The study programmes and research activities of the Department of Rail Technology and Mobility at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences are a response to the current political, economic and environmental challenge of finding sustainable transport solutions for the 21st century.
Railways are complex systems. Throughout Europe, there is a shortage of specialist employees who can draw on knowledge from a sufficiently wide range of disciplines to develop holistic insights into rail systems. The six-semester bachelor degree and four-semester master programme in Rail Technology & Mobility deal with railway systems in their entirety. Thanks to their advanced knowledge of rail construction, railway operations, system technology and management, graduates are well prepared to handle the complex requirements of day-to-day work at rail companies, as well as in railway-related industry and consulting.
"Hands on!" is the motto for regular excursions, professional practical training and exercises at the Austrian Federal Railways' (ÖBB) Wörth training centre. The same goes for simulations in the in-house raiLAB, which gives students realistic, first-hand experience of the latest railway operations software.
Wörth training centre
The Department of Rail Technology & Mobility maintains partnerships with all of the key players in the railway industry, allowing it to offer state-of-the-art degree programmes.
Cooperation with these industry partners enables students to apply theoretical knowledge in the course of projects. In recent years, collaborations have been set up with a number of high-profile partners:
- Austrian Federal Railways
- Frequentis AG
- Research Department of Railway Systems at TU Wien
- Siemens AG Austria
- Logistics Research Austria
- Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG
- WKO Fachverband Schienenbahnen
- Voith Turbo
- Weichenwerk Wörth
- Schieneninfrastruktur Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH
- Voestalpine Schienen GmbH