Course contents

Bachelor programme Rail Technology and Mobility

Studying means acquiring knowledge - but for us, above all: acquiring practical skills for professional life. The aim of the degree programme is therefore system understanding with application competence.

Transport and railway engineering

  • Railway operation: operation planning and management, infrastructure management, vehicle technology, timetable planning, operational simulation
  • Railway construction: route planning, planning and construction of railway systems, substructure/superstructure, bridge construction, tunnel construction
  • Energy technology and signalling technology: energy supply and catenary systems, signalling technology and technical track-side equipment
  • Total transport: freight transport, integrated mobility
  • Environment and climate: sustainability, decarbonisation
  • Projects: Simulation of railway networks, route planning
  • Digital systems: system landscapes, resilience, mission critical systems and digital train control

Digital Railway

  • Digital train control, mission critical systems, resilience
  • Digital information systems
  • Digital transformation of business models
  • Practical application skills in software tools: Timetabling, operational simulation, design, routing.

Business and law

National and international railway law, organisational forms of railway companies, authorities, principles of economy, market and customer interests

Academic techniques

Personality development, team leadership, work and team techniques, introduction to scientific work, academic writing, bachelor's thesis as an academic dissertation


Mathematics, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, telecommunications, mechanics and statics


Within the framework of your studies, you will spend a week at a partner company from the railway sector in German-speaking countries where you will work out the system differences to Austria on the basis of practical applications, e.g. using simulation facilities. In this way, you will get know the requirements of the international railway industry through a hands-on approach.

Project work and internship

In the context of two projects, you put your expertise into practice, work in interdisciplinary teams and apply methods of project management.

  • In the railway network simulation project, you use software to replicate a realistic railway line and simulate its operation. Subsequently, you test the effects on improvement of the infrastructure.
  • In the constructive project "Route Planning", you plan the infrastructure improvement in detail with a route-planning software.

The programme includes a vocational internship of at least eight weeks at a company of the railway sector. Professional experience can be credited as well. Alternatively, students may participate in the UAS-wide Interdisciplinary Lab (iLab).


In every semester, you have the opportunity to take part in excursions to currently interesting venues of the railway sector (construction sites, workshops, railway companies, etc.)

Cooperations: Strong partners

Instructors from partner companies in the railway industry bring top expertise and the latest developments to the courses. We organise excursions in cooperation with top companies that offer internships as well as the supervision of diploma theses.

Current foundation-cooperation partners are:

BBM Kooperationspartner