Transport Planning Course, Eligibility, Top Colleges, Career Options

Transport Planning is a post-graduate Architecture Engineering course. Transport Planning is a field involved with the operation, provision and management of facilities and services for the modes of transport to achieve safer, faster, comfortable, convenient, economical and environment-friendly movement of people and goods. It is a prediction of usage demand in future travel and to ensure all the necessary facilities and services to cater to that demand. Transport planning is highly essential in shaping cities, enabling economic activities, promoting community interaction, and enhancing quality of life. It is also essential for sustainable development and ensuring safe accessibility at various levels for all individuals.

Highlights:

Course level

Post Graduate

Exam type

Semester

Duration

2 Years

Admission process

The admission process may vary from one institute to another.

Eligibility

Aspiring students should have passed a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture with at least 50% marks of equivalent CGPA

Courses and Eligibility:

Course

Duration

Eligibility

Entrance

Postgraduate/Master's Degree 2 Years Minimum educational qualification required to pursue this course is – completed B.Arch./B.Plan./B.E. or B.Tech. Civil Engineering/Master’s Degree in Statistics, Economics or Operations Research. CEPT University Test,University Entrance

Top Recruiter:

  • Academic Institutes
  • Business Development Companies
  • Logistics department
  • Trade Center
  • Transportation Companies

Admission Process:

The admission process may vary from one institute to another. Some institutes are known to conduct a merit-based admission process. Some other institutes are known to conduct a direct admission process.

Syllabus:

Compulsory subject

  • Transport Planning and Policy
  • Principles of Transport Modelling
  • Understanding Travel Behaviour
  • Transport Data Collection and Analysis
  • Sustainable Land-Use and Transport Planning
  • Dissertation

Optional Subject:

  • Analyzing Transport and Society
  • Global Issues in Transport
  • Green Logistics
  • Public Transport Planning and Management
  • Safety of Road Transport
  • Stated Preference Analysis Method
  • Traffic Management
  • Transport in Development
  • Transport Investment Appraisal
  • Transport and Urban Modelling
  • Traffic Network Modelling
  • Funding for project

Skills Required:

  • Creativity
  • Good mathematical ability
  • Awareness of current social and environmental issues
  • Keen observation
  • Flexibility and patience
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Scientific temper
  • Ability to sketch
  • Ability to understand complicated legal language related to the profession
  • Leadership
  • Physical stamina and supervisory skills

Top Entrances

Career and Job Prospect:

Job Profile 

Job Description

Annual Salary

Planning Consultant Working within the planning system (typically for the local planning authority) helping in the administration and enforcement of the planning process, determining planning applications and developing local planning policy and local plans. Or Working as consultants for clients. 13 Lakhs
Planning Manager Supervises requirements planning for the department, division, project, or organization. Supervises other planning personnel, such as consultants and developers. Prepares budget and oversees expenditures. Sets goals, policies, and procedures for pr 6-10 Lakhs
Transportation Engineer Transportation engineers focus on the design, construction and maintenance of transport systems. Evaluate plans and proposals drafted by other engineers and make changes if necessary.  3-4 Lakhs
Town Planner Involved in the management and development of cities, towns, villages and the countryside. Your aim will be to balance the conflicting demands of housing, industrial development, agriculture, recreation, transport and the environment, in order to allow appropriate development to take place. 5-6 Lakhs

FAQs:

Q: What are the essential functions of the Transportation Planning Branch (TPB)?
A:
Mission is to provide multimodal transportation planning services to municipalities, counties, regions, MPOs (Metropolitan Planning Organizations) and RPOs (Rural Planning Organizations), and statewide coverage of quality traffic count information using innovative

analysis and traffic data collection methods.

Q: What are the top Private company recruiters?
A:
 There are lots of companies who provide job to these degree holder.some of these are mentioned below:

  • DHL.
  • Blue Dart.
  • Agarwal Packers and movers.
  • Chartered logistics.
  • TNT express.
  • All cargo Logistics Limited.
  • DTDC.
  • Gati.

Q: What is the admission process?
A:
 The admission Process may vary from one institute to another. Some institutes are known to conduct a merit-based admission process. Some other institutes are known to conduct a direct admission process.

Q: What is the scope for the future?
A:
 There are a lot of opportunities for transportation planning in both Government and corporate sectors in India. The incorporate sector, providing employee transportation has become a key objective. Using technology-enabled solutions has provided better routing and rostering resulting in a reduction of employee travel time.More and more companies have started to provide transport to its staff in cities like Bangalore, Pune for safe travel to the staff/employees which involves a ton of planning.

Q: What is transportation engineering and transportation planning?
A:
 Transportation engineering refers to the design and operations of transportation infrastructure. This can range from traffic operations (i.e. signal timing), road/rail design, or even transit/bus/rail schedule. Transportation engineers often have to do a lot of modeling (i.e. travel forecast modeling, traffic impact studies, traffic modeling), so this is a very numbers-heavy profession.

Transportation planning refers to the policy of transportation infrastructure. This can be anything from how to create better land-use plans near transportation, writing circulation plans for future transport infrastructure, creating transportation demand management strategies (i.e. parking pricing, congestion pricing), planning future bus lines/stops, deciding transit frequencies/headways, etc.

Q: What is transportation policy?
A:
 Transport policy deals with the development of a set of constructs and propositions that are established to achieve particular objectives relating to social, economic and environmental development, and the functioning and performance of the transport system.

Q: Is there any scope for further education?
A:
yes,for further education you can pursue Ph.D.

Q: what the skills required?
A:
skills are given below:

  • Creativity
  • Good mathematical ability
  • Awareness of current social and environmental issues
  • Keen observation
  • Flexibility and patience
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Scientific temper
  • Ability to sketch
  • Ability to understand complicated legal language related to the profession
  • Leadership
  • Physical stamina and supervisory skills

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