Transport and Geoinformation Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #173 (WUR) ,
The Transport and Geoinformation Technology programme is offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. A functional and well-developed transport system is a prerequisite of a sustainable and prosperous society. The creation and maintenance of such a system demands knowledge of transport and geoinformation technologies, as well as understanding of how the new technologies and policies.

About

The Transport and Geoinformation Technology master’s programme offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology combines two closely related aspects of the built environment: transport systems and geoinformation technologies. The programme enables students to either specialise in one of these main subjects, or develop their own interdisciplinary study plan, making use of each student’s unique background and interests. 

The recommended courses form a foundation for both subject areas, and students can choose a subject area by selecting the most appropriate sequence of the elective courses. Most courses combine interactive lectures with laboratory work. Many also include an in-depth term project. The courses make use of modern data collection instruments and quantitative modelling and processing software.

In the final term degree project, students apply their acquired knowledge and skills to solving scientific problems in the main subject areas of the programme. They conduct independent investigations characterised by critical analysis and synthesis; they learn how to analyse, formulate and define scientific problems, find and evaluate possible solutions and, finally, present the results in a thesis. 

In addition, students will gain practical training in scientific communication and presentation, both orally and in written form. The degree project may be carried out at KTH or in a company or organisation outside of the university. The topic can be developed by the student alone or together with supervisors.

Career

Examples of career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Geoinformation analyst: gathering, analysing, and reporting on geospatial data at national mapping and cartographic agencies (such as Lantmäteriet in Sweden).
  • Transport planner/modeller: helping city or regional governments to plan, design and operate transport systems and to analyse the transport effects of new developments to achieve sustainability (for example consultant companies like WSP, ÅF or regional governments).
  • Consultant at a private firm in areas ranging from surveying, mapping, and geoinformation processing to transport planning and traffic engineering (such as Digpro or Ramböll).
  • Railways engineer; undertaking strategic planning of rail systems including infrastructure, rolling stock, timetable management, and traveller information services (for example at SL, SJ or local and national railway companies).
  • GIS expert in fields ranging from urban planning to land and resource management to environmental monitoring (municipalities, consultant companies).

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • GIS Architecture and Algorithms
  • Geovisualisation
  • Digital Image Processing and Applications
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Spatial Databases
  • Map Projections and Reference Systems
  • Railway Traffic - Market and Planning
  • Transport Data collection and Analysis
  • Traffic Engineering and Management
  • Public Transport
  • Transport Policy and Evaluation
  • Transport and Sustainable Development
  • Urban Modeling and Decision Support
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Degree Project in Geoinformatics, Second Cycle
  • Geodata Quality and Adjustment Theory
  • Degree Project in Geodesy, Second Cycle
  • Railway Traffic - Market and Planning, Basic Course
  • Degree Project in Transport Science, Second Cycle
  • Degree Project in Railway and Rail Traffic, Second Cycle
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Traffic Simulation Modelling and Applications
  • Research Methodology and Communication Skills
  • Degree Project in Systems Analysis and Economics, Second Cycle

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A bachelor’s degree, equivalent to 180 ECTS credits, in civil engineering, urban planning, environmental science, geodesy, geographic information systems, computer science or another field with a clear relevance to the programme. At least 60 ETCS credits in transport engineering and planning, geomatics, physics, computer science, statistics, and/or mathematics are required. A minimum of 3.0 ECTS credits per course should be in:

  • Computer programming
  • Linear algebra
  • Geographic information systems or database technology, or geodetic surveying
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Single-variable calculus

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Funding

Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.

Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.

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