M.Sc. Transport and Logistics

  • On Campus
  • 22 months
  • EUR13500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) | Copenhagen, Denmark
The MSc programme in Transport and Logistics is designed to give you the necessary qualifications to design and manage the advanced transport networks of tomorrow.

Description of Transport and Logistics


Public infrastructure planning is an important field of activity for MSc graduates in Engineering, but the acceleration of social developments has made infrastructure challenges increasingly complicated. Transport and logistics have generated a number of new, professional disciplines and areas of specialization that you will learn to master on the MSc programme.

Transport and Logistics graduates have strong competencies in mathematical modelling and computer-based solutions. The study programme takes a model-based approach to engineering, and DTU is one of the few European universities to offer an MSc programme dedicated exclusive to transport and logistics.

Study programme focus

The study programme’s engineering approach to infrastructure includes modelling and computer-based solutions for optimizing transport and logistics, but you will also obtain knowledge of software technology, data analysis, geo-informatics, statistics, operations research, planning, and management.

The programme focuses on applied transport sciences—often in relation to modelling, methodology and research. Our aim is to provide you with the qualifications and skills to classify and address specific challenges in terms of transport and logistics, to prepare analyses for transport-policy decision support, and to analyse and solve complex planning issues regarding, e.g., supply chains, production, and storage and distribution systems.

DTU Transport has an extensive network of private companies and public authorities in the transport sector, allowing you to work with real-life issues and projects during your course of study. There is also considerable scope for spending one or two semesters at one of our international partner universities.


The Transport and Logistics programme allows you to specialize in one of the four study lines:

Transport and Business Logistics

Transport and business logistics concentrates on the optimization of transport, flows of goods, and logistic networks. For instance, you can engage in planning and optimization of transport fleets (vessels, aircraft, or trucks), distribution networks, production localization, and shipping facilities, or in the design of transport networks or public transport systems.

Traffic Planning and Traffic Engineering

Traffic planning and traffic engineering forms the basis for decisions on new transport infrastructure and public transport. This study line allows you to help ensure optimum utilization of massive investments in new traffic systems over the coming years, and to provide high-quality solutions to future public traffic management, goods transport, and road networks.

Modelling of Traffic and Transport

The modelling of traffic and transport study line gives you the opportunity to design and develop advanced, computer-based, mathematical transport models aimed at assessing traffic and socio-economic consequences of new infrastructure and transport policy initiatives.

Railway Technology

Railway technology gives you the opportunity to specialize in a technology that allows for the transportation of more people and goods with a considerably lower environmental impact than other means of transport. The majority of investments in future infrastructure are targeted at improving the rail network and services, and you can contribute to using the many resources to develop tomorrow’s railway system.

You should be aware, however, that your choice of courses in your individual study plan offers a high degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study programme and career by choosing among the four study lines and the wide range of courses offered at DTU.


Transport and Logistics graduates have extensive knowledge of traffic, transport, and logistics combined with software technology, data analysis, planning, assessment and management skills.


Transport constitutes a very large and increasing part of the economy, and continued well-being and economic growth requires an efficient transport system. In the light of the expected land, sea, and air traffic growth and the logistical challenges involved, engineers face a considerable task ensuring fast and cheap transport of goods and people in future with minimal resource consumption. MSc graduates in Transport and Logistics are responsible for cutting the Gordian knot and providing for enhanced mobility while also preventing congestion.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Non-EU/EEA citizens: January 15; EU/EEA citizens: March 1
Tuition fee
  • EUR 13500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students enrolled in a DTU study program is DKK 102,500/EURO 13,500 per academic year. However, the six-month traineeship portion of the B Eng costs DKK 10,600.

Start date February  2016, September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 22 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme provision

In order to obtain the MSc degree in Transportation and Logistics the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have passed General Competence Courses adding up to at least 30 points
  • Have passed Technological Specialization Courses adding up to at least 30 points
  • Have performed a Master Thesis of at least 30 points within the field of the general program
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of points of the entire study up to 120.


The degree program is composed of 4 course blocks: General Degree Competencies (30 ECTS credit points), Technological Specialization (30 ECTS credit points), Elective Courses and Master Thesis (total of 60 ECTS credit points).The degree program spans activities at 3 departments at DTU, which also offers other degree programs. Whether or not a Master Thesis falls within the intentions for the particular degree program is dependent on the approval of the director of studies. Students are recommended to seek prior approval of their Master Thesis as being within the parameters of the degree program.

Requirements for Transport and Logistics

To earn the title MSc in Transportation and Logistics, the student must fulfill the following requirements:

· Have passed a minimum of 30 ECTS credit points in the group of General Competencies.

· Have passed a minimum of 30 ECTS credit points in the group of Technological Specialization courses.

· Have completed and passed a MSc thesis equaling at least 30 ECTS credit points within the program´s disciplines.

· Have completed a number of optional courses that when combined with the MSc thesis they total 60 ECTS credit points.

Language requirements are:

According to the Danish Ministry of Science Order no183 (23rd February, 2010), all applicants who apply for admission to English taught MSc programs are required to provide documentation of English language proficiency comparable to English B-level from a Danish upper-secondary school.

This can be documented in the following four ways:

1. By an IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test (recommended)

· TOEFL paper-based: 573

· TOEFL computer-based: 230

· TOEFL internet-based: 88

· IELTS: 6.5

· Pearson: 59

The test must not be older than two years. Only tests that are sent directly from the test centre will be considered. Test results should be received no later than the first day of studying. The TOEFL-code of DTU is 1684. There is no code for IELTS or Pearson tests.

We do not accept any other language test than IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson.

2. By documentation which proves that your bachelor degree has been fully taught in English and that your final thesis was written in English. (This must be a certified copy on headed university paper, with original stamp and signature).

3. Nordic citizens can also document their English proficiency in the following way:

By documentation from your upper secondary school/ high school stating that you have successfully completed at least 210 hours of English lessons (1 hour = 60 min) during your final three upper secondary/high school years. You must enclose an upper secondary/high school certificate as well as an academic transcript and description of your English language course.

4. DTU Students:

If you are a current or former exchange student at DTU for at least 3 months, you do not need to submit an English language test.

Work Experience for Transport and Logistics

No work experience is required.

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