Transportation Systems | Doctoral Program
The Doctoral Program in Transportation Systems (DPTS) is designed to prepare students for transportation-related careers in academia, including teaching and advanced research, as well as professional practice careers in both public and private sectors. Upon completion of the program, students will be intellectual leaders within their chosen fields and organizations.
The goal of the program is to prepare students to become leading actors in the transportation world by providing excellence and innovation in teaching and research through:
The DPTS covers all transport systems topics, from transport policy and planning to infrastructure design and maintenance, at the various spatial levels (from international to local), and for the various modes (air, rail, road, etc.). Up to now, the main focus areas have been:
Candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds including engineering, urban planning, computer science, economics, and other social sciences are encouraged to apply.
Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with MIT and Portuguese faculty on world-class research projects in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, high-speed rail development, airport and airline systems, and land use – transport integration. Best students with an MIT Portugal scholarship will have the opportunity to spend up to an year at MIT working on their research projects.
The PhD program Director is:
A list of other faculty members involved in research and/or teaching in the CTIS Master’s program is available at:
The contact person for the Doctoral Program of Transportation Systems is:
Ms Teresa Afonso