Two transport engineers review the construction of a new raised highway

Transport Engineer

Transport Engineers plan and develop transport systems to improve infrastructure efficiency and the cost effectiveness of moving people and freight.

Overview

Transport Engineers plan and develop transport systems to improve infrastructure efficiency and the cost effectiveness of moving people and freight.

Day-to-day

  • assesses present and future travel flow patterns taking into account population increases and needs changes
  • designs the physical aspects of transportation systems such as highways, railroads, urban transit, air transportation, logistical supply systems and their terminals.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Transport Engineer

  • You need a bachelor degree in civil engineering to work as a Transport Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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  • Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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