A modern and international transport system is important for moving people, goods and information in a local, regional and (inter)national context. Moreover it is connected to economic growth! A continuous increase in traffic volumes, for passenger transport as well as freight forwarding transport, leads to major challenges concerning land use, impact on urban areas, traffic safety issues, traffic flow, atmospheric pollution and travel behaviour.
The international master programme in Transportation Sciences of Hasselt University is a multidisciplinary master programme, which trains students and practitioners to identify transportation and traffic safety issues and to come up with solutions by themselves, taking into account several parameters: economic, social, urban, environmental and infrastructural. Several transport and traffic safety issues are thus highlighted in an overall multidisciplinary perspective.
Since transportation is a cross-border field, it is also important to put the focus on the international aspects related to this domain. As a Master in Transportation Sciences we offer you the opportunity to regularly exchange views with experts and fellow students from home and abroad. Within the master programme there are teachers, both nationally and internationally recognized as experts in their field. Students in the international master in Transportation Sciences come from all over the world (Europe, Africa, Asia).
The Master of Transportation Sciences at Hasselt University is unique in that:
- it is a multidisciplinary master programme, which pays attention to economic, social, urban, environmental and infrastructural aspects;
- it takes sustainable development into account;
- it focuses on transportation, as well as on traffic safety in an international context;
- it is taught by internationally renowned professors from leading universities, specialized in traffic safety and transportation;
- it includes an optional international study visit during which students learn about and see the current best practice in solving transport problems in different countries;
- students and practitioners from different countries exchange information about transport and traffic safety problems, solutions and strategies;
- students can choose between a part-time semi-distance learning programme or a full-time on site programme.
When you apply for the Master of Transportation Sciences for practitioners, you need to choose your specialisation.
This can be either:
- Mobility Management
- Traffic Safety
The chosen specialisation will influence your study programme, as well as the topic of your master thesis.
The choice for a specialisation has to be made at the time of enrolment.
Specific admission requirements
In addition to the standard requirements the following specific requirements are applicable.
All applicants should hold at least a university diploma or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a (academic) bachelor degree, the Examination Board will consider the applications individually.
Depending on the diploma you obtained previously, you may have to do a link or preparatory programme at the start of your master programme. This can be combined with the master programme.
- if you have a professional bachelor degree, you will have to do a link programme (available for Dutch-speaking students only). Dutch-speaking students who have a professional bachelor degree can start the master programme by distance-learning, after doing a link programme. This programme is taught in Dutch at Hasselt University. It is possible to combine the link programme with the distance-learning programme.Depending on your previously obtained bachelor degree, it may be possible to obtain an exemption for 1 or more courses.
- if you have an academic bachelor degree, you will have to do a preparatory programme. This preparatory programme consists of 3 courses equaling in total 18 credits. Depending on your previously obtained bachelor degree, it may be possible to obtain an exemption for 1 or more courses. This preparatory programme is organized at the start of the academic year. In the 2nd semester, practitioners can start to take up master courses of the distance-learning programme.
2/ LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:
Sufficient knowledge of English is required and is to be certified by one of the below-mentioned tests:
- a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet base: score 79-80).
- IELTS-certificate (overall band score 6.0).
Native speakers or holders of a degree obtained in the English language are exempt from these tests.
More information on the master in Transportation Sciences can be found here: http://www.uhasselt.be/mts
More information on the master in Transportation Sciences by distance learning can be found here: http://www.uhasselt.be/UH/Master-in-Transportation-Sciences/Distance-Learning-for-Practitioners.html
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Last updated September 15, 2016