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Courses and Careers in Transport Services

by on February 10, 2016 | Top Stories, Career Guide

Looking for a career in transport services? Here is a list of courses you could take in Malaysia.

Private institutions of higher education Course
Management & Science University Diploma in Nautical Studies
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur BSc (Hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology Bac. of Business (Hons) in Logistics Management
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Bac. of Business (Hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
UCSI University BA (Hons) Logistics Management
University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Perak BSc (Hons) Logistics and International Shipping
Polytechnic, MOHE
Politeknik Nilai Diploma in Logistics Management & Networking Supply
Politeknik Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Diploma in Logistics Management & Networking Supply
Politeknick Seberang Perai Diploma in Logistics Management & Networking Supply
Public University, MOHE
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Bac. of Management (Maritime)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Bsc (Nautical Science and Maritime Transportation)

Aircraft maintenance courses

Nilai University
Management & Science University
Tafe College Seremban

8 Signs a Career in Transport Services could be for You

Courses and Careers in Transport Services -

  1. You like to fix things, and solve puzzles and problems
  2. You like to help people
  3. Technology rocks your world
  4. You care about the environment
  5. Learning new things and coming up with new ideas excite you
  6. You're always the one in charge of planning your family's vacation route
  7. You like to plan and keep things running smoothly
  8. When you were young, your favourite toys were your collection of toy planes, trains, cars, bikes, boats... in fact, you still play with them now

The field of transport services is a larger network than you may think. Check out these pathways and see if it's up your alley!

Pathway What you might do Courses you can take

Traffic Engineering, Analysis, and Safety

Example Careers:

  • City engineer
  • Computer programmer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Safety engineer or manager
  • Traffic engineer
  • Traffic systems analyst
  • Transportation engineer or planner
  • Analyse a problem intersection to reduce crashes
  • Design a highway expansion to reduce congestion
  • Develop signing and striping plans
  • Forecast travel demand
  • Plan bus routes and operations
  • Plan facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Computer Science,
  • Electrical Engineering

Vehicle Design and Engineering

Example Careers:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Computer engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Safety engineer
  • Vehicle dynamics engineer
  • Design electric or hybrid vehicles
  • Design engines that get better mileage
  • Develop technology that prevents crashes
  • Evaluate vehicles for safety
  • Use a simulator to study driver distraction
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Planning and Policy

Example Careers:

  • Aviation analyst or planner
  • City, town, or regional planner
  • Community development planner
  • Economist
  • Geographer
  • Policy/regulatory analyst
  • Safety coordinator or manager
  • Transportation planner


  • Analyse the economic impacts of a new transit line
  • Coordinate safety programmes and training
  • Develop bike and pedestrian facilities
  • Ensure that a project preserves a community's scenic and historical resources
  • Plan a region's road or transit system
  • Promote sustainable land use and development
  • Plan ways to meet the needs of people who don't drive
  • Applied Economics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geography
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Public Policy
  • Town Planning


Environmental Preservation and Sustainability

Example Careers:

  • Biofuels or low-carbon fuels specialist
  • Conservation programmes coordinator
  • Environmental engineer
  • Industrial ecologist
  • Landscape architect
  • Roadside vegetation specialist
  • Sustainability engineer
  • Water resources engineer
  • Design bike and pedestrian facilities
  • Develop biofuels
  • Evaluate environmental products and processes
  • Maintain infrastructure to reduce stormwater runoff
  • Monitor air quality and pollution
  • Recommend plants that thrive along roadsides
  • Reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Agronomy and Plant Genetics
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


Supply Chain and Freight Management

Example Careers:

  • Carrier or fleet manager
  • Freight operations manager
  • Economist
  • Freight research manager
  • Freight specialist
  • Industrial engineer
  • Logistics analyst or manager
  • Supply chain manager or director
  • Supply/demand planner
  • Transportation coordinator
  • Coordinate shipping with multiple carriers
  • Find ways to reduce your firm's carbon footprint
  • Manage distribution for a global corporation
  • Negotiate rates and contracts
  • Oversee inventory and quality control
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Shipping
  • Transportation Management

Adapted from: University of Minnesota, Is a Career in Transportation for You?

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