Title of the Programme
The programme shall be master of engineering in highway and transportation engineering
This on-line programme was developed in conjunction with industry partners Department of Transport, the Local Authority Services and subject matter experts, and is aimed at preparing engineering graduates including local authority engineers, consultants and contractors with the knowledge, skills and competences required for an accredited postgraduate award in road and transport engineering. The M Eng. is currently undergoing the process of accreditation with Engineers Burkina Faso. The learning is a mix of online lectures, on-campus workshops and project assignments. Transportation engineers are an integral part of the way in which people, products and everything in between are able to move and have access to the world! Earning a master’s in transportation Highway and transportation engineering gives students the knowledge and skills needed to design, develop, and improve highways, streets, transit systems, airfields, harbours, ports and railways. Students gain an understanding of transportation technology, global economics, politics, planning, and social-related factors that will have an impact on each of their projects. The integration of these fields of study with transport systems and traffic design result in highly qualified graduates who are able to implement change and improvement in the transportation industry.
Highway and Transportation Engineering is the application of scientific principles and technologies to the planning, design, analysis, operation, and management of transportation systems e.g. highway, urban transit, air, rail and water, in order to provide for the movement of people and goods from one place to another in a safe and efficient manner. Highway and Transportation Engineering Master’s programme have a strong foundation in traffic engineering, transportation planning, transportation economics, public transportation systems, and intelligent transportation systems. Students will gain technical knowledge and understand the theory and concepts involved in transportation. The different career options for graduates can be divided between the following three disciplines: creation, maintenance and development. Some may go on to creating a new system or building a new train or look after existing fleets of vehicles and investigate how to create more efficient engines and vehicles that can carry more people and use less fuel.