Master in Transport and Geoinformation Technology
The creation and support of a sustainable and prosperous society involves more than just developing new technologies and acting sustainably as individuals. The process demands that we also understand how technologies are adopted and propagated, how our daily activities are affected by new policies and technologies, how these changes interact and spread across space, and how all of these efforts lead to change in the cities and regions around us.
The Master’s programme combines two closely related aspects of the built environment: Transport Systems and Geoinformation Technologies. In Transport Systems, we focus on analysing the movement of people and goods through space, and on planning, designing, constructing and operating the systems that accommodate these flows. Geoinformation Technology deals with acquisition, analysis, storage, visualisation and utilisation of geospatial data using information technology.
The programme enables students to either specialise in one of these main subjects, or develop their own interdisciplinary study plan, making use of each student’s unique background and interests.
In the degree project, students apply their acquired knowledge and skills to solving scientific problems in the main subject areas of the programme. They conduct independent investigations characterised by critical analysis and synthesis; they learn how to analyse, formulate and define scientific problems, find and evaluate possible solutions and finally present the results in a thesis. In addition, students will gain practical training in scientific communication and presentation, both orally and in written form.
The degree project may be carried out at KTH or in a company or organisation outside of the university. The topic can be developed by the student alone or together with supervisors, and a project plan must first be submitted and approved by the examiner.
Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates:
Geoinformation analyst; gathering, analysing, and reporting on geospatial data at national mapping and cartographic agencies
Transport planner/modeller; helping city or regional governments to plan, design and operate transport systems and to analyse the transport effects of new developments to achieve sustainability
Consultant at a private firm in areas ranging from surveying, mapping, and geoinformation processing to transport planning and traffic engineering
Railways engineer; undertaking strategic planning of rail systems including infrastructure, rollingstock, timetable management, and traveller information services
GIS expert in fields ranging from urban planning to land and resource management to environmental monitoring
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Last updated September 28, 2017