Career prospects

Bachelor programme Rail Technology and Mobility

In the near future, there will be strong demand for highly trained rail transport experts with technical, financial and environmental expertise and skills. In view of current developments in transport in Austria and the EU, employers will be on the lookout for:

  • project managers
  • rail technology specialists
  • infrastructure project planners
  • construction managers and construction site supervisors
  • network planners and analysts
  • operating systems and regional implementation planners
  • administrators responsible for implementing and maintaining technical line equipment
  • route managers and bid planners working for railway networks
  • tender coordinators
  • tender planners working for transport associations and local authorities
  • consultants for public transport contracts
  • administrators for bids and service pricing
  • consultants on relations between public authorities and rail companies

Graduates will be equipped to take on managerial responsibilities at rail companies, and work at various management levels in related industries and planning offices, as well as in public administration at the following organisations:

  • Austrian and European rail companies
  • Austrian transport associations and transport organisations
  • Schieneninfrastruktur-Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH (SCHIG; Austrian state-owned rail consulting and service company) and Schienen Control GmbH (Austrian rail regulator)
  • construction companies specialised in railway construction
  • industrial companies working on railway infrastructure
  • federal, provincial and local authorities, ministries, public authorities and notified bodies
  • chambers, federations and interest groups
  • planning and consulting companies specialised in railway infrastructure technology