Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Transport and Geoinformation Technology, 120 credits (TTGTM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 19/06/2018
Approved: 19/06/2018

The information is valid for students who started the programme  academic year 2018/2019. Later decisions may affect year 2 in the programme. Please look at  for further information.

The aim of the programme is to provide students with advanced knowledge in areas of transportation science and geoinformatics and prepare them for further education and research. Students will be trained to work independently, take initiative and create new ideas for a sustainable society. Students will gain knowledge, skills and abilities to plan and maintain sustainable transport systems and to collect, visualize and analyze geographic data. In addition to the objectives specified in the Higher Education are the specific objectives of this programme.

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the programme the students will:

  • Have knowledge about collecting, structuring, storing, analysing and visualisation of geospatial and transport data.
  • Have knowledge about analysis, planning, assessment, and operations of transport systems and other urban and regional phenomena at different spatial levels regarding the biological, sociological and economic sustainability.

Skills and abilities

After completing the programme, the students will acquire practical skills to:

  • Be able to formulate and analyze the role of technology for sustainable development
  • Process the measured data using appropriate mathematical tools
  • Structure and visualize geospatial data using information technology
  • Model transport or geospatial phenomena using appropriate decision support tools
  • Solve complex problems and present decision support for policy-makers and the general public.

The programme also aims to help students develop capability to conduct independent, scientific research through critical analysis and synthesis. Students will receive training in scientific communication and presentation, both oral and in written form. Students will also learn how to work in project form and work in groups.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

After completing the programme, the students will be able to:

  • Choose proper method for data collection and analysis according to the requirements of given problem
  • Assess the possibilities and limitations of decision support tools and their applications in different scientific and technological branches
  • Identify the needs for new or the further development of existing methods, technologies and algorithms used in the process of collection, storing, analysing and visualisation of geospatial and transport data
  • Apply a systems view of thinking and critically analyse the subject area’s tools of analysis and modelling.