Transport and Logistics Systems, 6 credits (TNK112)

Transport- och logistiksystem, 6 hp

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering


Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Jan Lundgren

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Available for exchange students

Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MTSL Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 English Norrköping o

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Admission requirements for master level studies within Transportation Systems Engineering

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give knowledge about transport and logistics systems and to introduce the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).

After the course the students should

  • understand basic definitions, approaches and models used in road traffic planning and for planning and operation of logistics systems
  • be able to analyse logistics systems using logistic tools, with focus on the impact on financial performance of a single company
  • understand the traffic planning process using modeling tools
  • explain how information technology and telecommunication can help satisfying goals in terms of efficiency, safety, customer satisfaction and environmental impact
  • analyse and discuss some ITS-application related to a traffic system or a logistic system

Course content

Traffic systems, traffic planning and control, the 4-stage model, basic traffic flow. Logistics systems and activities, logistics performance in terms of impact on profitability (return on investment), total cost, and customer service. Application areas of intelligent transport systems such as systems for traveller information, traffic management, electronic payment and toll collection, advanced driver assistance and collision avoidance, freight and commercial vehicle operations.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, seminars and assignments.


UPG5Hand-in assignmentsU, 3, 4, 52 credits
UPG4Hand-in assignmentsU, 3, 4, 52 credits
UPG3Hand-in assignmentsU, 3, 4, 52 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt


Jan Lundgren

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 24 h
Recommended self-study hours: 136 h

Course literature

Utdelat material
Utdelat material
UPG5 Hand-in assignments U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits
UPG4 Hand-in assignments U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits
UPG3 Hand-in assignments U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits

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