Seminar and presentations of TU Delft Transport Infrastructure and Logistics (TIL) Students.
The field of transport, infrastructure and logistics is interconnected with virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Put simply, without transport systems, our complex economies, cities and societies are simply inconceivable. Every day we take the bus, train or our cars and drive over interconnected systems of road infrastructure, rail- or tram networks. We go to shops and buy products that were produced, manufactured and distributed across all continents over all conceivable transport networks, over water, land or via the air. And even within large or small industrial complexes, again transport plays a fundamental role. Think of the automated baggage handling at international airports, fully automated production chains or automated container terminals at large harbors. Transport is everywhere, 24/7, 365 days of the year! And transport is not just a means to an end in our daily practice, it also influences heavily how we plan our environment and our economy, how politicians determine policies and how you, me and every one make choices about where we live, where we work, which activities we undertake and how we spend our lives
Clearly, if there is one engineering discipline, which by nature is multi- and interdisciplinary, it is this incredibly broad field of transport, infrastructure and logistics. Unfortunately, it is fragmented into many specialized sub-disciplines, each with their own vocabulary, paradigms and theories. For example, logistical engineers may view an urban transport network as just “another” link in a complex network of supply chains, whereas urban planners may consider transport networks just instrumental in their planning of modern cities and landscapes. Civil engineers on the other hand consider transport networks as the central (vascular) network which enable complex economic, social and spatial activities and processes. Of course, they all have a point. But wouldn’t it be great if urban planners, policy makers and traffic and transport engineers had a common understanding of all these different and vocabularies? The TU Delft MSc Master’s Programme in Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TIL) offers exactly this!
TIL MSc Programme
TIL is a comprehensive MSc programme, which aims to provide graduates with that broad knowledge and skills over the entire TIL domain. The MSc programme TIL offers courses and projects to acquire knowledge, insights, and skills in the broad area of traffic (the movement of vehicles), transport (the movement of passengers and freight), infrastructure (roads, railways and harbours) and logistics (the organisation behind freight movements and transhipments both within and between industrial complexes).