Transportation is a dynamic field and career opportunities are on the rise worldwide in the private and public sector including government agencies, road and transport authorities, transport operators, and local and international consulting agencies. Our alumni are typically employed as senior transportation planning professionals, public transport managers, traffic safety consultants or to research new transportation systems and technology. Are you looking for an exciting job, offering many career opportunities, then a master’s degree in Transportation Sciences is the right choice for you!
Some words from our former students:
"Railway traffic is interwoven with other forms of transport and depends on the choice behaviour of the passengers. That complex interplay is the challenge in my job. The multi-disciplinary master programme was the perfect preparation."
Pieter-Jan Lateur is Advisor Mobility - Strategical Researcher at a national public transportation company.
“Vengo connects people who want to send goods, directly to willing drivers or transport companies who still have space left. The two parties set the price amongst one another. You can pay online and follow your package in real-time”, says Thomas Kauffmann. His ultimate goal? Reducing ‘empty’ kilometres and promoting batching. “80% of all vans and lorries on Belgian roads is only partly filled, 20% even drives around empty. By promoting batching, we can reduce these ‘empty’ kilometres and still meet the increasing transport demand without making traffic jams longer.”
Thomas Kauffmann, alumnus of the master Transportation Sciences, developed the app ‘Vengo’ that solves an urgent transport problems (read more here!)
"My degree in Transporation Sciences gives me credibility and standing with local governments who lack expertise in the matter of traffic safety. I can make a difference." - Veva Daniels started her career as a coordinator of the SAVE project, which sets up sensitization campaigns to increase traffic safety for young children. Currently she works as the spokeswoman of the Flemish Roads and Traffic Agency (Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer) in Brussels. (read more here!)
“It is a privilege to work at a company which has sustainability in it’s DNA. Traffic and transportation are such current topics that it is impossible not to apply them to things you see in the street scene or in the daily news. This definitely proofs the relevance of the study domain. The Master of Transportation Sciences meticulously focuses on this: the theory has to be put into practice in the framework of interim assignments and presentations.”
Master of Transportation Sciences graduate Michiel Binnard outlined the transport policy concerning commuter traffic for the retail corporation Colruyt Group (read more here!)
"The mix between theory and practice in the programme was the ideal preparation for the diverse projects for which I am now responsible." - Maarten De Schepper is Head of Transportation at the City of Hasselt. He is responsible for the city's progressive transportation policy.
"Teamwork and giving presentations were integrated in the whole of the programme. Thanks to these skills I rapidly gained responsibilities in my current position." - Kristof Mollu is a consultant at an independent consulting engineering firm. He works on various projects with a focus on transportation planning and developing transportation models, e.g. mapping a freight transport network with the aim of identifying bottle necks and reducing congestion.
"During my studies I discovered my interest for research. I help to create new knowledge but I still have a "social" job. People are central in my research." - Prof. Dr. An Neven is lecturer and researcher at the Transportation Research Institute. She is researching the travel behaviour of persons with disabilities (MS patients) and works on resolving the issues that they encounter for instance when using public transportation.
“I got in contact with door2door thanks to my international internship in Berlin. I got to know door2door, as the start-up launched a multi-modal travel app. Afterwards I applied for a six month internship at the start-up in Berlin, got selected for a job interview – firstly over skype, secondly face-to-face – and completed an assignment. Shortly after, I received a phone call that they wanted to hire me. The original plan was a six month internship, but I love what I do. I am learning every day and the atmosphere is pleasant, so I think I will stick here for a while.”
After the graduation ceremony graduate Arne Neys took the first plane to Berlin to start as Product Manager for door2door (mobility platform and services for cities and communities). The spark to launch his career was his internship (read more here!).