduating in 2024. For representative destination figures for the School as a whole, please see figures provided in the 'Civil and Building Engineering: Where do graduates go?' drop down here.

Further information

Resources to research career areas

Websites:

Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs

Students have the option of taking a year-long placement in industry which provides an invaluable opportunity to develop skills and practical first hand industry experience.

Additionally, we advertise many opportunities for summer internships and encourage students to gain experience valuable in the workplace through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, committee memberships, work-shadowing and part-time work.

Other useful links:

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):