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The study programmes and research activities of the Department of Rail Technology and Mobility at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (UAS) respond 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 scarcity of specialist personnel who can draw on knowledge from a sufficiently wide range of disciplines to understand the railway from a holistic perspective. The 6 semester Bachelor and the 4 semester Master programme in Rail Technology and Mobility deal with the ’railway system’ in its entirety. Based on advanced knowledge in the field of railway construction, railway operations, system technology and management the graduates are well prepared for the complex requirements of practical work in railway companies, the railway-related industry and consulting.

"Hands on!“

“Hands on!” is the motto of regular excursions, at professional practical training, during exercises at the Austrian State Railway Training Centre Wörth or during simulations at the in-house raiLAB. Here you can have an authentic experience fo the newest railway operation software.
To the Training Centre Wörth

Strong partners

In order to offer state of the art study programmes, the Department of Rail Technology & Mobility maintains partnerships with all relevant players in the railway industry.

In cooperation with these partners from the railway industry students have the chance to apply their acquired theoretical knowledge in projects. In past years notable cooperation partners have been enlisted:

  • 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

Research at the Department Rail Technology & Mobility

The Carl Ritter von Ghega Institute for Integrated Mobility Research does application-oriented research and development with focuses on traffic and mobility.