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Master in Transportation Sciences by distance learning


Master in Transportation Sciences by distance learning

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CONTENT & STRUCTURE


 

 

 


 

 

The courses of the Master in Transportation Sciences by distance learning are taught in 4 "Residential Blocks" + Internship + Master Thesis. Each semester students have to attend a one-week residential block. Attendance of the residential block is compulsory in order to be able to take part in the exams of the respective courses. Most residential blocks take place at Hasselt University, campus Diepenbeek (Belgium).
All exams take place at Hasselt University, campus Diepenbeek (Belgium).

The residential block is typically planned at the beginning of each semester. Before the start of each residential block students will receive detailed information about the programme. 
The Residential Blocks are organized in a two-year cyclic schedule. To gain the master degree you must successfully pass the taught courses followed by an internship and the master thesis, accumulating a total of 120 credit points (ECTS).

Depending on the diploma you obtained previously, you may have to do a link or preparatory programme at the start of the programme (see next tab). 

 

Required attendance:

For the first 2 years of the master programme, students will have to travel to Hasselt University* (Belgium) for 3 - 4 times (each time for maximum 1 week):

  1. residential block semester 1 (September/October)
  2. exams semester 1 + residential block semester 2 (January/February)
  3. exams semester 2 (June/July)
  4. (only in case of failed grades: 2nd chance exams (August/September))

* 1 residential block in the course of the master programme takes place at our partner University of Maribor, Slovenia.
The programme also contains an international study visit to a varying location in Europe (Sweden, Denmark, ...).

In the final year, students can do an internship and work on their master thesis from home.

// You have an academic bachelor or master degree

If you have an academic bachelor (or master degree) in a field other than Transportation Sciences you will have to do a short preparatory programme.   

 

PREPARATORY PROGRAMME
(for holders of an academic bachelor or master degree)
Credits
3213 Transport Systems & Transport Policy: an introduction DL  6
3214 Quantitative Methods DL  6
3215 Introduction to Transportation Research DL  6
Total 18

The courses in the preparatory programme will focus on academic and quantitative skills and on basic transportation knowledge to prepare you for the other courses in the master programme.
Depending on your previously obtained bachelor degree, it may be possible to obtain an exemption for 1 or more courses in the preparatory programme. To see if you qualify for an exemption your file will be reviewed individually by the admission committee. To start this process, please upload all necessary documents via the online registration form.

// You have a professional bachelor degree

If you have a professional bachelor degree, you will have to do a link programme (available for Dutch-speaking students only).

Dutch-speaking students who have a professional bachelor degree can start the master programme, after doing a link programme. This programme is taught in Dutch at Hasselt University. It is possible to combine the link programme with the master programme.

LINK PROGRAMME 
(for holders of a professional bachelor degree)
MODEL PROGRAMME Credits
1255 Verkeerskunde 1 6
1557 Statistiek voor verkeerskundigen 6
3168 Academische vaardigheden in mobiliteit 6
1259 Verkeerstechniek 1 3
1562 Verkeersveiligheid 3
1763 Modellen Verplaatsingsgedrag 3
1257 Inleiding Planologie en Planning 6
1559 Geografische Informatiesystemen 6
2984 Verkeerspsychologie 6
Total 45


// Residential block schedule with preparatory programme

 

RB Course units Period Location
1

Preparatory Programme

1st semester 2016-2017 Hasselt University, Belgium
2

3154 Strategic Project Analysis_DL
3155 Freight Transport_DL
3156 Study Visit & International Topics_DL

2nd semester 2016-2017 Hasselt University, Belgium

Location international study-visit: to be decided
3

3147 Intelligent Transportation Systems_DL
3148 Traffic Flows_DL
3149 Microsimulation Models_DL

1st semester 2017-2018 University of Maribor, Slovenia
4

3150 Environmental Economic Evaluation of Transportation Policy_DL
3052 Management of Transportation Companies_DL
3151 In-Depth Crash Investigation_DL

2nd semester 2017-2018 Hasselt University, Belgium
5

TRAFFIC SAFETY SPECIALIZATION:
3053 Road Safety Evaluation: Methods and Application_DL 
3054 Traffic and Travel Behaviour_DL
3152 Behavioural Influence_DL

OR

MOBILITY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION:
3055 Analytical Skills for the Interpretation and Analysis of Travel Demand_DL
3056 Traffic and Transportation Models_DL
3153 Management and Prediction of Travel Demand_DL

1st semester 2018-2019 Hasselt University, Belgium
INT

MT

3157 Internship_DL

3158 Master Thesis part 1_DL

2nd semester 2018-2019 (after completion of taught modules)

Depending on place of internship

by distance learning

MT

3159 Master Thesis part 2_DL

1st semester 2019-2020 (after completion of taught modules) by distance learning

 

// Residential block schedule without preparatory programme

 

RB Course units Period Location
1

TRAFFIC SAFETY SPECIALIZATION:
3053 Road Safety Evaluation: Methods and Application_DL 
3054 Traffic and Travel Behaviour_DL
3152 Behavioural Influence_DL

OR

MOBILITY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION:
3055 Analytical Skills for the Interpretation and Analysis of Travel Demand_DL
3056 Traffic and Transportation Models_DL
3153 Management and Prediction of Travel Demand_DL

1st semester 2016-2017 Hasselt University, Belgium
2

3154 Strategic Project Analysis_DL
3155 Freight Transport_DL
3156 Study Visit & International Topics_DL

2nd semester 2016-2017 Hasselt University, Belgium

Location international study-visit: to be decided
3 3147 Intelligent Transport Systems_DL
3148 Traffic Flows_DL
3149 Microsimulation Models_DL
1st semester 2017-2018 University of Maribor, Slovenia
4

3150 Environmental Economic Evaluation of Transportation Policy_DL
3052 Management of Transportation Companies_DL
3151 In-Depth Crash Investigation_DL

2nd semester 2017-2018 Hasselt University, Belgium
INT

MT
3157 Internship_DL

3158 Master Thesis part 1_DL
1st semester 2018-2019 (after completion of taught modules) Depending on place of internship

by distance learning
MT

3159 Master Thesis part 2_DL

2nd semester 2018-2019 (after completion of taught modules) by distance learning