Resilient Networks

Resilient Networks

Resilient Networks

Transportation Engineering and Mobility

Study Plans Common Subjects


Common Subjects

A significant amount of common topics are shared by all curricula, ensuring that 65% of the teaching schedule is shared. This is an optimal compromise between a solid common transport engineering culture and the flexibility to accommodate your aptitude and professional vision.

Year Semester Subject ETCS
1 1 Language skills 3
1 1 Positioning and location-based services 9
1 1 Systems and Control Fundamentals 9
1 1 Electric Systems in Transportation 9
1 2 Road safety 9
1 2 Intelligent Transportation Systems 9
1 2 Machine Learning and Big Data 9
1 2 Lab Smart Infrastructures 2
2 2 Lab / Internship 7
2 2 MSc Thesis 12

Resilient Networks

Build your professional skills on Resilient Networks. Physical infrastructures are often old, and the problem of keeping them efficient and safe is a crucial issue. Local failures quickly propagate in terms of network efficiency, with possible disruptive effects, requiring duly analyses and remediation strategies for improving both local and global resilience of transportation networks for freights and passengers.

Resilient networks have become increasingly important in transportation and mobility due to the growing complexity of transportation systems, the impact of climate change, and the integration of emerging technologies. Resilient networks dealt with:

  1. Climate Change Adaptation: Climate change has led to an increase in extreme weather events, such as floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. These events can disrupt transportation networks. Resilience planning is essential to ensure that transportation systems can withstand and recover from climate-related disruptions, minimizing downtime and maintaining connectivity.
  2. Disaster Response and Recovery: Transportation networks are critical in disaster response and recovery. Resilience planning involves designing infrastructure and systems that can quickly adapt to changing conditions, allowing emergency services to access affected areas and facilitate the evacuation of residents.
  3. Digitalization and Automation: Integrating digital technologies and automation in transportation systems, including autonomous vehicles and intelligent traffic management, has created new challenges and opportunities for resilience planning. Ensuring the security and reliability of digital infrastructure is crucial to maintaining mobility in the face of cyber threats and system failures.
  4. Supply Chain Resilience: Global supply chains rely heavily on transportation networks to move goods efficiently. Transportation disruptions can have cascading effects on supply chains. Resilience planning involves diversifying supply chain routes, adopting just-in-case inventory strategies, and using real-time data to respond to disruptions swiftly.
  5. Electrification and Alternative Fuels: Transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) and alternative fuels is critical to sustainable mobility. Resilient Networks include planning for the charging infrastructure required for EVs and ensuring that alternative fuel supply chains are robust enough to maintain reliable mobility options.
  6. Intermodal Connectivity: Resilience planning emphasizes intermodal connectivity, which enables smooth transitions between various modes of transportation (e.g., trains, buses, and bicycles). This reduces the dependence on a single mode and provides alternative options in case of disruptions.
  7. Community and Equity: Resilience planning considers the needs of all community members, especially vulnerable populations. Transportation systems must be designed to provide access to essential services and resources during disruptions, ensuring that no one is left behind.
  8. Data and Predictive Analytics: Real-time data and predictive analytics play a significant role in network resilience. These tools can help transportation agencies anticipate disruptions, optimize traffic flow, and provide timely information to travelers, enabling them to make informed choices during troubles.
  9. Infrastructure Maintenance and Redundancy: Resilience planning involves regular infrastructure maintenance to prevent wear and tear that can lead to unexpected failures. It may also include building redundancy into critical transportation links to ensure alternative routes are available during disruptions.
  10. Public-Private Partnerships: Collaboration between public and private sector stakeholders is essential for network resilience. Private companies often play a crucial role in transportation infrastructure and can work with governments to implement resilient solutions.
  11. Legislation and Regulations: Governments increasingly recognize network resilience's importance and implement regulations and legislation to promote it. These measures may include requirements for climate resilience assessments, cybersecurity standards, and disaster preparedness plans.

In conclusion, network resilience is fundamental in transportation and mobility planning. It involves a comprehensive approach encompassing infrastructure design, technology integration, emergency response, and community engagement. As transportation systems evolve and face new challenges, planning resilient networks will be critical to ensure people and goods' reliable and sustainable movement.

Specific Subjects

Structural Health Monitoring

1st semester, 9 ECTS

Sustainable Road Materials

2nd semester, 9 ETCS

Railway and Transit Services

2nd semester, 9 ETCS

Resilience of Geotechnical Systems

2nd semester, 6 ETCS

Key information for entry

Awards Level 2
Mode of Study Full Time
Duration 2 years
Location 21, via Claudio - 80125 Napoli (Italy) -

Entry Requirements:

Candidate students require a level 6 qualification (or above), according to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). Moreover, they should provide evidence of English language proficiency at level B2 or above (otherwise, individual English proficiency testing could be done immediately after enrolment). For non-EU candidate students, a B2 English certificate is strictly needed. A certificate issued by the bachelor's degree University or an MOI (Medium of Instruction) certificate is also accepted.

The MSc in Transportation Engineering And Mobility preferably requires a bachelor's in Engineering. Otherwise, particular conditions must be checked:

  • At least 36 ETCS in basic sciences (maths, physics, etc.)
  • At least 39 ETCS in industrial engineering, information, and communication technology, or civil engineering; of these, at least 18 ETCS in civil engineering.

Non-EU candidates must follow a pre-admission roadmap for obtaining a visa to study in Italy.

For more admission information, see the relevant web page.