Study Plans: discover opportunities
Study Plans (curricula) cover different application areas, from Smart Mobility to more traditional topics from the perspective of Smart Planning. Network Resilience is a new and exciting topic in the transport sector and is fully addressed by the available curricula. Choosing an additional minor edge with 10 ETCS of extra effort allows for attaining the Diploma Supplement for Smart Infrastructure Developers. Study Plans can be selected once admitted to MSc-TEAM; choices are required starting from the second year of the study program.
The director of the Study Program is available to discuss the choice of the Study Plans. He can be reached in person at the MSc TEAM headquarters in Via Claudio 21, or he can be contacted online. In both cases, a booking utility is available here: MScTEAM – Director of the Study Program.
Study Plans can be chosen starting in a time window from mid-June to mid-July of the first year.
Study Plans Common Subjects
|1||1||Positioning and location-based services||9|
|1||1||Systems and Control Fundamentals||9|
|1||1||Electric Systems in Transportation||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|
Choose Smart Mobility if your attitude is toward digital technologies or if you believe the future of mobility lies in the connection and interoperability of vehicles, infrastructure, and services. We will take you by hand to apply new digital technologies to transportation. Regardless of your engineering background, you will be ready to face new challenges in transportation.
Smart mobility and new technologies are profoundly transforming the transportation industry, offering innovative solutions to longstanding challenges such as congestion, pollution, and inefficiency. Key trends characterize the development of the Smart Mobility paradigm:
- Autonomous Vehicles (AVs): Self-driving cars are being developed by companies like Tesla, Waymo, and Uber. These vehicles have the potential to improve safety, reduce traffic congestion, and provide greater accessibility to people who cannot drive.
- Ride-Sharing and Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Companies like Uber and Lyft have popularized ride-sharing services, while Mobility as a Service platforms are integrating various transportation options (bikes, scooters, public transit, ride-sharing) into a single, convenient app.
- Connected Vehicles: IoT technology allows vehicles to communicate with each other and infrastructure, enhancing safety and optimizing traffic flow. V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication can reduce accidents and improve congestion management.
- Smart Traffic Management: Advanced traffic management systems use real-time data to optimize traffic flow, reduce congestion, and enhance safety. This includes adaptive traffic signals and predictive analytics.
- AI and Predictive Analytics: Machine learning algorithms are being used to predict traffic patterns, optimize routes for delivery trucks, and provide personalized transportation recommendations.
- Urban Planning and Smart Cities: Integrated urban planning and the development of smart cities are crucial for creating efficient and sustainable transportation systems that incorporate the latest technologies.
- Regulation and Policy: Governments worldwide are developing rules to address the challenges and opportunities presented by new transportation technologies, balancing innovation with safety and environmental concerns.
Integrating these technologies and trends into transportation systems can reduce congestion, lower emissions, increase accessibility, and improve overall mobility. However, challenges like regulatory hurdles, infrastructure development, and public acceptance will continue to shape the evolution of smart mobility in transportation.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Minor program for Smart Infrastructure Developers
A minor study program for Smart Infrastructure Developers can be a valuable addition to your educational journey, especially if you're interested in emerging technologies, urban development, and sustainable infrastructure. The minor also exploits some of the competencies already acquired in the major educational roadmap. It lets the students view some studied subjects from a new perspective. Smart Infrastructure Developers are required to obtain an overview of intelligent infrastructures and their role in modern urban development, an understanding of the principles of integrating technology into infrastructure to enhance efficiency, sustainability, and functionality, an exploration of how IoT devices and sensors collect data from infrastructure components, learning data analytics techniques to extract valuable insights from the data collected, examining innovative transportation systems, including intelligent traffic management, autonomous vehicles, and public transportation innovations.
The minor program for Smart Infrastructure Developers will equip you with a well-rounded understanding of intelligent infrastructure development, including the technologies, practices, and principles involved in creating more efficient, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure for the future. Be sure to check with your educational institution for specific course offerings and requirements for this minor program.
The Minor is organized within the Italian national project “Engineering for the Transitions”. The partners of the project are the University of Napoli “Federico II”, the Polytechnic of Bari, the Polytechnic of Milano, the Polytechnic of Torino and the University of Bologna, the University of Padova, the University of Palermo, the University of Roma La Sapienza. The project has the patronage of the Italian Minister of University. The Minor is organized as an extension of the MSc for graduating students or as a post-integration program of the MSc for graduated students. The Minor for Smart Infrastructure Developers provides an educational path that includes activities up to 30 credits. The student selects modules from a portfolio dedicated to acquiring methodologies to propose and support the development of solutions for the efficiency, security, resilience, and sustainability of networks and infrastructures. The selection of the modules is submitted by the student and approved by a Steering Committee. The Study Program in Transportation Engineering and Mobility has framed a roadmap that automatically matches all the requirements for Smart Infrastructure Developers.
The roadmap ensures the acquisition of a Digital Badge.
Entry key and information
Smart Infrastructures Developer Fact Sheet
|Mode of Study||Full Time|
|Duration||2 years + (activities for extra 10 ETCS are requested)|
|Location||21, via Claudio - 80125 Napoli (Italy) - https://goo.gl/maps/uy9Tq7ve6jELv5io7|
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.
It is requested an additional amount of activities (10 extra ECTS):
- 4 ETCS in additional seminars, workshops, and lab activities
- 6 ETCS for a subject on smart infrastructures, based on lectures and final examination.