This programme focuses on the integration of IT and telecommunications into transport and logistics systems, with the aim of increasing efficiency, safety, mobility and customer satisfaction while reducing environmental impact.

Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme

Autumn 2024 / Full-time / Norrköping

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Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2024 / Full-time / Norrköping

Well-designed transport and logistics systems are fundamental to individual mobility, commerce, welfare and economic growth. With ever-increasing volumes of traffic and goods, future transport systems face a huge challenge: How to balance the need for speedy, efficient and sustainable transport with the negative impacts of congestion, pollution and fatalities? The answer lies in a tighter integration of telecommunications and information technology. Autonomous driving is already a reality, and the electrification of roads has begun. Vehicles are connected to each other and to the infrastructure in smart cities, enabling the collection of all sorts of data for analysis and management of movements of people and goods.

Traffic and Logistics

Through a multi-disciplinary approach, you will acquire engineering and managerial skills to understand, develop and control future transport and logistics systems. You will use optimisation and simulation tools and study mobile communication, positioning systems, road safety, and project management.

For the second and third semester you may specialise towards Traffic or Logistics:

  • Traffic
    The analysis of travel patterns and traffic flows in order to design well-functioning traffic systems using computer-based models.
  • Logistics
    Supply chain planning and modelling. How the flow of products, services and information between producers and customers can be optimised to satisfy supply and demand in the most efficient way possible.

You may also pick and mix courses from both areas, or add courses in Smart Cities or Internet of Things. The final semester is dedicated to your thesis which is usually written in close collaboration with a company, city, or government body.

Frontline research

You need strong skills in mathematics and an analytical mind – programming experience is a distinct advantage. You will carry out group-based lab practicals and project work. Many courses are continuously assessed through hand-in assignments and reports. Oral and written communication is an integral part of the programme, to prepare students for international management positions.

Linköping University boasts one of the largest transportation engineering research groups in Sweden. Several research areas are directly related to the content of the programme.

Syllabus and course details

A detailed syllabus, curriculum and information on courses, including literature, can be found in our Study Information database via the link below. For entry requirements and tuition fees, please click the ”Admission requirements” tab at the top of the page.


Play this November 2023 webinar to learn more about the Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics programme. You will hear Associate Professor David Gundlegård and second-year student Ovini Wathma Withanachchi cover the programme structure, eligibility and how you apply, as well as career opportunities after graduation.

Career opportunities

With your engineering profile and transport systems expertise, you will have a wide choice of challenging career opportunities. Many of our alumni find work as road or rail engineers, employed by a city or as consultants. You may also become a logistics manager with a production company, controlling the entire logistics chain. Another option is to work for a technology company that is developing traffic and transport systems, such as Ericsson, where your knowledge will be very useful. You will also be well prepared for a research career.

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David Gundlegård about the Programme

Listen to Associate Professor David Gundlegård tell you more about the programme and about studying at Linköping University.

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Telecommunications for Smart Cities

Our research focuses on modeling and evaluating the communication and network architectures of such relevant Internet of Things deployments with applications in smart cities.

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Traffic Modeling and Simulation

Our research includes both the development of new types of models, and the application of models to new situations. The models studied include both the demand and supply side of the problem and...

Transport Analytics

We are currently working with data from stationary radar sensors which measure speed and flow of traffic, GPS data from vehicles driving around urban areas, and mobile phone location data extracted from the mobile phone network.

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Application and admission

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