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Transportation Systems

Transportation Systems

MSc - Master Degree
IST Técnico Lisboa
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Data de Acreditação A3ES 
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6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Cr 199/2021
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



Transportation Systems are a central component of a country’s economy, as they enable the mobility of people and goods, enabling travel and transactions that sustain all economic and social activity. A master student in Transportation Systems will study and design transport networks, introducing intelligent systems, creating and managing services and acting in the management, construction and maintenance of infrastructure. Aiming at the efficient performance of these systems and technological innovation, professionals in this area are concerned with the entire life cycle of a transportation system, from environmental impacts to aspects such as pricing, support, search for potential users and policy definition.


The objectives of the Master in Transportation Systems (MST) are to offer advanced education matching the needs of the administrative and economic agents of the transport sector. MST will graduate experts able to offer a significative contribution to the efficient performance of transport systems, technological and organizational innovation, the improvement of industrial competitiveness and leadership in Transport, where IST has collaboration with industry at the national and international level, as well as with main European schools offering courses of 2nd and 3rd cycle in this domain.

IST has always been distinguished by a highly demanding culture and quality of outcomes, what has enabled the accomplishment of one of its mission, educate professionals highly qualified to serve the country. The MST is totally aligned with this strategy, with a historical background educating highly qualified professionals and return them to society and in international networks. This offer consolidates the leadership position of IST.

ILO is the ability to;
• identify short/medium-term future consequences of plans and decisions from an integrated scientific, ethical and intergenerational perspective and to merge this into a solution-focused approach, moving towards a sustainable
• to translate innovations into feasible business solutions;
• to think beyond boundaries and systematically explore and generate new ideas;
• to use knowledge, ideas and technology to create new or significantly improved products, services, processes,
policies, new business models or jobs;
• to use cutting-edge research methods, processes and techniques towards new venture creation and growth and to apply these also in cross-disciplinary teams and contexts;
• to transform practical experiences into research problems and challenges.
• take decisions and lead, based on a holistic understanding of the contributions of higher education, research and
business to value creation, in limited sized teams and contexts.

Career prospects 
Técnico MSc graduates in Transportation Systems, may work in various modes of transport (road, rail, air and sea) and in various geographic scales (national, regional and local), being able to develop activities such as: • Design and construction of transport infrastructure; • Optimization and operation of transport networks; • Development and operation of intelligent transport systems; • Public or private administration of transport systems; • Investment analysis; • Scientific research and development; • Quality control; • Marketing of products, equipment and processes; • Consulting, leadership, leadership and management roles.
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