Smart Planning

Smart Planning

Smart Planning

Transportation Engineering and Mobility

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

Smart Planning

Is your vision to address decision-making problems in transportation through rigorous and up-to-date tools? Learn how to develop and master decision support systems. Apply them to the field of strategic infrastructure planning service scheduling, or operational management of networks. Become a Smart Planning expert in freight and passenger transport. Choose the Smart Planning study curriculum.

For several reasons, Smart Planning plays a crucial role in transportation engineering and mobility. It helps improve transportation systems' efficiency and addresses various environmental, economic, and social challenges. The critical importance of Smart Planning comes through:

  1. Optimizing Infrastructure: Smart planning ensures that transportation infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and public transit systems, is designed and maintained efficiently. This optimization minimizes construction and maintenance costs while maximizing the lifespan of infrastructure assets.
  2. Traffic Management: Efficient traffic management, including intelligent traffic signal systems and congestion pricing, can help reduce traffic congestion, improve traffic flow, and reduce travel times. This leads to lower fuel consumption, reduced air pollution, and less commuter stress.
  3. Reducing Environmental Impact: Sustainable transportation planning can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Strategies like promoting public transit, encouraging biking and walking, and adopting electric vehicles can help mitigate the environmental impact of transportation systems.
  4. Enhancing Safety: Smart planning improves transportation safety by implementing better road design, speed limit enforcement, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). These efforts help reduce accidents and save lives.
  5. Economic Development: Well-planned transportation systems are vital for economic development. They facilitate the movement of goods and people, support businesses, and attract investment. Efficient transportation networks can also reduce industry transportation costs, increasing competitiveness.
  6. Access to Opportunities: Smart planning ensures that transportation services are accessible to all members of society, regardless of income, age, or physical ability. This helps people access job opportunities, education, healthcare, and social services more efficiently.
  7. Urban Planning: Transportation planning is closely linked to urban planning. Smart urban planning includes considerations for mixed land use, transit-oriented development, and pedestrian-friendly design, which reduce the need for long commutes and encourage sustainable mobility choices.
  8. Data-Driven Decision Making: Smart planning relies on data and technology to make informed decisions. Real-time data from sensors, GPS, and mobile apps can help transportation agencies respond to incidents, adjust traffic flow, and plan infrastructure improvements more effectively.
  9. Public Engagement: Involving the community in transportation planning is essential. Smart planning includes mechanisms for gathering public input, addressing concerns, and ensuring that transportation solutions meet the needs and preferences of those who use them.
  10. Future-Proofing: As technology evolves, smart planning allows transportation systems to adapt and incorporate innovations, such as autonomous vehicles and electric mobility solutions. Planning for these changes can help cities and regions stay ahead of emerging trends.
  11. Resilience: Smart planning considers the resilience of transportation infrastructure in the face of climate change, extreme weather events, and other disasters. It involves designing infrastructure and systems that can withstand and recover from disruptions.
  12. Efficient Resource Allocation: By optimizing routes, schedules, and resource allocation, smart planning helps transportation agencies make the most of limited budgets and resources, ensuring that funds are directed where needed.

In summary, Smart Planning in transportation engineering and mobility is essential for creating efficient, sustainable, and inclusive transportation systems that benefit communities, the economy, and the environment. It leverages technology, data, and community input to make informed decisions and adapt to evolving needs and challenges.

Specific Subjects

Freight and Logistics

2nd semester, 9 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.