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Transportation Systems 

Instituto Superior Técnico

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
Duration
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Transportation Systems is a doctoral program offered jointly by Instituto Superior Técnico, the faculties of Engineering of Porto and Coimbra Science and Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge-Boston-USA, within the scope of the first two phases of the international MIT Portugal program.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The Transportation Systems programme from Instituto Superior Técnico covers all relevant transportation system themes, from transportation policy, planning, and management to infrastructure design, construction, and maintenance, for the various spatial levels (from international to urban/local) and the different transportation modes (air, water, land – rail, transit, car, bicycle, and walk). 

Objectives

The Doctoral Program in Transportation Systems (DPTS) is designed to prepare students for transportation-related careers in academia, including teaching and advanced research, as well as professional practice careers in both public and private sectors. Upon completion of the program, students will be intellectual leaders within their chosen fields and organizations.

The goal of the program is to prepare students to become leading actors in the transportation world by providing excellence and innovation in teaching and research through:

  • Providing a solid scientific education covering both methodological approaches and institutional factors required to understand the transportation enterprise as an intermodal integrated system;
  • Conducting cutting-edge research for the development of a world-class transportation system for passengers and freight for Portugal that can serve as a model for the rest of Europe though multi-disciplinary research collaborations between Portugal, MIT and with European universities and outside Europe;
  • Working with industrial, government, and laboratory collaborators to provide added value to the program through research collaboration and teaching involvement.

Employment

Top roles in public administration entities and companies operating in the transport systems area, research careers and higher education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Projecto and Maintenance of Railway Infrastructure
  • Road and Airport Infrastructure Engineering
  • Simulation Systems for Land-Use / Transport
  • Thesis Project in Transport Systems
  • Transport Policy and Institutions
  • Business Models and Contracts
  • Infrastructure Optimization and Transport Operations
  • Research Methodologies in Natural and Social Sciences
  • Risk and Decision Making

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Holders of an Undergraduate Degree and Master’s Degree may apply for this training doctoral programme by obtaining a pass in an advanced study course, that grants a total of credits between 30 and 60 ECTS, followed by advanced research, development and innovation work, leading to a dissertation (PhD thesis). In all it has a 3 year duration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1063 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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