Why study Smart Mobility Data Science and Analytics at the EIT Urban Mobility Master School?
Data is central to our future and technological advancement. As we continue to urbanize and gather more data about our mobility patterns and urban systems, the challenge is not simply the amount of data, but how we manage them, critically understand their quality, and utilize findings to address our cities’ most pressing challenges. Today, there is an expanding need to forge a new generation of data scientists, capable of exploring our ever-increasing urban data and extracting meaningful insights. Such work is critical to supporting cities’ strategic decisions and pushing us towards a more sustainable future, centered on efficient resource use, a clean environment, equitable citizen engagement, and a healthy, low-carbon society. The Smart Mobility Data Science and Analytics program is designed in an interdisciplinary fashion and emphasizes new and emerging transportation technologies and services for citizens, goods, and logistics. Furthermore, as an EIT Urban Mobility Master School program, it integrates entrepreneurship & innovation throughout the coursework and was launched to train future elite data scientists in urban mobility and innovation.
Who can apply?
The program welcomes candidates who have a solid foundation in analytical problem solving with an eye to detail, as demonstrated by a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or Geoinformation Technology. The Urban Analytics & Smart Mobility program also encourages applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Economics, Business Analytics, or other relevant disciplines, provided they have 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 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. 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 the business know-how to start your own business or conduct rigorous research.
Where can I study Smart Mobility Data Science and Analytics?
The available universities for the Smart Mobility Data Science and Analytics program are**:
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
University of Tartu, Estonia
UPC Barcelona Tech, Spain
**Please note, not all combinations may be possible.
What are the career opportunities?
With our program, you will not just gain a degree as a data scientist in transportation and mobility. You will graduate with training in entrepreneurship & innovation, practical experience in the industry, and a strong network throughout the EU, unlocking incredible opportunities for your career in the world of Big Mobility Data.
The skills acquired during the program are highly demanded in all the sectors related to mobility and transport and at every level in the industry - private companies in logistics and transport management, ride-sharing startups, the automotive sector, and cities and public institutions.
Meet Our students
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.
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. Please visit our website for more detailed information and apply: Scholarships
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.
Our application portal will be open again in November 2021, please visit: Application Portal