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Curriculum Transportation Systems

The curriculum of your degree consists of different module types, which provide you with specialist knowledge, mathematical-scientific basics, practical experience as well as contextual knowledge from areas such as communication and business.

In the third year of study, depending on your interest, you can choose between three main areas and take the corresponding specialization and elective modules. Click on each module to learn more about choices, language of instruction and ECTS credits.

Module overview full-time

This module table is valid from 16. September 2019

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Context Modules

Project Modules

Subject-Specific Modules

Mathematics and Natural Science Modules

Semester 1 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Communication Competence 1

Communication Competence 1

The Communication Competence 1 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Researching and processing information in a scientific context // Developing presentation skills // Organising communication and feedback in teams // Teaching language: DE/EN

Fundamentals Project 1

Fundamentals Project 1

In Basic Project 1 you first measure and analyse the movement of a freely chosen body and then create a quarter car model to analyse simple driving dynamics scenarios. The work in Basic Project 1 goes under the motto "Measuring, Modelling, Communicating". // Teaching language: DE

Spatial Planning

Spatial Planning

Spatial planning (SP) is a cross-cutting discipline which deals primarily with settlement, landscape and transport. The course covers SP instruments in the context of future technological and social developments. The dynamics of transport and SP development and their impacts play a key role. // Teaching language: DE

Transportation Systems - Basics

Transportation Systems - Basics

The passenger and freight transport market: determination of demand in the context of settlements and traffic. Transport systems: modes, characteristics, market shares, costs and cooperation. Public and private transport planning procedures: principles, concepts and dimensioning of infrastructure // Teaching language: DE

Computer Science Programming 1

Computer Science Programming 1

Introduction to software development with Python. // Teaching language: DE

Analysis 1

Analysis 1

In this course, students learn the basic concepts of calculus of one real variable. // Teaching language: DE

Linear Algebra 1

Linear Algebra 1

Students are familiarised with and master the basic concepts and propositions of linear algebra and analytic geometry. They can formulate simple concrete questions in the mathematical language and are able to solve these independently and present their solutions. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1 will first introduce you into the basic scientific methodology and the related mathematical tools by analyzing dynamical processes from the fields of hydro- and electrodynamics. The second part of the course focuses on Newtonian mechanics and basic fluid-dynamics. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 2 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Communication Competence 2

Communication Competence 2

The Communication Competence 2 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Collaborative writing and peer feedback in a scientific/professional context // Developing research skills // Audience-oriented communication // Teaching language: DE/EN

Fundamentals Project 2

Fundamentals Project 2

In Transportation Project 2, you extend the quarter car model from your first semester to three degrees of freedom, including the suspension, and you model a number of driving dynamics scenarios. Project planning and teamwork play a central role in this project. // Teaching language: DE

Transportation Economics 1

Transportation Economics 1

Students acquire the basic business knowledge that a traffic engineer needs in their professional role as a project manager, a service, sales or planning engineer, and also in their first leadership or managerial function. // Teaching language: DE

Transportation Systems - Operations

Transportation Systems - Operations

Relevant operational factors such as actors, production factors and procedures, legislation // Static and dynamic operating principles for sections and nodes of raod and rail // Operational planning and control including timetabling of public transport // Productivity : parameters and optimisations // Teaching language: DE

Computer Science Programming 2

Computer Science Programming 2

Students’ existing programming skills are enhanced and applied on a practical level. The module conveys the competences for developing robust software applications in ubiquitous environments. Modelling approaches, failure sources and optimisation opportunities are understood at a code level. // Teaching language: DE

Analysis 2

Analysis 2

Basic concepts and methods of differential and integral calculus of one real variable, as well as their application. // Teaching language: DE

Linear Algebra 2

Linear Algebra 2

Students are familiarised with and master the basic concepts and propositions of linear algebra and complex numbers. They can formulate simple concrete questions in the mathematical language and are able to solve these independently and present their solutions. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 2

Physics 2

In the first part of Physics 2 we will deal with basic rigid body mechanics and switch to basic thermodynamics of ideal gases, heat and entropy transport-phenomena and thermodynamic cycles for the second part of the semester. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 3 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Communication Competence 3

Communication Competence 3

The Communication Competence 3 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Communication in international and interdisciplinary settings // Mediation and transfer between English and German // Negotiation and discussion // Teaching language: DE/EN

Transportation Practice Project 1

Transportation Practice Project 1

Taking current real-life problems from road traffic planning, students independently develop solutions. These are presented in a technical report. // Teaching language: DE

Transportation Economics 2

Transportation Economics 2

Teaching language: DE

Intermodality and Multimodality

Intermodality and Multimodality

In future, the networking of means of transport in passenger and freight traffic will become much more important. The module gives an overview of the development paths and examines the topic of sharing using selected case studies. // Teaching language: DE

