Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's programme, 120 credits

This programme focusses 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 - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Norrköping

Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's programme, 120 credits

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, 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 into vehicles and physical road infrastructure. This programme provides the engineering and managerial skills required to design, plan, analyse and manage transport and logistics systems.

Two profiles: Traffic and Logistics

Through a multi-disciplinary approach, you will acquire the skills to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner. The programme provides the tools required to understand, develop and control future transport and logistics systems through the use of optimisation, simulation and geographical information systems. You will study traffic and supply‑chain modelling, mobile and wireless telecommunications, road safety and project management.

For the second and third semesters, you may choose between the Traffic profile and the Logistics profile. 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 will 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.

You will be at the frontline of Swedish transportation research. Linköping University is the coordinating university of the Swedish National Postgraduate School of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). We are also a member of ITS-EduNet, the network for Training and Education on Intelligent Transport Systems.

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Stories from the programme

See an example of Intelligent Transport systems-Applications;  

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Career opportunities

With your engineering profile and transport systems expertise, you will have a wide choice of challenging career opportunities. Many of our alumni work as traffic 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 develops traffic and transport systems, such as Ericsson, where your knowledge will be very useful. Students will also be well prepared for a research career.