AH220X Degree Project in Transport- and Location Analysis, Second Cycle 30.0 credits

Examensarbete inom transport- och lokaliseringsanalys, avancerad nivå

Master’s project in transport and location analysis. A major task within the subject is to develop methods and models for analysis and design of sustainable transport and settlement systems.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The subject comprises theory and model development for studies of settlement, transport, communication and environmental systems. Computer based decision support systems are designed for use in planning, e.g. traffic forecasting systems and simulation models for person trips or goods transport. Other examples are models of how transport impacts on location of activities or economic development. These tools can be used to evaluate policy measures from efficiency, equity or environmental perspectives. Examples of such measures are congestion tolls, infrastructure investments or policies to reduce traffic noise. The subject also includes studies of other aspects of infrastructure, such as its vulnerability, its importance for regional development and the need for and effects of maintenance.

Intended learning outcomes *

The master’s project should develop the student’s ability to work independently, to acquire deepened knowledge about a problem in transport and location analysis and to delimit, plan and carry out a longer project. The student should get training in scientific methodology, report writing and oral presentations.

Course Disposition

The master’s project is performed either individually or by two students. In the latter case, it should be possible to distinguish between the contributions of each individual. For the individual student, the thesis work should correspond to 20 weeks. The topic can originate from the student, a teacher or an external actor. The student prepares a work plan. When the examiner has approved the work plan, a supervisor is appointed. The project contains literature studies, documentation of theory and method, and analyses of results. The project can also contain model building and model analyses. The work should be summarised in a pedagogical report, which proves that the student has been trained in scientific work and reporting. The report is presented at a seminar with the examiner and an appointed opponent. The examiner decides on necessary revisions. After revising the manuscript the examiner can approve the thesis without further seminar. The student shall normally act as opponent at another master thesis seminar.

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 one of:

  • AH2307 Urban Modeling and Decision Support, or equivalent knowledge; or
  • AH2301 Transport Policy and Evaluation, 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

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. The examinator 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 masters thesis should normally be written during the last term of the program.

Equipment

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Literature

Bestäms individuellt av examinator.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • 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 *

Approved master thesis and seminar presentation.

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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Examiner

Anders Karlström

Joel Franklin

Yusak Susilo

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 AH220X

Offered by

ABE/Systems Analysis and Economics

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Joel Franklin, joel.franklin@abe.kth.se

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.