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Master's Degree in Urban Mobility

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Master's Degree in Urban Mobility

The aim of the master’s degree in Urban Mobility is to improve urban mobility in our cities and around the world. This requires not just improvements in technical infrastructure (towards intelligent transport infrastructure, the Internet of Things, etc.) but also holistic planning, execution and operation. Urban transformation obliges stakeholders to interact and understand others’ perspectives to make this improvement. This programme trains students from a variety of engineering backgrounds and equips them with the sector’s specific skills. It allows them to gain further, in-depth knowledge of the transition towards sustainable mobility, future services and markets and the impact of ICTs and energy technologies. The programme also provides fundamental tools in entrepreneurship and innovation for dealing with the rapid transformation of global society. There is currently no other master’s degree in Spain that provides such comprehensive education in this field.

The master’s degree in Urban Mobility is proposed as part of the higher education provided by the Urban Mobility Master School, which is part of the European Institute of Technology (EIT). Within this initiative, which also has a scholarship programme, if the first year is taken at one of the universities in the consortium and a second year is taken at another university, students may be awarded a double degree.

The entire master’s degree can also be taken at the UPC, independently of the EIT’s proposal.

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Admission requirements

General requirements

  • An official Spanish university qualification or an official university qualification issued by a university in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that qualifies the holder for admission to a master's degree.
  • A qualification issued by a university in a country that is not in the EHEA. If the qualification has not been homologated, the UPC will verify that the course of study corresponds to a level of education equivalent to an official Spanish university degree and that the qualification obtained would provide admission to a master’s degree in the country in which it was awarded. This access route in no way implies the homologation of the qualification or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to the master's degree. The master's degree will, however, be fully and legally valid.

Specific requirements

Admission to EIT Urban Mobility Master programme (international)

All our programmes are taught in English. All applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency. This is generally verified through an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS. We advise all applicants considering submitting an application to take either a TOEFL or an IELTS test as they are accepted by all partner universities.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First year

Fall semester

  • Innovation & entrepreneurship for world challenges
  • Decision making & economy in urban mobility
  • Mobility modeling
  • Operation & management of transport systems
  • Data analysis in transport systems
  • Introduction to supply chain

Spring semester

  • Project based on an innovation challenge
  • Liveable cities & urban mobility
  • Travel demand & behavioral modeling
  • Relevant elective courses

EIT Summer school

During the fall semester of the second year, students must enrol at least 10 ECTS from the Innovation & Entrepreneurship group (at least one of them must be worth 5 ECTS), and at least 20 ECTS from the Relevant Elective group belonging to the track of choice.

This course is only available for those students enrolled to the international Programme EIT Urban Mobility Master.

Second year

Fall semester

  • Product or service development project
  • Innovation & entrepreneurship elective courses
  • Relevant elective courses

Spring semester

  • Master's thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Students enrolled to the EIT Urban Mobility programme (international):

  • EU students: €4,000 per year
  • Non-EU students: €16,000 per year

Students enrolled to the UPC local programme (outside the EIT Urban Mobilty programme):

  • EU students: €6,535 per year
  • Non-EU students: €9,803 per year


120 ECTS credits

Specific competencies

  • To analyse and design mobility and logistics services, in whole or in part, by applying methods, techniques and tools that are appropriate for specific functions and aims.
  • To design procedures for collecting mobility data that take into consideration their specificity, and to apply appropriate techniques for processing them, analysing them and drawing conclusions from them so that they can be used in the models that require them.
  • To design and carry out demand analysis studies, and to model demand and its structure in accordance with mobility models.
  • To apply modelling, optimisation and simulation techniques for solving problems that arise in mobility design, operation and management.
  • To diagnose the implications of globalisation phenomena and changes in markets for the operation of supply chains.

For more information, please visit the university website.

Career paths

Graduates may find employment in logistics, transport management, mobility and sustainability departments in public bodies, mobility operators, urbanism, consultancy, the automobile sector, private mobility services, etc.

Their potential future careers are as urban planners and designers of public spaces, planners of sustainable mobility policies, advisors in private and public companies in the sector, designers and managers of mobility services, mobility energy strategists, citizen participation coordinators and international mobility project managers.

They will have high-level competencies in entrepreneurship and innovation and may develop business initiatives on a self-employed basis or set up a business.

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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Why study at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya is a prestigious and well-known institution of Higher Education, nationally and internationally.

In order to develop its international policy, the UPC is member to 16 networks of universities of excellence, each of which has different objectives. These networks dedicate their efforts to work jointly with prestigious institutions to obtain results, provide visibility and lead our interests and strategies to position us at the highest level.

UPC has 2.717 students in international mobility programs, 1.541 exchange agreements with 708 HEIs and 50 DD agreements with 32 universities. Every year, more than 6,000 bachelor’s and master’s students and more than 500 doctoral students graduate. The UPC has a high graduate employment rate: 93% of its graduates are in work and 76% find a job in under three months.

The UPC has different top facilities and labs where to develop research projects, which have helped UPC become a benchmark university in Europe in innovation and technology transfer. In collaboration with other public and private institutions, UPC has created research centers with its own legal entity, internationally recognized, such as the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), the Institute of Spatial Studies of Catalunya (IEEC) or the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Campus Nord, Calle Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona Catalonia

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