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Fields of Study: Transport Services

by on June 13, 2024 | Career Guide

Fields of Study: Transport Services -

Would you like to learn to plan, design and develop an efficient transport system, fix things, use data to investigate and solve transport problems, and help friends and family to plan their travel routes?

What’s It About ?

This field is the study of how to operate, navigate and direct road/land transport, ships, aircraft, trains and other forms of transportation.

Road transport involves the study of road motor vehicle operations, driving education programmes and the provision of road transport services. Similarly, aviation courses focus on aircraft operation and maintenance, aviation safety and management, air traffic control, and pilot and cabin crew training.

Those interested in pursuing a maritime education will learn ship operations, shipping and port management, marine surveying, navigation technology, nautical science, maritime law and safety policies, and the transportation of goods by sea. Courses in mail operations typically include learning about postal operations and transit, postal supply chain, network planning and mail systems management. For railway operations, you will learn about concepts and principles of rail operations and safety standards in railway management.

This field of study also includes courses in transportation and logistics management which focus on the efficient transport of people, products or materials.


Possible Occupations

  • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
  • Air Traffic Controllers
  • Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
  • Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • Airfield Operations Specialists
  • Airline Pilots, Co-pilots, and Flight Engineers
  • Automotive Body Repairers
  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
  • Aviation Inspectors
  • Avionics Technicians
  • Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
  • Captains, Mates, and Pilots
  • Cargo and Freight Agents
  • Commercial Divers
  • Crane and Tower Operators
  • Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
  • Freight and Cargo Inspectors
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
  • Locomotive Engineers
  • Logisticians
  • Logistics Analysts
  • Logistics Managers
  • Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
  • Motor Vehicle Operators
  • Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • Operating Engineers
  • Ship Engineers
  • Storage and Distribution Managers
  • Supervisors of Helpers, Labourers, and Material Movers

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Courses Offered In This Field


Courses and Careers in Transport Services
Courses and Careers in Transport Services

Do you like technology and fixing thing? Does planning come naturally to you? Do cars, planes, trains, ships and buses fascinate you? Whether it’s on land, air or sea, a career in transport services could move you up. Read more here.

Career Options in Transport Services

So you wanna be a Deck Officer

So you wanna be a Deck Officer

Have you always wanted to work on board a ship? Are you physically fit and not afraid to step out of your comfort zone? Are you looking for a career with good long-term prospects and a good pay? Does hard work and following orders sound like what you’d be happy doing? Here’s a career option that could be right for you.

So You Wanna Be a Logistics and Distribution Manager

So You Wanna Be a Logistics and Distribution Manager

The transport of goods, services and people from one location to another is an important part of many different sectors and industries. If you’re analytical, flexible, and enjoy coordinating and overseeing a process to its completion, you could have the traits needed for a career in logistics and distribution. Read more here.

What are Aviation Careers?

What are Aviation Careers?

The aviation sub-field is divided into areas such as aeronautics, pilot training, and aviation mechanics. Aeronautics programmes prepare you for various aviation careers, including pilot and management positions. Read more here.

So You Wanna Be a Pilot

Did you know...? KLM is the world's oldest airline, established in 1919, and Qantas the second-oldest (1920). Also, pilots and co-pilots are required to eat different meals in case of food poisoning. And, the maximum speed of a Boeing 747 is 955 km/h! If flying and excitement is take you to cloud nine and you're not intimidated by the responsibility, why not consider a career as a pilot?

Must-Read Articles on Transport Services

How Much You Should Expect To Be Paid When You Graduate In Services

How Much You Should Expect To Be Paid When You Graduate In Services

If you’ve just graduated or will be graduating soon, you might be wondering how much salary to expect when applying for your first job in Services. Here is a guide to the average salary of entry level job in Malaysia for Services according to’s 2017 salary report.

What Is Automotive Technology?

What Is Automotive Technology?

Did you know? The average car has over 30,000 parts; windshield wipers were invented by a woman (Mary Anderson invented windshield wipers in 1903); and Google has been conducting testing for self driving cars since 2009? If you are: crazy about cars, can spend hours looking under the hood of a car, and love fixing things with your hands – why not consider a career in automotive technology?

What Is Logistics Management?

What Is Logistics Management?

Logistics is all about getting things from one place to another. Well, that sounds simple if you’re just driving to the shops and back for a can of soft drink, but logistics is bigger and more impressive than that. The people who work in logistics also need to figure out the fastest and most cost efficient way of moving things from point A to point B. Read more here.

Transport Services

Transport Services

This field prepares or develops the abilities of individuals to plan, provide and maintain efficient transport systems and understand the interaction between transport systems and urban development. It includes the study of road transportation, aviation, ship operation and mail operation in areas such as evaluation of cost and capacity of transportation networks; planning, design and operation of transport facilities; public transport systems; traffic operations and control; and logistics and shipping. Read more here.

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