factsheet TIL


Subject
Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics
Location
Delft, The Netherlands
Duration
2 years
Language
English
Degree
Master of Science
Start
September every year
Early application
deadline November 1
Application (EU and non EU)
deadline April 1
Work experience
not required
Language test
TOEFL, IELTSCAE or CPE
Group composition
15% international
Tuition fee
click here
Scholarship
available
Admission requirement
BSc in technology

 

Contact

Programme coordinator

dr.ir. John Baggen
T: +31 (0)15 27 88068
E: j.h.baggen@remove-this.tudelft.nl

Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics

Transport = Everywhere!

The field of transport, infrastructure and logistics is interconnected with virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Put simply, without transport systems, our complex economies, cities and societies are simply inconceivable. Every day we take the bus, train or our cars and drive over interconnected systems of road infrastructure, rail- or tram networks. We go to shops and buy products that were produced, manufactured and distributed across all continents over all conceivable transport networks, over water, land or via the air. And even within large or small industrial complexes, again transport plays a fundamental role. Think of the automated baggage handling at international airports, fully automated production chains or automated container terminals at large harbors. Transport is everywhere, 24/7, 365 days of the year! And transport is not just a means to an end in our daily practice, it also influences heavily how we plan our environment and our economy, how politicians determine policies and how you, me and every one make choices about where we live, where we work, which activities we undertake and how we spend our lives

Why TIL?

Clearly, if there is one engineering discipline, which by nature is multi- and interdisciplinary, it is this incredibly broad field of transport, infrastructure and logistics. Unfortunately, it is fragmented into many specialized sub-disciplines, each with their own vocabulary, paradigms and theories. For example, logistical engineers may view an urban transport network as just "another" link in a complex network of supply chains, whereas urban planners may consider transport networks just instrumental in their planning of modern cities and landscapes. Civil engineers on the other hand consider transport networks as the central (vascular) network which enable complex economic, social and spatial activities and processes. Of course, they all have a point. But wouldn’t it be great if urban planners, policy makers and traffic and transport engineers had a common understanding of all these different and vocabularies? The TU Delft MSc Master’s Programme in Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TIL) offers exactly this!

TIL = breadth + depth + fun!

TIL is a comprehensive MSc program, which aims to provide graduates with that broad knowledge and skills over the entire TIL domain. That doesn’t imply you specialize in everything! You are a generalist in the first place and you choose one of four specializations, alongside a large number of other courses at your disposal. But throughout the TIL curriculum you are forced to work in interdisciplinary projects and courses, with students who have different backgrounds and specializations. Just like in the real world. For example, you might specialize in policy analysis and spatial planning and work on new sustainable mobility for the Rotterdam area. You will do this project together with students specializing in transport network design, or advanced traffic management and technology, and/or students specialized in automation of container handling. Collaboration over these disciplines is not only necessary; most of all it’s fun!

So how does it work, TIL?

The MSc programme TIL offers you courses and projects to acquire knowledge, insights, and skills in the broad area of traffic (the movement of vehicles), transport (the movement of passengers and freight), infrastructure (roads, railways and harbours) and logistics (the organisation behind freight movements and transhipments both within and between industrial complexes).

First of all you follow a number of joint courses (the so-called fundamentals, the TIL seminars and the TIL interdisciplinary project). Next you choose one of four specializations and further complete your program with a broad list of recommended electives. In doing so, you’ll find yourself in lecture halls and coffee corners in all three participating faculties and even other ones.

The MSc programme TIL is offered jointly by three faculties:

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