Overview

Transport Economics is the study of the physical movement of freight and passengers from the point of origin to the point of destination, to be at the right place, in the desired condition, at the expected time. All of these activities are key to the functioning of any economy.

Typical tasks include:

  • Implementation of transport activities
  • Interaction with client to ensure quality and timeliness of the deliverables
  • Data collection methodology, review of the design and monitoring framework
  • Financial management assessment
  • Design the fund flow and disbursement mechanisms
  • Estimate the investment risk

 

Core subjects

  • Introduction to Logistics
  • Logistics Strategies and Customer Service
  • Logistics Business Systems
  • Transportation Planning
  • International Logistics

Degree options 

BCom Transport Economics

Degree duration: 3 years, full time

Offered at

  • Mahikeng [M]

 

BCom Transport Economics- Extended Programme

Degree duration: 4 years, full time

Offered at

  • Mahikeng [M]

Admission requirements 

BCom Transport Economics

  • APS: 24
  • Mathematics: Level 3 (40%)
  • English: Level 4 (50%)

 

BCom Transport Economics- Extended Programme

 

  •  APS: 20
  • Mathematical literacy: Level 4 (50%)
  • English: Level 3 (40%)

 

Career oppertunities 

  • Logistics management
  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Freight forwarder
  • Warehousing
  • Stock control
  • Public transport planner/scheduler/modeller
  • Traffic and travel impact assessor
  • National government, provincial, district and local municipality

 

Postgraduate Studies

Post-graduate studies in Economic Sciences includes

  • BCom Honours Degree 
  • MCom and
  • PhD

These post-graduate degrees are offered at

  • Potchefstroom [P] 

For information on the  admission requirements please see the yearbook