Course details

The Master of Transport and Traffic is built round four foundation units, a project and electives. The program gives you scope to study a range of topics or build a specialisation in transport planning or traffic engineering.

Foundation units (each 6 credit points)

Capstone Project

Elective Units (at least 3, each 6 credit points)

Postgraduate units from other Faculties at Monash or other Universities may also qualify as electives.

Entry and Completion Requirements

Students may choose to exit with either a Graduate Certificate in Traffic and Transport or a Graduate Diploma in Traffic and Transport and have the option to return at a later date to complete the Master of Transport and Traffic.

To be eligible for admission you must hold a Bachelors Degree in engineering or another relevant discipline. Since the transport field is fundamentally multidisciplinary, students enter this program from a range of backgrounds including engineering, science, planning and the humanities.

The course comprises 72 credit points, consisting of five core units (30 credit points) and electives. Students holding the equivalent to a Bachelor of Engineering may be eligible for up to 24 credit points of advanced standing and so those students would only need to complete 48 credit points (5 core units plus three electives) to obtain the Master of Transport and Traffic.

English Language Requirements

International Applicants must meet one of the following English language requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0); or
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18.

NOTE: If your previous degree was undertaken in English in an overseas country (other than Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, etc), and that qualification is to be used as evidence of English language proficiency, the degree needs to have been completed within 5 years of the date of the application to enter the Masters. If you do not satisfy this requirement then you need to provide your schooling evidence that the medium of instruction was undertaken in the English Language. If you do not satisfy this requirement then you need to sit the IELTS (Academic), TOEFL, etc. as advised in the Monash University English Language website.

Course description

Off-campus delivery

This program is delivered on-line, that is students study off-campus for this degree. International students can enrol in this program but they are not eligible for a student visa to live in Australia while they study. Units are delivered on-line via distance education. There are no classes to attend.

Through unit specific websites students have access to structured learning resources and complete a range of individual and/or group learning activities each week. The learning resources include video presentations, topic notes and required readings. Some units specify a required textbook. Interact on-line with academic staff and other students. You will submit your assignments on-line and take your exams at an exam venue close to your home.

Students also have access to a tailored Orientation web site which provides valuable information to assist you prepare for, and get the most from, your on-line studies. The site provides

  • an introduction to the Master of Transport and Traffic  program including a glossary of Monash terminology,
  • material to help students prepare for on-line learning,
  • time and study management advice,
  • information on assessment procedures,
  • resources for student support and wellbeing, and
  • help on resources round the university and with technology.