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MSc Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions

Why study Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions at the EIT Urban Mobility Master School?

The world’s cities are changing, but not enough. New technology, business models, and global priorities are transforming the way we get around, and regional planners and urban engineers are under pressure to prepare for and exploit these transformations to help bring about an urban environment that consumes fewer scarce resources, contributes less to climate change, and provides more liveable neighbourhoods and workplaces. To accomplish this requires competence beyond the traditional urban planning and civil engineering disciplines, along with entrepreneurial skills to drive change that puts innovations into practice.

Who can apply?

To prepare for this programme, you should have a solid foundation in quantitative approaches to solving problems, as demonstrated by a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Science, Computer Science, Statistics or Geoinformation Technology. Alternatively, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions programme also welcomes applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Economics, or other disciplines relevant to transport planning, provided they have verifiable experience in programming, calculus, linear algebra, and mathematical statistics.

How is the programme structured?

All programmes at the EIT Urban Mobility Master School follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year each at two different universities–the “entry” university and the “exit” university. All options are located at a leading university in Europe in the field of urban mobility.
  • Graduating students will be awarded two officially recognised Master of Science degrees, one from each of those universities. Moreover, the programme is designed so that students may attain the qualifications for a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.*
  • During the first-year studies, students will be given an introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship and participate in an extended Challenge Project. During the same year, students will acquire essential technical skills for working with urban mobility challenges.
  • Between the first and second year, students will participate in a Summer School applying new skills to two different cities located in Europe.
  • In the second year, students will choose from several more specialised courses in both technical content and innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will also participate in a shorter challenge project that includes an internship at a company or organisation working to meet urban mobility challenges.
  • Finally, also in the second year, students will carry out their own master thesis work, combining and demonstrating their full set of technical and entrepreneurial skills.

*Subject to upcoming EIT approval process.

Where can I study Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions?

For applicants to Autumn 2020, you can start and end the programme in one of four universities. Mobility from one university to another between Year 1 and Year 2 is compulsory.

  • Aalto University, Helsinki
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • UPC Barcelona Tech

What are the career opportunities?

An inclusive, resilient, and sustainable urban transport system is crucial to creating a liveable and prosperous city. The skills learned in this programme are highly demanded by city and transport authorities and industries across Europe and worldwide, with an increasing trend of new and inter-sectoral employment domains. The possible future careers for graduates include city planner/stakeholder, experiment manager, technology strategist, public participation coordinator, policy advocate and adviser.

Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions

120 ECTS

2 years, full-time

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Tuition fees & scholarships:
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Language of instruction:
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