MSc Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions


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Program Description

A new Double Degree program in Urban Mobility which will not only give you the education urgently needed by industry and cities, but also a valuable network and a truly international experience.

  • The program integrates leading technological knowledge with training and practice in innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • You study the first year in one partner university and the second in another, awarding you with a double degree as well as an EIT Label Certificate.
  • Included in the curriculum is a unique summer school addressing critical real-life challenges while visiting two European cities.
  • Also, internships at companies and cities across Europe are part of the curriculum.

Why study Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions?

The world’s cities are changing, but not enough. New technology, business models, and global priorities are transforming the way we get around, and regional planners and urban engineers are under pressure to prepare for and exploit these transformations to help bring about an urban environment that consumes fewer scarce resources, contributes less to climate change, and provides more liveable neighborhoods and workplaces. To accomplish this requires competence beyond the traditional urban planning and civil engineering disciplines, along with entrepreneurial skills to drive change that puts innovations into practice.

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 master’s degrees, one from each of those 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 given an introduction 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 located in Europe.
  • In the second year, students will choose from several more specialized courses in both technical content and 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.
  • Finally, also in the second year, students will carry out their own master thesis work, combining and demonstrating their full set of technical and entrepreneurial skills.

*Subject to upcoming EIT approval process.


Where can I study Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions?

For applicants to Autumn 2020, you can start and end the program in one of four universities. Mobility from one university to another between Year 1 and Year 2 is compulsory.

  • Aalto University, Helsinki
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • Technological University of Eindhoven
  • UPC Barcelona Tech

What are the career opportunities?

An inclusive, resilient, and sustainable urban transport system is crucial to creating a liveable and prosperous city. The skills learned in this program are highly demanded by city and transport authorities and industries across Europe and worldwide, with an increasing trend of new and inter-sectoral employment domains. The possible future careers for graduates include city planner/stakeholder, experiment manager, technology strategist, public participation coordinator, policy advocate, and adviser.

Who can apply?

To qualify for admission you should have a Bachelor of Science or be in your last year of studies of:

  • Engineering, Information Science, Computer Science, Statistics or Geoinformation Technology.
  • In addition, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions program welcomes applicants with a BSc in Urban Planning, Geography, or Economics, provided they have a proven track record in programming, calculus, linear algebra, and mathematical statistics.

If you have a bachelor’s degree that differs from our recommended degrees, you are still welcome to apply by explaining how your academic and professional background suits the specific program you are interested in.

How can I apply?

We have two application periods:

Period 1

  • 12 December 2019 – 3 February 2020

Period 2

  • 17 February 2020 – 17 April 2020

Please note that application period two is not recommended for applicants who require an EU study visa due to time constraints.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Tuition fees for the EIT Urban Mobility master programs are 4,000 EUR per year for EU/EEA citizens and 16,000 EUR per year for non-EU citizens.

EIT Urban Mobility offers generous scholarships to attract top talents worldwide. Our scholarships are merit-based and cover your study duration of two years. They include partial tuition fee waivers and monthly allowances.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Our double degree programmes combine excellent technical education with training in innovation and entrepreneurship as well as internships at companies, industry partners and cities across Europe.

Our double degree programmes combine excellent technical education with training in innovation and entrepreneurship as well as internships at companies, industry partners and cities across Europe. Read less
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