Curriculum Description

The Master's Program in Transportation Systems consists of 4 semesters. It takes 24 months overall and starts each year in October. The program is based on lectures combined with exercises and seminars. It has an interdisciplinary approach and provides students with a deep theoretical understanding of all different aspects of the transportation system.

The program consists of:

  • 3 semesters of course works including a project seminar
  • 150 hours internship in transportation related industry or authority
  • 6 months Master`s Thesis

The language of instruction of the Master's program is English, knowledge of the German language is not mandatory. However, it facilitates the daily life of international students, if they are able to speak some words in German.

Overview over the required modules:

  • Sustainable Transportation (9 ECTS)
  • Analysis Methods (6 ECTS)
  • Land-Use and Transport – Strategies and Models (6 ECTS)
  • Transport Concepts and Implementation (6 ECTS)
  • Infrastructure Planning (6 ECTS)
  • Traffic Management (6 ECTS)
  • Cross-cutting Fundamentals and Methods (3 ECTS)
  • Transportation Systems in Germany (3 ECTS)
  • Project seminar (10 ECTS)

Module descriptions are available on "TUMonline" - the campus management system of the Technical University of Munich. You can access it on

Besides, the students specialize in one of the following fields of study:

  1. Transportation Infrastructure
  2. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  3. Transportation Demand Management

A project seminar provides the opportunity to explore scientific investigations and practical solutions in an experimental environment. In an multinational and interdisciplinary group, the participants will be asked to process together a complex engineering task and to discuss their findings with lecturers and research staff. An internship in a transportation related company or authority and a 6-months Master's Thesis complete the program.

Apart from that, there is a broad variety electives. The catalogue of electives is announced in TUMonline before the start of the semester. Besides, students of the Master's Program in Transportation Systems can achieve up to 6 ECTS credits through extra-curricular "individual electives" that are relevant to the field of transportation engineering (e.g. algorithms, programming, urban planning, automotive engineering, etc.). Language courses, soft skills seminars or other courses that are not relevant to the degree program cannot be accepted. Procedure: Please complete the application form (click here for download) and submit it to Mrs. Göppel (room 1701).

More details about the Master's Program in Transportation Systems can be found in the degree programm documentation (click here for download).