Track: Transport Engineering and logistics
Degree: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months
Type: Regular study programme
Language of instruction: English
The ever increasing scale and complexity of transport systems and their increasingly harsh operating conditions require more integrated design approaches in order to build future proof machine systems. Future proof integrated design approaches should start from the fact that the role and function of machines is more and more considered as part of complex transport and supply chains, where different stakeholders and operating authorities impose different, possibly conflicting requirements on design specifications. In this track you will learn how to model, design, automate, control and maintain such transport machines and transport systems. The curriculum includes courses covering such topics as tools (design, simulation and analysis), machinery, equipment, industrial systems, logistics, operations, information, (distributed) control and optimization.
In this track there is a strong emphasis on solving current and foreseen challenges in industry, using both scientific, practical and applied knowledge. All aspects of transport engineering in the transport and marine industries are addressed including, for example, harbours, airports, container and bulk terminals, ships, material handling, intermodal transport networks and production and distribution systems.
What will you learn
This track focuses on the development, design, construction and operation of transport systems and equipment, as well as technological, organisational, environmental and logistical issues. The challenge is to optimise the operational performance of transport systems, taking into account human limitations in the management of complex systems, and interaction between material and equipment. Students will learn to analyse and solve technological and operational problems, as well as to design small and largescale transport equipment and systems. Key aspects are automation and control of transport systems and intelligent infrastructures, design and modelling of transport equipment and material interaction by Finite Element Method or Discrete Element Method, Delft Systems Approach, Discrete Event Simulation to model logistics systems.