MIT School of Architecture and Planning


Smart Mobility: Reimagining the Future of Transportation Tech & Sustainable Cities

Course starts

February 1, 2023

Registration closes February 7, 2023



Payment options

Course starts

February 1, 2023

Registration closes February 7, 2023




Payment Options

  • Length:
    6 weeks


  • Language:


  • Effort:
    7-10 hours per week, online collaborative learning


  • Faculty directors:
    Prof. Jinhua Zhao

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Learn about the curriculum, the industry experts you’ll learn from, the global network you’ll build and more.

About the course

Smart mobility is an opportunity to transform cities by making transportation faster, cheaper and more accessible for millions of people.


According to Zion Market Research, the global smart mobility market is projected to reach $148.91 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 18.74%.


The course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the three pillars of smart mobility: AI technologies, hardware technicalities and complex policies.


You’ll learn to leverage your new skills and strategies to create the sustainable transportation systems of the future.

Who is this course for?

  • Business leaders who want to understand the power of smart mobility


  • Venture capitalists eyeing investments in smart mobility startups


  • Urban planners and transportation consultants interested in smart mobility business models



Spent by investors on over 17 critical mobility technology clusters in the past decade.


Of automotive industry profits expected to come from new mobility technology by 2035.

Get certified

On completing the course, you will gain a prestigious certificate of attendance from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

Program Benefits

What you will gain

  • A certificate of completion from MIT SA+P, the global leader in the impact of technology on people and systems.
  • Actionable skills, knowledge and strategic frameworks to help you capitalize on smart mobility trends and advance your career.
  • A deep understanding of land use and transit-oriented development and policy so that you can lead the future of smart mobility.
  • A powerful professional network of transportation and business leaders, influencers, innovators and fellow learners.

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Companies we’ve worked with

Our learners are professionals from prestigious companies from across the world. In the past, we have worked with companies like NASA, Boeing, MasterCard, Salesforce, HSBC and many more.

The course has provided a better view of the health tech industry regarding medical devices. This course influenced my creation of a mobile-first website that will become an FDA regulated business called STRK.


Jun Murphy



Course Content

Module 1

Explore contemporary multimodal transit systems and the evolving networks of mobility service providers, policy makers and employers.

Module 2

Identify innovation opportunities to optimize existing urban transportation infrastructure and foster healthy, equitable communities.

Module 3

Describe how data can be a tool for designing more effective and sustainable large-scale transit systems.

Module 4

Illustrate how integrated pricing systems function across transportation, insurance and petroleum.

Module 5

Analyze the advantages and constraints of a decentralized mobility system by understanding Transportation Network Companies’ (TNCs) market structure.

Module 6

Create a proposal for sustainable, integrated urban transit systems that takes advantage of new transportation modalities like autonomous vehicles.

Faculty Directors

Prof. Jinhua Zhao

Faculty Director

Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Co-Director, Advancing Wellbeing Initiative Faculty Chair, MIT Mind+Hand+Heart

Annie Hudson

Researcher, MIT Mobility Initiative

Prof. Alex “Sandy” Pentland

Faculty Director

Professor, Institute for Data Systems and Society

  • Employer Assistance

    Helping employees upgrade their skills benefits employers and employees alike as it’s the perfect way to build skills and add value to your company. Reach out to our course advisors to get a sample letter to send to your employer requesting tuition reimbursement.
  • Payment Options

    You may pay your course fees in one upfront payment via credit or bank card, or you may opt to split payment in two or three installments. UK, EU and international learners who are UK residents may be eligible for private student loans. Learn more
  • Course Recurrence

    The next presentation of this course starts on Sept 21, 2022.
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