Singapore University of Social Sciences

Public Transport Management

Public Transport Management (UTM509)

Applications Open: 01 April 2021

Applications Close: 31 May 2021

Next Available Intake: July 2021

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


Public transport is an essential public service and is necessary for cities to function. It is an operational and institutional concept related to the movement of large numbers of people between relatively fixed locations. This course provides an understanding of the strategic role and importance of public transport among cities. The course focuses on methodologies for vehicle and personnel scheduling, methods of evaluating public transport lines and networks, system management and regulation, and the entire planning process, including travel demand forecasting as well as comparison and selection of transport modes.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Public transport and the evolution of cities
  • Public transport systems and technologies
  • Institutional and organizational framework
  • Estimating public transport ridership
  • Network planning and integration
  • Bus service management and operations
  • Rail service management and operations
  • Paratransit services
  • Pricing and fare policies
  • System performance and benchmarking
  • Case studies

Learning Outcome

  • Analyse the development of public transport and the evolution of cities
  • Examine the various classifications of public transport and related technologies
  • Criticise the different approaches to estimating public transport demand
  • Evaluate the performance of bus and rail services using key service indicators
  • Formulate new public transport plans to improve urban mobility
  • Estimate public transport ridership
  • Propose an improvement of bus and rail service management and operations
  • Inspect Pricing and fare policies
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