Course contents

Bachelor programme Rail Technology and Mobility

In the bachelor programme, students obtain general knowledge of scientific and technical basics, the latest railway technologies, regulations, production methods, business administration, legal aspects, management and social skills, as well as business English and English for the railway industry.

Basics

Mathematics, physics, IT, electrical engineering and telecommunications

Business and law

Legal regulations governing railway systems, railway organisation, and basic principles related to business, markets and customers

Work and teamwork approaches

Personal development, team management and cross-cultural cooperation

Railway infrastructure and railway operations

Railway operations and railway management, technical systems, rail track planning, rail systems (heavy and light), railway substructures and superstructures, bridge construction, tunnel construction and technical maintenance of railway infrastructure

Additional modules

Rolling stock and traction technology, transport planning and simulation, project management, railway infrastructure and the environment

Specialisations

In semesters five and six, students select one of the following three specialisations:

  • Railway Operation and Systems Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Management of Railway Systems

Academic techniques

Introduction to academic approaches; two bachelor papers and seminar

Foreign languages

The programme covers English for the railway industry and business English. Students obtain a level of language proficiency in line with that for international language certificates. This provides them with the language skills necessary for consulting work and presentations, holding training and development courses, as well as preparing academic publications and lecturing.  

Practical experience

Students are required to complete an internship of at least eight weeks in the railway sector.