Study program "Transport System Engineering"

Bachelor's professional study program "Transport System Engineering" prepares transport system engineers able to solve a wide range of complex, technology-intensive problems related to the organization of technological processes for cargo handling at transport terminals, introduction of information technologies to transport and their application, optimization, planning and forecasting of transport systems, maintenance and repair of different types of vehicles and cargo lifting and transfer mechanisms, design and manufacturing of new machines and mechanisms. Training of transport system engineers according to program "Transport System Engineering" is implemented pursuant to the requirements of professional standard PS 0253.

 

Aims of the study program:

  • to provide professional Bachelor's/Master's  education in Transport System Engineering with the aim to offer a required number of adequately trained professionals for the research, introduction and application of new technologies intended for transport infrastructure;
  • to train professionals who would be competitive in the modern labour market which is being created in Latvia taking into account the fact that its national economy is oriented towards the highest level of economic development – international or global management system (it is characterized by manufacturing close to the market, preprocessing at the place of raw material extraction or delivery, development and integration of region-wide and global transport systems, moving towards the creation of highly educated, knowledgeable, skilful and constantly developing society);
  • to offer a comprehensive, practically-applicable, enhanced professional education providing the opportunity to adapt to the labour market, join research activities in the field of transport, carry out scientific research, effectively create and use modern technologies as well as continue studying for a Master's or Doctor's degree.

Main objectives of the study program:

  • to provide the knowledge of mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and field theoretical principles necessary for the acquisition of latest developments in the field in order to get theoretical and practical competence for making contributions to the development of the profession;
  • to apply conventional study methods (lectures, practical and laboratory works, seminars, etc.) and modernized methods (case study, for ex., about the things happening in nature, manufacturing and human society; group work; work in transport departments, etc.) in the process of studies;
  • to give knowledge about trends in the development of science and technology;
  • to apply modern studies quality management methods devoting special attention to innovative ideas (teaching, learning, knowledge, experience, science, technique, technology, manufacturing);
  • to ensure the acquisition of knowledge necessary for understanding globalization processes;
  • to allow students to take an opportunity to study for state budget funds as well as to pay for studies themselves in case of large competition.

At present, the program is implemented in two directions:

  • Logistics and transport systems: knowledge about the creation, development and management of integrated and balanced multimodal and intermodal systems as well as about the design, management and development of progressive transport technological systems and technologies.
  • Vehicle repair technologies and maintenance: knowledge about modern vehicle repair technologies, maintenance and part restoration methods, durability management, the mechanisms and equipment of specialized vehicles, role of mechanical and automated equipment in the field of transport, ability to participate in the development of new materials.