Bachelor's degree Transportation Systems

"Thanks to my education, I speak the same language as the quote planners or those in charge of infrastructures – this improves the teamwork immensely. I can speak my mind, participate in the tasks at hand, and recognise and classify problems." 

Christoph Zurflüh, Graduate Transportation Systems, Project Manager for Communication and Quality,  Verkehrsverbund Luzern

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Good reasons to study transportation systems

  • A study programme developed together with leading figures and skilled professionals from industry, the authorities and associations
  • Excellent job prospects in a field with relevance for the future
  • Practical training with the inclusion of current research results

At a glance

Title: Bachelor of Science ZFH in Transportation Systems

Workload: 180 ECTS-Credits

Duration: 6 Semester

Study model: full-time study, practice-integrated Bachelor programme

Start of Program: Autumn

Application deadline: 30. April

Location: Winterthur

Language of Instruction: German

Semester Fee: CHF 720 per Semester + additional study costs

Graduate programmes: Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

Curriculum content bachelor's degree Transportation Sytems

Mobility makes an important contribution to our well-being; we are constantly travelling faster and farther. The globalisation of commerce, production and services is also causing a constant increase in international goods traffic.

The Transportation Systems degree programme deals with the entire rail- and road-based transportation system and addresses the demands of tomorrow's mobile world.

Climate change necessitates rapid advances. Transportation as one of the most significant greenhouse-gas emitters thus plays a central role in the inevitable social transformation process. When we are successful in using mobility and logistics as a driving force for more sustainable trade and ecological technologies, it will have a decisive effect on climate-friendly further development of the entire system.

Highly qualified engineers are needed to collaborate on designing and implementing complex solutions for these technological, economic and ecological challenges. Application examples include new supply concepts for rail and bus systems, the design of logistical value-added chains in industrial and service companies, and the creation of mobility services in neighbourhoods.

The Transportation Systems degree programme provides the right tools for exciting jobs in the transportation sector. You are able to choose between the specialisation in Engineering or Transportation Management, depending on your future professional specialisation.

Study models

The Bachelor programme is offered as a full-time programme with a duration of three years.

We offer the Practice-Integrated Bachelor programme for secondary-school graduates that combines internships and lectures in a four-year model.

There are further opportunities available, such as completing an exchange semester at a partner university during the Bachelor programme. International exposure as part of a study programme improves not only career prospects but also expands cultural horizons.

Internship before starting the Bachelor programme

It is beneficial to complete a one-year internship before starting the Transportation Engineering Bachelor programme. Candidates holding a school leaving certificate must provide evidence of completing a professional internship of at least 12 months before starting the study programme.

We are happy to help you find the right internship. As a rule, we recommend the following online platforms for your internship search:

If you do not find what you are looking for here, do not hesitate to contact us.

Fridolin Landolt, Member of Executive Management, Planzer Support AG
“The bachelor degree programme in Transport Systems is an excellent choice for students wishing to work as highly qualified engineers in the transport sector.”

Fridolin Landolt, Member of Executive Management, Planzer Support AG

Alexander Häne, Head of Service Offerings, PostAuto Schweiz AG, Zurich Region
“The bachelor degree programme in Transport Systems provides an ideal combination of fundamental knowledge, technical expertise and soft skills. These graduates are our number one preference.”

Alexander Häne, Head of Service Offerings, PostAuto Schweiz AG, Zurich Region

Dr. Jörg Beckmann, CEO of the Mobility Academy and Director of the Swiss eMobility Association
“The faculty members teaching the Transport Systems course whom I have met are all highly committed. They teach their students the critical skills they will need in their future careers. They are very much in tune with current trends and have exciting ideas and concepts for the future of mobility.”

Dr. Jörg Beckmann, CEO of the Mobility Academy and Director of the Swiss eMobility Association

Practical relevance

Our Transportation Systems degree programme will guarantee you a high level of practical relevance. You will work on practical tasks as early as the first semester. You will benefit from the close association with the:

The lecturers work on interdisciplinary research and development projects in collaboration with industrial and economic partners. The results of this collaboration are directly incorporated into the teaching. In the project work and Bachelor thesis at the end of your studies, you deal independently with current topics and problems, usually in close collaboration with a company.

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