UPTE Curriculum

Studying on the Urban, Port and Transport Economics program is pretty much like studying on any other master program here at Erasmus University. You have 5 blocks, the first one is devoted to the only compulsory course in the Curriculum – Quantitative Spatial Analysis – and to two other elective courses. Students have the choice of two seminars in the second block. In the third block 2 electives have to be chosen, and in the fourth block it’s a choice out of two seminars once again.

Urban, Port and Transport Economics students can choose not only UPTE courses, but also courses from TU Delft. Courses that are open to UPTE students change on a yearly basis. You will be informed at the start of the year which courses are available.

MSc Economics and Business
– specialisation Urban, Port and Transport Economics Curriculum 2017-2018

Period Course code Course name Student workload
Block1 FEM61000 Take-Off Master 0 cr
Block1 FEM11134
Quantitative Spatial Analysis
4 cr
Electives (see below) 16 cr
Seminars (see below) 24 cr
Block3+4+5 Master’s Thesis Urban, Port and Transport Economics 16 cr

Total

60 cr


Electives

Period Course code Course name Student workload
Block1 FEM11147 Urban Economics and Policy 4 cr
Block1 FEM11051 Port Economics 4 cr
Block1 FEM11059 Economics of Strategy 4 cr
Block1 FEM11135 Quantitative Logistics 4 cr
Block4 FEM11011 Economics of Innovation 4 cr
Block4 FEM11043 Air Transport Economics  4 cr
Block4 FEM11046 Strategic Management of the Transport and Logistics Firm 4 cr
Block4 FEM11060 Economics of Governance 4 cr
Block4 FEM11099 City Marketing 4 cr
Block4 FEM11141 Sports Economics 4 cr
TUD-Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics master’s course* 4 cr
Economics and Business master’s course 4 cr

*after approval of the Examination Board ESE

    Students choose:
  1. two courses (8 cr) from the listed UPTE courses,
  2. one TUD-Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics master’s course or
    one of the remaining listed UPTE courses (4 cr),
  3. one other Economics and Business course (4 cr), including the remaining listed UPTE courses.


Seminars

Period Course code Course name Student workload
Block2 FEM11044 Seminar Port Economics and Global Logistics 12 cr
Block2 FEM11045 Seminar Regional and Transport Economics 12 cr
Block3 FEM11119 Seminar Supply Chain Management and Optimisation 12 cr
Block3 FEM11120 Seminar Multinational Strategy and Foreign Direct Investment 12 cr

Students choose two seminars (24 cr) from the listed seminars.

This overview can also be found on the ESE website -> Course overview