24 months
14115 EUR/year
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The Transport and Geoinformation Technology programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology combines two closely related aspects of the built environment: transport systems and geoinformation technologies.  

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The Transport and Geoinformation Technology programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology enables students to either specialise in one of these main subjects or develop their own interdisciplinary study plan, making use of each student’s unique background and interests. The recommended courses form a foundation for both subject areas, and students can choose a subject area by selecting the most appropriate sequence of the elective courses. Most courses combine interactive lectures with laboratory work. Many also include an in-depth term project. The courses make use of modern data collection instruments and quantitative modelling and processing software. 

In the final term degree project, students apply their acquired knowledge and skills in solving scientific problems in the main subject areas of the programme. They conduct independent investigations characterised by critical analysis and synthesis; they learn how to analyse, formulate and define scientific problems, find and evaluate possible solutions and, finally, present the results in a thesis. In addition, students will gain practical training in scientific communication and presentation, both orally in seminars and in written form. The degree project may be carried out at KTH or in a company or organisation outside of the university. The topic can be developed by the student alone or together with supervisors.


Securing sustainable development and preventing climate changes is a top priority for mankind. It cannot be achieved without well-organised, well-functioning and environmental-friendly transport systems. A prerequisite for planning, designing and constructing all necessary infrastructure are precise and up-to-date geographic databases. There is great demand for experts within transport systems and geoinformation technologies in both private and government sectors.

Examples of career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Geoinformation analyst: gathering, analysing, and reporting on geospatial data at national mapping and cartographic agencies (such as Lantmäteriet in Sweden).
  • Transport planner/modeller: helping the city, regional governments or national administration to plan, design and operate transport systems and to analyse the transport effects of new developments to achieve sustainability (for example consultant companies like WSP, ÅF, regional governments or the national transport administration, Trafikverket).
  • Consultant at a private firm in areas ranging from surveying, mapping, and geoinformation processing to transport planning and traffic engineering (such as Digpro or Ramboll).
  • Railways engineer; undertaking analysis and strategic planning of rail systems including infrastructure, rolling stock, timetable management, and traveller information services (for example at SL, SJ or other railway companies, or the national transport administration, Trafikverket).
  • GIS expert in fields ranging from urban planning to land and resource management to environmental monitoring (municipalities, consultant companies).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • GIS Architecture and Algorithms 
  • Geovisualisation 
  • Digital Image Processing and Applications 
  • Spatial Analysis 
  • Spatial Databases  
  • Map Projections and Reference Systems 
  • Railway Traffic - Market and Planning, Basic Course
  • Transport Data collection and Analysis 
  • Traffic Engineering and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor’s degree, equivalent to 180 ECTS credits, in civil engineering, urban planning, environmental science, geodesy, geographic information systems, computer science or another field with a clear relevance to the programme. At least 60 ECTS credits in transport engineering and planning, geomatics, physics, computer science, statistics, and/or mathematics are required. A minimum of 3 ECTS credits per course should be in:

  • Computer programming 
  • Linear algebra
  • Geographic information systems or database technology, or geodetic surveying
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Single-variable calculus

In total, at least 6 ECTS credits are required for mathematics (statistics not counted).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14115 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28230 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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