Operations Management Fundamentals

Operations Management Fundamentals

A practice-oriented introduction to Operations Management, which conveys the basic concepts in a precise and illustrative way and gives a broad overview of the relevant topics. Selected quantitative models and methods and their practical application are discussed in depth. // Teaching language: DE

Operations Research

Operations Research

The Operations Research module introduces students to linear and integer linear optimisation. The basics of optimisation in graphs are additionally presented. // Teaching language: DE

Stochastics and Statistics

Stochastics and Statistics

The module introduces the terms and concepts of probability theory and statistics that are indispensable for a deeper understanding of many areas. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 3

Physics 3

Teaching language: DE

Semester 4 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Digitisation of Economic Systems

Digitisation of Economic Systems

Digitalisation is profoundly changing our entire economic system. This lecture examines the concrete effects of digital transformation on the business models of established and new companies. The opportunities arising from digitisation and the obstacles or risks that exist are examined. // Teaching language: DE

Transportation Practice Project 2

Transportation Practice Project 2

Taking the current problem of a business partner as a basis, students independently work out a solution strategy as a consulting team. This strategy is presented to the practice partner in a professionally visualised form. // Teaching language: DE

Transportation Law

Transportation Law

Transport law for traffic engineers provides an overview of the elementary legal bases in the field of transport and puts them into the context of current transport policy. // Unterrichtssprache: DE

Maintenance

Maintenance

Teaching language: DE

Facility and Fleet Management

Facility and Fleet Management

Teaching language: DE

Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety

Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety

Students learn the importance of RAMS for developing safety-relevant and reliable systems for safe operation of mobility systems. The course imparts theoretical and practical knowledge on safe systems in the field of operations, system development, quality management and safety management. // Teaching language: DE

Data Analysis and Forecasting

Data Analysis and Forecasting

The module is centered around multiple linear regression and time series analysis. These techniques are at the heart of statistical modelling and thus provide the basis for the analysis and prediction of important variables such as demand for transport, accident numbers, etc. // Teaching language: DE

Numerics

Numerics

This class gives an introduction to the theory and algorithms of numerical mathematics. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 5 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Project Thesis: Transportation Systems

Project Thesis: Transportation Systems

  • ECTS : 6

For their project thesis, students work independently on a topic from the field of mobility & logistics in close cooperation with practical partners from the transport industry (companies, associations, administration) and their supervising lecturers.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Logistik and Supply Chain Management 2
  • Mobility Data Mining
  • Modeling and Simulation 1
  • Network Development
  • Surveys and Samples
  • Transport Engineering 1

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Logistik and Supply Chain Management 2
  • Mobility Data Mining
  • Modeling and Simulation 1
  • Network Development
  • Surveys and Samples
  • Transport Engineering 1

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Logistik and Supply Chain Management 2
  • Mobility Data Mining
  • Modeling and Simulation 1
  • Network Development
  • Surveys and Samples
  • Transport Engineering 1

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Logistik and Supply Chain Management 2
  • Mobility Data Mining
  • Modeling and Simulation 1
  • Network Development
  • Surveys and Samples
  • Transport Engineering 1

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Optional Module

Optional Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Höhere Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Moderne Physik
  • Photonics – Angewandte Optik
  • Mathematik: Kryptologie
  • Sensors
  • Statistik 2

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Semester 6 , Semester ECTS : 30 , Semester week lessons : 30

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Bachelor Thesis: Transportation Systems

Bachelor Thesis: Transportation Systems

  • ECTS : 12

In the Bachelor's thesis, students work independently on topics from the field of mobility & logistics in close cooperation with business partners from the transport industry (companies, associations, administration) and the supervising lecturers.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Enterprise Resource Planing – Produktion und Logistik
  • Logistics 2
  • Mobility Data Analytics
  • Modeling and Simulation 2
  • Control Technology and Customer Information
  • Transport Engineering 2

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Enterprise Resource Planing – Produktion und Logistik
  • Logistics 2
  • Mobility Data Analytics
  • Modeling and Simulation 2
  • Control Technology and Customer Information
  • Transport Engineering 2

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Enterprise Resource Planing – Produktion und Logistik
  • Logistics 2
  • Mobility Data Analytics
  • Modeling and Simulation 2
  • Control Technology and Customer Information
  • Transport Engineering 2

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Enterprise Resource Planing – Produktion und Logistik
  • Logistics 2
  • Mobility Data Analytics
  • Modeling and Simulation 2
  • Control Technology and Customer Information
  • Transport Engineering 2

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

The list of elective modules reflects the current state of the offer. It can change until the third year of study.

