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.
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, 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.
deals 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.
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.