Admission 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 in 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. transportation planning, traffic engineering and control, transportation infrastructure, urban development & urban planning) as well as sound basics in engineering related to transportation systems (e.g. algorithmic, informatics, programming, computer-aided simulation; drive engineering, automation engineering, energy technology, automotive engineering; communication technology, communications engineering, control technology/cybernetics, circuit technology, sensor technology; bridge construction, geographic information systems, surveying; descriptive geometry, hydromechanics, mathematics, statistics, engineering mechanics);
  • 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);
  • Basic knowledge of the German language.

Single parameters of the aptitude assessment are as follows:

  • Ability to work scientifically, principle-based and in a method-oriented manner;
  • Knowledge and skills in the field of mobility and transportation as well as in the field of engineering science, gained in the previous academic education;
  • Oral and written subject related language skills;
  • Science-oriented interest in engineering problems from the field of transportation systems.

Further Conditions for Some Applicants

  • If you achieved your qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. Bachelor's degree) in a country outside the EU/EEA, you will also have to apply to uni-assist.
  • China, Mongolia or Vietnam: Applicants who studied there must submit a valid APS certificate from the German Embassy.
  • Iran: All certificates have to be authenticated by the German Embassy. Please refer to the information provided on the website of the German Embassy in Tehran
  • Georgia: Applicants who studied there have to submit their application and accompanying documents directly to TUM. Verification of the undergraduate (bachelor's) degree must be submitted as a (notorized) certified copy bearing an apostille (additional authentification of notarized documents for international purposes). The apostille must appear on both the Georgian-language original and the translation.