Why study Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions at the EIT Urban Mobility Master School?
The world’s cities are changing. New technologies, business models, and global sustainability goals are transforming our cities and how we move. Today’s urban planners and transport engineers face an array of challenges and are needed to take advantage of such transformations to help create urban environments that consume fewer resources, contribute less to climate change, and support more liveable and healthy neighborhoods. Addressing such challenges requires embracing complexity and competence beyond the traditional urban planning and civil engineering disciplines, including entrepreneurial skills to steer innovations into practice. The Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions program provides such experience, preparing students to become the next urban innovators and leaders in urban mobility.
Who can apply?
The Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions program welcomes students with an array of backgrounds and experiences. The program is ideal for students with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Geoinformation Technology, Urban Planning, Geography, and/or Economics. Additional disciplines are welcome, provided students have a solid foundation in quantitative approaches to solving problems and verifiable experience in programming, calculus, linear algebra, and mathematical statistics.
How is the program structured?
All programs at the EIT Urban Mobility Master School follow the same scheme:
Students study one year each at two different universities–the “entry” university and the “exit” university. All options are located at a leading university in Europe in the field of urban mobility.
Graduating students will be awarded two officially recognized Master of Science degrees, from each of the two universities. Moreover, the program is designed so that students may attain the qualifications for a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.*
During the first-year studies, students will be introduced to Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and participate in an extended Challenge Project. During the same year, students will acquire essential technical skills for working with urban mobility challenges.
Between the first and second year, students will participate in a Summer School applying new skills to two different cities within Europe.
In the second year, students will choose from several more specialized courses in both technical contents as well as innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will also participate in a shorter challenge project that includes an internship at a company or organization working to meet urban mobility challenges. To complete their degree, in the second year, students will carry out an independent master thesis, combining and demonstrating their full set of technical and entrepreneurial skills.
You will have a wide range of career opportunities, within the public and private sector, as well as have the know-how to start your own business or conduct rigorous research.
Where can I study Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions?
The available universities for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions program are**:
Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
The Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
UPC Barcelona Tech, Spain
**Please note, not all combinations may be possible.
What are the career opportunities?
The Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions program is aimed to educate, inspire, and unite future leaders in the Urban Mobility Sector. The skills learned in this program are in high demand in cities, transport authorities, research institutes, and industries across Europe and worldwide. As a graduate, you will be an adaptable team player with a diverse set of analytical skills and theoretical knowledge in the field of urban mobility.
To qualify for admission, applicants need to fulfill the admission requirements, which are a complete and suitable Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of studies (see specific requirements) and proof of English language proficiency.
Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university.
Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and if qualified, receive a conditional acceptance.
If you have not completed your studies, please include a written statement from the degree administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled in the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date – which should be before the start of the Master's program.
If you receive a conditional offer, you should present your degree certificate to your entry university before enrollment at the latest. Applicants following longer technical programs and who have completed courses equivalent to an amount of 180 ECTS, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applications Dates and Deadlines
The application process is divided into two periods and only one application per intake is possible:
17 November 2020 – 1 February 2021
15 February 2021 – 16 April 2021
Applicants in period 1 have the opportunity to apply for two different programs. This means that in case you are not recommended for your first choice program, you could have the opportunity to be transferred to your second choice.
Please note that application period 2 is not recommended for applicants who require an EU study visa due to time constraints.