Module overview part-time

This module table is valid from 16. September 2019

Module legend

Context Modules

Subject-Specific Modules

Mathematics and Natural Science Modules

Project Modules

Semester 1 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Communication Competence 1

Communication Competence 1

The Communication Competence 1 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Researching and processing information in a scientific context // Developing presentation skills // Organising communication and feedback in teams // Teaching language: DE/EN

Spatial Planning

Spatial Planning

Spatial planning (SP) is a cross-cutting discipline which deals primarily with settlement, landscape and transport. The course covers SP instruments in the context of future technological and social developments. The dynamics of transport and SP development and their impacts play a key role. // Teaching language: DE

Transportation Systems - Basics

Transportation Systems - Basics

The passenger and freight transport market: determination of demand in the context of settlements and traffic. Transport systems: modes, characteristics, market shares, costs and cooperation. Public and private transport planning procedures: principles, concepts and dimensioning of infrastructure // Teaching language: DE

Computer Science Programming 1

Computer Science Programming 1

Introduction to software development with Python. // Teaching language: DE

Analysis 1

Analysis 1

In this course, students learn the basic concepts of calculus of one real variable. // Teaching language: DE

Linear Algebra 1

Linear Algebra 1

Students are familiarised with and master the basic concepts and propositions of linear algebra and analytic geometry. They can formulate simple concrete questions in the mathematical language and are able to solve these independently and present their solutions. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 2 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Communication Competence 2

Communication Competence 2

The Communication Competence 2 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Collaborative writing and peer feedback in a scientific/professional context // Developing research skills // Audience-oriented communication // Teaching language: DE/EN

Transportation Economics 1

Transportation Economics 1

Students acquire the basic business knowledge that a traffic engineer needs in their professional role as a project manager, a service, sales or planning engineer, and also in their first leadership or managerial function. // Teaching language: DE

Transportation Systems - Operations

Transportation Systems - Operations

Relevant operational factors such as actors, production factors and procedures, legislation // Static and dynamic operating principles for sections and nodes of raod and rail // Operational planning and control including timetabling of public transport // Productivity : parameters and optimisations // Teaching language: DE

Computer Science Programming 2

Computer Science Programming 2

Students’ existing programming skills are enhanced and applied on a practical level. The module conveys the competences for developing robust software applications in ubiquitous environments. Modelling approaches, failure sources and optimisation opportunities are understood at a code level. // Teaching language: DE

Analysis 2

Analysis 2

Basic concepts and methods of differential and integral calculus of one real variable, as well as their application. // Teaching language: DE

Linear Algebra 2

Linear Algebra 2

Students are familiarised with and master the basic concepts and propositions of linear algebra and complex numbers. They can formulate simple concrete questions in the mathematical language and are able to solve these independently and present their solutions. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 3 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Communication Competence 3

Communication Competence 3

The Communication Competence 3 module focuses on the following aspects of communication training: Communication in international and interdisciplinary settings // Mediation and transfer between English and German // Negotiation and discussion // Teaching language: DE/EN

Fundamentals Project 1

Fundamentals Project 1

In Basic Project 1 you first measure and analyse the movement of a freely chosen body and then create a quarter car model to analyse simple driving dynamics scenarios. The work in Basic Project 1 goes under the motto "Measuring, Modelling, Communicating". // Teaching language: DE

Transportation Economics 2

Transportation Economics 2

Teaching language: DE

Intermodality and Multimodality

Intermodality and Multimodality

In future, the networking of means of transport in passenger and freight traffic will become much more important. The module gives an overview of the development paths and examines the topic of sharing using selected case studies. // Teaching language: DE

Stochastics and Statistics

Stochastics and Statistics

The module introduces the terms and concepts of probability theory and statistics that are indispensable for a deeper understanding of many areas. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 1

Physics 1

Physics 1 will first introduce you into the basic scientific methodology and the related mathematical tools by analyzing dynamical processes from the fields of hydro- and electrodynamics. The second part of the course focuses on Newtonian mechanics and basic fluid-dynamics. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 4 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Digitisation of Economic Systems

Digitisation of Economic Systems

Digitalisation is profoundly changing our entire economic system. This lecture examines the concrete effects of digital transformation on the business models of established and new companies. The opportunities arising from digitisation and the obstacles or risks that exist are examined. // Teaching language: DE

Fundamentals Project 2

Fundamentals Project 2

In Transportation Project 2, you extend the quarter car model from your first semester to three degrees of freedom, including the suspension, and you model a number of driving dynamics scenarios. Project planning and teamwork play a central role in this project. // Teaching language: DE

Transportation Law

Transportation Law

Transport law for traffic engineers provides an overview of the elementary legal bases in the field of transport and puts them into the context of current transport policy. // Unterrichtssprache: DE

