Transport and Traffic - E6002

Transport and Traffic

Expert master degree

The Master of Transport and Traffic is a response to the growing need for professionals with broad awareness of the characteristics and significance of transport, including its technological, economic and social impact. At the same time, the program outlines the state-of-the-art of transport engineering and planning, as it may be applied to the solution of real problems in the planning, design, management and operation of transport and traffic facilities.

The course is aimed at giving the student a thorough understanding of the nature of transport demand and the role of transport in the modern community, a familiarity with the characteristics of modern transport technology, and the ability to appraise and evaluate solutions to transport and traffic problems. To achieve these aims, the development of appropriate analytical skills and practical knowledge is stressed, together with recognition of the role of other disciplines in tackling transport-related issues.

For these reasons, the course will have particular appeal to people with a few years postgraduate experience in transport or traffic who wish to have formal education in this field. Professionals working with road, traffic or public transport authorities, or in local government and people with an interest in transport planning, traffic engineering or research will find the course to be of benefit.

The course was designed with the assistance of the Institute of Transport Studies Advisory Committee. Through this committee, which includes representatives of government departments, local government, research institutions and private firms with an interest in transport, the institute's academic staff are kept abreast of needs and opportunities related to transport and traffic education.

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Course Details

  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
  • 1.5 years (full time)
Start date Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Qualification Master of Transport and Traffic
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


Depending upon your prior qualifications and experience you may be eligible for entry credit which reduces the duration.

Entry level 1:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including engineering, science or applied science, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Entry level 2:
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, science or applied science, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 58 overall with no band lower than 50 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code E6002

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code E6002

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

The course comprises 72 points structured into two parts:

  1. Part A: Transport and Traffic planning and management and
  2. Part B: Advanced expertise

All students complete Part A. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part B.

  • Students admitted at Entry level 1 complete 72 points, comprising Part A and B
  • Students admitted at Entry level 2 complete 48 points, comprising Part A

Note: Students eligible for credit for prior studies may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.