Program Description

The main objective of the MS degree in Transportation Systems (TS) at Nile University is to prepare a new generation of transportation professionals in Egypt, educated to the highest international level, and are able to research and solve Egypt’s transportation problems and meet its needs in the 21st century. Transportation professionals usually aim at achieving two main objectives: safety and efficiency of the system. This can be achieved with better design, planning, and management of the Transportation system. With the increase in the size and demands on the system, these objectives are becoming more difficult and challenging. Advancement in new sensor and communication technologies and electronics have many promises to provide solutions to many of the transportation problems and challenges as we move into the 21st century. Many advanced systems, part of the general term known as “Transportation Systems”, have been implemented in many developed countries around the world, and more recently to some developing countries.

Local/ International Partners

The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation (CATSS) is the international partner. The Egyptian Ministries of Transportation and Communication are the main local partners, however, efforts to include port and airport authorities are underway. Local industry with interest in the communication, sensors, and hardware of ITS, can also be among the local partners.

Who should attend/Target Market

Applicants for this program could be individuals dealing with transportation issues from the various Egyptian government sectors, including the Ministries of Transportation and Communication, and the Traffic Police. Company employees in Egypt and the Gulf who are working in technologies that could be applied to Transportation and ITS, are also potential candidates for this program. In addition, graduates from both public and private Egyptian Universities are eligible to apply.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will have the vision and the knowledge to provide innovation and technical leadership in the wireless industry. They will also be capable of leading the region in this area of competing at the international level. In addition, graduates will have the skills to become world-class researchers who can make fundamental contributions to the wireless networking area.


Students will be knowledgeable in the state-of-the-art of Transportation Systems, and moving from conventional approaches to more innovative and advanced means in meeting the demands and solving transportation problems.


The program consists of 36 credit hours divided as follows:

Core: Fundamentals of ITS and Traffic Management, Traffic Safety Analysis, Probability and Statistics for Engineers.

Electives – Track 1: Traffic Engineering, ITS Applications, Transportation Planning and Travel Demand Analysis, Advanced Geometric Design of Highways, Advanced Urban Transit Systems, Planning and Design of Airports, Freight Transportation Analysis

Electives – Track 2: Advanced Mathematics for Engineers, Operation, Networks and Signal Processing, Introduction to Telematics, Smart Sensors and Wireless Communication, Principles of Control Theory, Synergy: Operations Research in Transportation, Modeling and Simulation, Systems Engineering, other Management of Technology and/or Business School Offerings.