Course contents

Bachelor programme Rail Technology and Mobility

Basics 

Mathematics, physics, IT, electrical engineering and telecommunications

Work and teamwork approaches

Personal development, team management

Specialist courses

Railway operation

Operation planning and management, infrastructure management, vehicle technology, timetable planning, operation 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 (new), integrated mobility (new)

Business and law

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

Environment and Climate

Sustainability, decarbonisation

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.  

Internationality

Within the framework of your studies, you will spend a week at a partner company from the railway sector in Germany or Switzerland 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.

Alternative participation in the UAS-wide Interdisciplinary Lab (iLab). Projects: simulation of railway networks, route planning

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).

Excursions

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