Transportation Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #46 ,
The Master of Science Programme in Transportation Systems from the Technical University of Munich provides graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with these challenges. Students learn to design and to operate modern transportation systems and integrated inter-modal transport management systems.

About

Transport and mobility are of central importance for any modern economy and society. Besides, the concept of sustainable development challenges societies and economies worldwide. It requires new approaches to transportation planning and management strategies.

Nowadays, we need to consider the transportation system as part of a complex system if we want to provide good transportation conditions for societies and economies as well as enhance the living quality of rural and urban areas in the long-term. Therefore, transportation planning strategies must include interactions between transport, economy, land-use and the natural environment.

Graduates from the Master`s Program in Transportation Systems at the Technical University of Munich can start a career as traffic engineer, transport consultant or transport planner in all different areas of the transportation sector such as

  • Governmental agencies,
  • Public transport authorities,
  • Urban and regional planning departments,
  • Private and state owned transportation companies (land, sea, air),
  • Freight and logistic enterprises,
  • The automotive industry,
  • Infrastructure-maintaining companies,
  • And many more.

Programme Structure

Required Modules:
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Analysis Methods
  • Land-Use and Transport – Strategies and Models
  • Transport Concepts and Implementation
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Traffic Management
  • Cross-cutting fundamentals and methods
  • Transportation Systems in Germany - with excursion
  • Project seminar
Besides, the students specialize in one of the following fields of study:
  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Transportation Demand Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 605

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Application for the Master’s Program in Transportation Systems at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is open to candidates with:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree obtained at a university after at least six semesters of studyin the area(s) of Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Communications Engineering, Economics, Architecture or other scientific area related to transportation systems;
  • An academic background in Transportation Science (e.g. Urban and infrastructure planning, Transportation planning, Transportation engineering and control, Traffic infrastructure engineering); [For TUM students who would like to apply: Please refer to this list of transportation lectures.];
  • An adequate knowledge of the English language; for students whose native language or language of instruction is not English, this must be demonstrated by a recognized language test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS).

Further Conditions for Some Applicants

  • China, Mongolia or Vietnam: Applicants who studied there must submit a valid APS certificate from the German Embassy.
  • India: Graudates from Indian universities must submit their recent GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) results.
  • Iran: Please refer to the information provided on the website of the German Embassy in Tehranwww.teheran.diplo.de/
  • Georgia: Applicants who studied there have to submit a valid ZAST certificate from the “Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle für den Freistaat Bayern” (English: Central Agency for Approval of Admission Documents for Higher Education)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

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