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AH201X Degree Project in Traffic and Transport Planning, Second Cycle 30.0 credits

Traffic and transport planning deals with the planning, design, operation and control of transport systems. Analysis and evaluation of system performance and impacts (safety, environment, cost) are important parts of the curriculum. Theoretical models and methods are combined with the empirical knowledge to carry out a study in a scientific manner.

Areas of applications include Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Public Transport, Traffic systems.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AH201X (Autumn 2014–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Master thesis includes at least information search, literature reviewed and synthesis , theoretical description and methodology as well as analysis of the results. The time required is based on 20-study weeks full time.

The student developes a proposal for  thesis work based on proposal by industry partnersresearch in our interests for thesis work, by industry or by a teacher. The  proposal includes background and short description of the project (about one A4-page).

The teacher the student under the supervision of a teacher develops a project plan preliminary objectives and nature of the work. After the teacher accepts the plan the student is registered.

 The thesis work will result in a report, which will also be based on a scientific work. The manuscript is presented at a seminar. The examiner decides if corrections are necessary and after these are made no further seminar is necessary.

Intended learning outcomes

The goal is to be able to apply scientific methods to the analysis of transportation problems, identify and compare alternatives and make recommendations for the preferred solution.

Furthermore, the goal is to train the student in engineering work on a scientific basis and develop student’s ability to work independently and critically.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

In general the rule is that the main part of the studies, at least 60 credits should be ready before the thesis work is allowed to start, including:

  • AH2171 Traffic Engineering and Management or AH1022 Traffic and road management or equivalent knowledge.

The examiner must make sure that the student has focused in the relevant area and that the main part of the program is ready before the thesis work starts. Exceptions can be made by the person responsible for basic education.

The master’s thesis should normally be written during the last term of the program.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • XUPP - Examination Question, 30.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

To be accepted as a thesis work the following are required. Project Plan, final report, oral presentation of the work and acting as opponent at another student thesis seminar (or another specified seminar).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AH201X

Offered by

ABE/Transport Planning

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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