Transportation Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #41 (WUR) ,
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.


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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments. Read more about the GRE® General test.

    • For more information, refer to the Academic and Examination Regulations of your degree program or visit the homepage of your TUM school or department
    • For application to TUM, you must submit the results of the General Test. The Subject Test alone is not sufficient
  • 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 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).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    256 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 128 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    256 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 128 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Student Fees: 128,50 €

Living costs for München

  • 950 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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