Gender, Transportation and Development Area of Study

Gender class with Dr Kyoko


The graduate course Gender, Transportation and Development (GTD) is a multi-disciplinary program that is problem-solving in nature. It focuses on specific problems of the effect of infrastructure planning and management on equitable and sustainable development for women and men. As a multi-disciplinary program, it focuses on:

1. Gender and development

2. Regional development planning

3. Infrastructure planning and management, with special focus on transportation engineering and management

It covers both the physical planning based on transportation engineering, and social, community and gender analysis and planning based on social science. It envisages to develop planning and management theories and practices contextualized to Southeast Asia, especially the GMS region.

Gender, transportation and development program invites strong applicants with a four-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in both engineering background (civil engineering) as well as social science background (sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, architecture). Former work experience in public sector (both government and NGO) is required. Work experience in development planning will be considered an advantage.

The duration of the Gender, Transportation and Development Master’s program is four semesters. The program consists of required courses, elective courses and research (Thesis or Research Study). Required and elective courses are offered from the areas of gender and development, transportation engineering, regional development and planning, urban environmental management, and construction engineering and infrastructure management.

First Entry Semester: August 2008

Duration: 22 months (4 Semesters and 1 Inter-Semester Period)

August  –   December 2008                       
January –   May 2009                    
June      –   July (Inter-Semester) 2009
August  –   December 2009
January –   May 2010

Entry Requirements

1. Hold a Bachelor degree (normally from a four-year program), or its equivalent, in an appropriate field of study from an institution of good standing acceptable to AIT.

2. Have undergraduate grades significantly above average; the minimum GPA requirement for admission to the master's program is 2.75 or equivalent at the Bachelor degree level.

3. Be in satisfactory physical and mental health, and have a record of good conduct.

4. Achieve the minimum scores of English exams for admission as shown in the table below. 

IELTS

4.5

GRE (Analytical Writing)

4.2

TOEFL
Paper-based
Computer-based
Internet-based


500
173
61

CET 4 (China)

510

CU-TEP (Thailand)

62

ICE TEFOW

120

ARC (Lao PDR)

5.0

AITEIT

4.5

 

 

5. Currently working on issues related to transportation management and development in one’s own country.

6. Submit AIT’s application form.

7. Submit one or two page essay on reasons for applying and career objectives after completion of study.

Curriculum (Click!)

The program consists of required courses, elective courses and research (Thesis or Research Study). Selected topics on varying subjects of current interest are offered as needed. Independent special studies are also undertaken by students, often to support the demands of their research.

Required and elective courses are offered from the areas of gender and development, transportation engineering, regional and rural development and planning, urban environmental management, and construction, engineering and infrastructure management.

Coursework Credit

The minimum coursework requirement is 26 credits for thesis option and 38 credits for research study option as follows:

  • 26 coursework credits + 22 thesis credits (for Thesis option)
  • 38 coursework credits + 10 research credits (for Research option)

Thesis Option

Research Option

Required courses

15 credits

Required courses

15 credits

Elective courses

11 credits

Elective courses

23 credits

Thesis

22 credits

Research study

10 credits

Total

48 credits

Total

48 credits

Photo: Women sells agriculture or forest products along the road no.9. Laos by T. Kumya

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