MSc in Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics

Linköping University

Program Description

MSc in Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics

Linköping University

This programme focusses on the integration of IT and telecommunications into transport and logistics systems, with the aim of increasing efficiency, safety, mobility and customer satisfaction while reducing environmental impact.

Through a multi-disciplinary approach, you will acquire the skills to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner. The programme provides the tools required to understand, develop and control future transport and logistics systems through the use of optimisation, simulation and geographical information systems. You will study traffic and supply-chain modelling, mobile and wireless telecommunications, road safety and project management.

Programme description

This programme focusses on the integration of IT and telecommunications into transport and logistics systems, with the aim of increasing efficiency, safety, mobility and customer satisfaction while reducing environmental impact.

Well-designed transport and logistics systems are fundamental to individual mobility, commerce, welfare and economic growth. With ever-increasing volumes of traffic and goods, future transport systems face a huge challenge: How to balance the need for speedy, efficient and sustainable transport with the negative impacts of congestion, pollution and fatalities?

The answer lies in a tighter integration of telecommunications and information technology into vehicles and physical road infrastructure. This programme provides the engineering and managerial skills required to design, plan, analyse and manage transport and logistics systems.

Through a multi-disciplinary approach, you will acquire the skills to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner. The programme provides the tools required to understand, develop and control future transport and logistics systems through the use of optimisation, simulation and geographical information systems. You will study traffic and supply‑chain modelling, mobile and wireless telecommunications, road safety and project management.

For the second and third terms, you may choose between the Traffic profile and the Logistics profile. The final term is dedicated to your thesis, which is usually written in close collaboration with a company, city or government body.

You need strong maths skills and an analytical mind: programming experience is a distinct advantage. You will carry out group-based lab practicals and project work. Many courses are continuously assessed through hand-in assignments and reports. Oral and written communication is an integral part of the programme, to prepare students for international management positions.

You will be at the front line of Swedish transportation research. Linköping University is the coordinating university of the Swedish National Postgraduate School of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). The university is also a member of ITS-EduNet, the network for Training and Education on Intelligent Transport Systems.

Career opportunities

With your engineering profile and transport systems expertise, you will have a wide choice of challenging career opportunities. Many of our alumni work as traffic engineers, employed by a city or as consultants. You may also become a logistics manager with a production company, controlling the entire logistics chain. Another option is to work for a technology company that develops traffic and transport systems, like Ericsson, where your knowledge will be very useful. Students will also be well prepared for a research career.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 27, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
126,000 SEK
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Deadline
Jan. 16, 2017
Late applications might be considered.
Start date Aug. 2017
Place
Sweden Norrköping
Application deadline Jan. 16, 2017
Late applications might be considered.
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 126,000 SEK
All others (per academic year) ; Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees
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