Study Transport Systems at Cranfield University

Cranfield - an Introduction

Cranfield University

Transport Systems

As an exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s award-winning research and teaching is helping to define the future of global transport.

We specialise right across the sector: air, road, rail and marine vehicles, infrastructure, businesses and logistics, as well as the human aspects of operating, managing and using transport.

Reasons to study Transport Systems with us:

Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI)

A unique £19 million test environment for the development of intelligent and autonomous vehicles is the UK’s first ‘living laboratory’ for research into connected and autonomous vehicles.

Crash Impact Centre

One of just three FIA (Federation Internationale de L’Automobile) approved test centres in the world; crash testing Formula One cars. It is where leading motorsport companies come to test their cars and recruit future engineers.

Aviation Safety

Cranfield is a recipient of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2011 for world-leading work in aviation safety. Our leading academics Professor Graham Braithwaite is a world-leading expert on air transport safety and accident investigation and regularly appears in the national and international media.

Global contribution

Cranfield develops innovative technologies and business solutions for major international organisations and conducts world-leading research for the European Commission and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). For example, our Engineering Photonics Centre is the holder of three consecutive, prestigious EPSRC Platform Grants.

Career advancement

Our alumni go on to enjoy successful careers. 96% of our graduates are in employment six months after graduation, securing jobs in some of the world’s best-known organisations including BP, Airbus, Williams F1, Rolls-Royce, PwC and Singapore Airlines.

Our specialist courses for 2018/2019 academic year:

Our master’s programmes attract students from around the world, drawn by the combination of academic excellence and strong industry focus.

Our Air Transport Management course was the first postgraduate course in the UK. Over the past 50 years 1,400 of our alumni have, and still are, influencing the development of the worldwide commercial aviation industry to ensure it is sustainable and financially viable.

See a full list of our master’s courses here

Research excellence

81% of research at Cranfield was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). We are ranked in the top five of UK universities for income from commercial research and consultancy commissions from business and industry.

Our research, with Jaguar Land Rover, as part of an £11m UK Government investment in autonomous vehicles, is developing systems for switching from autonomous to human driving.

“These collaborative projects bring some of the UK’s leading academics together with our autonomous driving team to address fundamental real-world challenges.”

Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology, Jaguar Land Rover

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Cranfield University is an impressive environment, with cutting-edge research facilities. It is situated in beautiful countryside, between Milton Keynes and Bedford, with quick and convenient links to London and major UK airports

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General funding sources

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