Master of Science in Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems (MITLS)

College of Engineering

The Master of Science programme in Intelligent Transport and Logistics Systems aims to prepare highly qualified professionals capable of providing top-grade services and expertise in the dynamic and fast-expanding field of intelligent transportation and logistics.  The specific goal of the programme contents is to integrate technology into transportation and logistics systems, thus increasing efficiency, safety, mobility, and customer satisfaction, while minimizing the impact on the environment. Graduates of this programme will have a wide choice of challenging career opportunities in transportation and logistics sector.

Some of the features that distinguishes this programme are:

  1. Uniqueness: logistics and transport are niche areas unique in Bahrain. The programme will fill the gap that currently exists in the transport and logistics job market by introducing new cutting-edge technological concepts and tools that can be used in the field.
  2. Enhanced knowledge: Knowledge is enhanced by bringing professionals and academics together to inform and continually update both theory and practice to keep up with rapid changes in the field.
  3. Professional strength: This program is a broad offering, aiming to prepare students for future careers by developing their technical expertise, honing their employability-related skills, advancing their subject knowledge, and building their professional confidence.

Programme Aims

  • To provide knowledge of the ICT  tools  and  trends  in  intelligent  transport   systems,  as  well  as  the  methods  and  instruments  that  allow  the application of the most optimal and efficient solutions.
  • To train students to integrate digitization and automation technologies into advanced planning methods in transport and logistics systems.
  • To provide advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in applied statistics and computational techniques in transportation and logistics engineering.
  • To foster and strengthen student’s engineering  skills  to  solve  real-world  problems linked with the transport and logistics systems.

Employability Prospects

  • Logistics Specialist.
  • Transportation Specialist.
  • Senior ITS Engineer.
  • Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Consultancy.
  • Transportation Engineers.
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
  • Logistic Coordinator.

Programme Structure

The MITLS programme comprises 36 credit hours distributed as follows: 18 hours core courses, 6 hours electives. In addition, MITLS students may opt for either OPTION 1 DISSERTATION [12 credits] or OPTION 2 APPLIED PROJECT [6 credits] as classified in the study plan.

Course title Credit hours
Core Courses
Fundamentals of Transport and Logistics Systems 3
Optimization Techniques in Transport and Logistics 3
Urban Mobility and Smart Cities 3
Geographical Information Systems for Transportation 3
Mobile and Networks Communication for Transport Systems 3
Research Methodology 3
Elective Courses  
Internet of Things 3
Innovation Project Management 3
Traffic and Transport Safety 3
Logistics in Supply Chains 3
Transportation Policy, Strategy and Regulations 3
Data Analytics for Smart and Connected Cities 3
Connected and Automated Vehicles 3
Msc Thesis
Dissertation in Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems* 12
Applied Project in Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems** 12
Total credit hours 36

*   OPTION 1 DISSERTATION [12 credits] and  two Major electives

  ** OPTION 2 APPLIED PROJECT [6 credits] and four Major electives

Entry Requirements

Admission to Ahlia University (AU) is selective based on academic achievements. Applications are welcomed from all students regardless of race, colour, gender, religion, nationality, physical or learning disability. Admission is purely based on merit.

General Requirements

Ahlia University accepts Master programme applicants holding undergraduate degrees to join the University as new students provided that they meet the entry and application requirements set by the University and are in-line with the Bahraini Higher Education Council requirements.

  • The applicant must hold a recognised bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • The applicant must hold a recognised secondary school certificate or its equivalent.
  • The applicant must be medically fit for the academic programme they wish to apply for.
  • All applicants will be interviewed by a relevant programme committee

Only successful applicants in the interview will be considered for admission. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to stipulate deficiency requirements to any applicant offered admission where, in the judgment of the Committee, the mastery of the relevant subject matter has not been conclusively demonstrated by the academic transcript.

Programme Specific Requirements

The applicants who meet the following programme specific admission requirements will be admitted to the MSc in Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems (MITLS) programme.


Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) requirement
  • GPA ≥ 2.5
  • Subject to passing an interview/evaluation at the program level.
  • Student with GPA <2.5 are subject to passing an interview and taking foundation courses
Accepted Specializations
  1. A Recognized bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in engineering, information technology, science, business, economics, planning, transport and logistics or any related disciplines.
  2. Applicants who hold a recognized bachelor’s degree in disciplines other than the ones mentioned above and have experience of at least one year in the field of transportation and logistics.
  3. Applicants who hold a recognized bachelor’s degree in disciplines other than the ones mentioned above may be accepted in the program subject to passing an interview and successful completion of the foundation courses.

Postgraduate Tuition & Fees

Application Fee BD 40
Registration Fee BD 300
Foundation Courses (if applicable) BD 960
Fee of 36 credit hours BD 7,920

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