Master's programme in Transport and Geoinformation Technology

A functional and well developed transport system is a prerequisite of a sustainable and prosperous society. The creation and maintenance of such system demands knowledge of transport and geoinformation technologies, as well as understanding of how the new technologies and policies are adopted, how they interact and how they affect our daily activities.

Application closed

The application for the programme closed February 2 2017.

16 January 2017: Application deadline
1 February 2017: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
24 March 2017: First notification of selection results
12 April 2017: Last date to reply to your offer

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310,000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Architecture and Built Environment (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinators.

Programme coordinator:
Associate professor
Per Näsman
Programme coordinator:
Associate professor
Milan Horemuz

Transport and Geoinformation Technology at KTH

The master’s programme combines two closely related aspects of the built environment: transport systems and geoinformation technologies.

In Transport Systems, we focus on analysing the movement of people and goods through space, and on planning, designing, constructing and operating the systems that accommodate these flows.

Geoinformation Technologydeals with acquisition, analysis, storage, visualisation and utilisation of geospatial data using information technology.

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.



Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates:

  • Geoinformation analyst: gathering, analysing, and reporting on geospatial data at national mapping and cartographic agencies (like 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 (like Digpro or Ramböll).
  • Railways engineer; undertaking strategic planning of rail systems including infrastructure, rollingstock, 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).


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

Nikos Papakatsikas, KTH student

- One of the characteristics of KTH especially at the Master’s level is the cultural diversity among students.

Meet the students

Faculty and research

All program courses are given by highly qualified teachers and researchers involved in different research projects. Even doctoral candidates are involved in teaching, mainly by helping students with lab assignments and co-supervising degree projects.

Professor Anders Karlström is leading research group in the field of transport science, The group has several ongoing research projects dealing with modelling of transport systems, policy analysis and transport economics.

The Geodesy research group is led by professor Anna Jenssen and the main research topics are GNSS-based positioning and navigation, physical geodesy and assesment of geographic data quality.

Professor Yifang Ban leads the research in the field of geoinformatics. The main research focus in the area of remote sensing and location and network analysis.

Changes in the programme may occur.

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