Traffic and Transport Engineering

Transport is everywhere. Not only do people need to get around efficiently, but also goods are part of the transport network. Different modes can be used for transport and designing of infrastructure and services is key in keeping the world moving. However, disruptions like traffic jams in densely populated regions can create problems and need to be addressed by engineers.

The focus of the MSc-track Traffic and Transport Engineering is “The design, assessment and management of ‘open’ civil transport systems and networks”, in which the term “open” refers to publicly accessible systems and networks. Core competences of Traffic and Transport Engineering are Modelling, Design and Empirical research.

Starting in the academic year 2022/2023 the design of the Civil Engineering masters has changed. From now on Traffic and Transport Engineering is a track of this Civil Engineering master instead of being a master all on its own. This means that in Q1 and Q2 students who want to graduate in Traffic and Transport Engineering also follow courses with other masters from the faculty and other tracks from Civil Engineering. These courses mainly focus on Modelling Uncertainty and Data Engineering (24 EC).

After these courses students will follow compulsory courses for their track. These courses are given in Q2 and Q3 (21 EC). The courses form a solid basis in the fundamentals of the different specializations and also allow students to get familiar with research and engineering skills. In the Q4 of the first year, students will follow one of the four specializations. These are:

Transport Networks & Systems, focusing on analysis and assessment for a broad range of transport systems and networks (e.g. urban systems and multimodal networks) and including other characteristics than travel times (e.g. reliability, robustness and emissions).
Road Traffic Systems, focusing on operations and management of private traffic flows, i.e. cars, trucks and active modes as cycling and pedestrians, in regular and irregular conditions.
Public Transport and Railway Systems, focusing on design, operations and management of urban and interurban/national passenger transport services, including railway traffic operations and management.
Road and Railway Engineering, focusing on the design of road and railway infrastructures and their management, where the interface between traffic and transport as a service and infrastructure requirements for road and rail are fundamental.

In the second year, students have many possibilities in achieving their credits as there is a 25 EC section in which you can freely choice from for instance Internships, Cross-over modules with other master tracks within Civil Engineering and other specialization courses. This will be done in Q5 and Q6.

Additionally, students can start their thesis preparation in Q5. This is time allocated for finding a subject and comprising a group of supervisors. The final part of the master is meant for completing a thesis (30 EC). Normally this is done in Q7 and Q8, yet this is not fixed. After you completed your thesis, you are a proud owner of a Civil Engineering diploma!

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Commissioner of Education TTE
Tabia Binta Farazi