Maintenance

Maintenance

Teaching language: DE

Data Analysis and Forecasting

Data Analysis and Forecasting

The module is centered around multiple linear regression and time series analysis. These techniques are at the heart of statistical modelling and thus provide the basis for the analysis and prediction of important variables such as demand for transport, accident numbers, etc. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 2

Physics 2

In the first part of Physics 2 we will deal with basic rigid body mechanics and switch to basic thermodynamics of ideal gases, heat and entropy transport-phenomena and thermodynamic cycles for the second part of the semester. // Teaching language: DE

Semester 5 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Transportation Practice Project 1

Transportation Practice Project 1

Taking current real-life problems from road traffic planning, students independently develop solutions. These are presented in a technical report. // Teaching language: DE

Operations Management Fundamentals

Operations Management Fundamentals

A practice-oriented introduction to Operations Management, which conveys the basic concepts in a precise and illustrative way and gives a broad overview of the relevant topics. Selected quantitative models and methods and their practical application are discussed in depth. // Teaching language: DE

Operations Research

Operations Research

The Operations Research module introduces students to linear and integer linear optimisation. The basics of optimisation in graphs are additionally presented. // Teaching language: DE

Physics 3

Physics 3

Teaching language: DE

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Logistik and Supply Chain Management 2
  • Mobility Data Mining
  • Modeling and Simulation 1
  • Network Development
  • Surveys and Samples
  • Transport Engineering 1

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Semester 6 , Semester ECTS : 22 , Semester week lessons : 22

Elective Module

Elective Module

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Transportation Practice Project 2

Transportation Practice Project 2

Taking the current problem of a business partner as a basis, students independently work out a solution strategy as a consulting team. This strategy is presented to the practice partner in a professionally visualised form. // Teaching language: DE

Facility and Fleet Management

Facility and Fleet Management

Teaching language: DE

Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety

Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety

Students learn the importance of RAMS for developing safety-relevant and reliable systems for safe operation of mobility systems. The course imparts theoretical and practical knowledge on safe systems in the field of operations, system development, quality management and safety management. // Teaching language: DE

Numerics

Numerics

This class gives an introduction to the theory and algorithms of numerical mathematics. // Teaching language: DE

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Enterprise Resource Planing – Produktion und Logistik
  • Logistics 2
  • Mobility Data Analytics
  • Modeling and Simulation 2
  • Control Technology and Customer Information
  • Transport Engineering 2

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Semester 7 , Semester ECTS : 24 , Semester week lessons : 18

Project Thesis: Transportation Systems

Project Thesis: Transportation Systems

  • ECTS : 6

For their project thesis, students work independently on a topic from the field of mobility & logistics in close cooperation with practical partners from the transport industry (companies, associations, administration) and their supervising lecturers.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Logistik and Supply Chain Management 2
  • Mobility Data Mining
  • Modeling and Simulation 1
  • Network Development
  • Surveys and Samples
  • Transport Engineering 1

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Logistik and Supply Chain Management 2
  • Mobility Data Mining
  • Modeling and Simulation 1
  • Network Development
  • Surveys and Samples
  • Transport Engineering 1

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Logistik and Supply Chain Management 2
  • Mobility Data Mining
  • Modeling and Simulation 1
  • Network Development
  • Surveys and Samples
  • Transport Engineering 1

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Optional Module

Optional Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Höhere Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Moderne Physik
  • Photonics – Angewandte Optik
  • Mathematik: Kryptologie
  • Sensors
  • Statistik 2

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Semester 8 , Semester ECTS : 24 , Semester week lessons : 12

Bachelor Thesis: Transportation Systems

Bachelor Thesis: Transportation Systems

  • ECTS : 12

In the Bachelor's thesis, students work independently on topics from the field of mobility & logistics in close cooperation with business partners from the transport industry (companies, associations, administration) and the supervising lecturers.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Enterprise Resource Planing – Produktion und Logistik
  • Logistics 2
  • Mobility Data Analytics
  • Modeling and Simulation 2
  • Control Technology and Customer Information
  • Transport Engineering 2

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Enterprise Resource Planing – Produktion und Logistik
  • Logistics 2
  • Mobility Data Analytics
  • Modeling and Simulation 2
  • Control Technology and Customer Information
  • Transport Engineering 2

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

Elective Module

Elective Module

  • ECTS : 4

Module from group

  • Enterprise Resource Planing – Produktion und Logistik
  • Logistics 2
  • Mobility Data Analytics
  • Modeling and Simulation 2
  • Control Technology and Customer Information
  • Transport Engineering 2

You choose a elective module according to your interests.

The list of elective modules reflects the current state of the offer. It can change until the third year of study.