Programme structure (2021–2023)

Content and structure of the programme

The study program focuses on analysis, challenges and problem solving in transport and provides a thorough understanding of the complexity and structure of different transport systems. In addition to providing a solid, transport-related platform, the study program allows students to choose between two directions; urban transport and long-distance transport, where both passenger and freight transport are dealt with. The structure of the study also covers topics related to logistics, such as networks and operational issues. The subject area has a scientific approach, based on areas such as economics, engineering, IT, social sciences and quantitative methods such as operations analysis and statistics. The program is open to international students and all teaching takes place in English.

Organisation and learning

Content and structure of the programme

The study programme have only compulsory courses in the first semester.

The second semester there are two main study options:

  • Urban Transport, including public passenger transport, new micromobility modes such as scooters, and transport economics and policy.

  • Long Distance Transport, including transport of both people and goods. 

In the third semester, to develop specialist skills and knowledge, you choose in-depth seminar courses, from a range of thirty, taught by experts from all over the world.

During this semester, the students should also find a topic for their master's thesis, and write a proposal for this. Here the students should indicate the topic, research methods and methodologies that can be relevant, some preliminary overview of previous research, and literature within the chosen topic. The proposal will be presented orally.

In the fourth semester the students are working on their master's thesis. Presentation and examination/ defense of the thesis will take place in June.

All lectures and exams will take place in Molde.

A wide range of lecturing and study methods are used within the modules. They are usually run over one semester with lectures once or twice per week. In some cases, courses consist of intensive lecturing in one or two weeks during a semester, and more regular lectures once a week in other parts of the semester. Students have homework in terms of exercises, computer lab work, problem-based research tasks, and case studies and assignments, both individually and in groups. The seminars in the third semester are intensive courses lasting for one week consisting of lectures, homework, discussions and student presentations. Students enrolled in the programme are expected to have at least a workload of 40 hours per week. The programme is not offered for distance learning.

Required study progression

An achievement of at least 75% of nominal study progression during an academic year is required in order to maintain the place in the study programme.

Evaluation of the study

Student assessment is made on basis of monitored exams, essays, written case study reports and oral presentations.

Study model

Autumn 2021

Spring 2022

You must choose one spesialization

Autumn 2022

Seminars in Logistics

Seminars in logistics (minimum 30 credits) The list of seminars will be changed significantly for the autumn 2022, with more transport-oriented seminars including seminars on sustainable transport operations.

Spring 2023

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 28, 2021 4:31:10 AM