Bachelor's degree Transportation Systems: Focuses

When you graduate from the Transportation Systems programme, you will be familiar with all aspects of the entire transportation sys-tem, Among other things, you will acquire knowledge of economic correlations in passenger and freight transportation, engineering foundations for system integration and process control of vehicles and systems as well as for the use and optimisation of traffic and logistics systems. In your third year of study, you will specialise in one of three focus areas.

Specialisation Engineering

The "Engineering" specialisation emphasises the following taught topics:

  • Vehicle Systems
  • Vehicle Technology
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Innovation and Product Development
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Human Interaction Design
  • Project Management

Specialisation Transportation Management

In your third year of study you will specialise in one of two in-depth study programmes. The "Logistics/Transportation (transportation management)" specialisation emphasises the following training topics:

  • Operational Processes
  • Information and Communication Systems
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Telematics
  • Transportation Simulation
  • Transportation Surveys
“This course of study is unique in Switzerland. From the first semester, it provides an overview of, teaches the principles of, and gives a deeper insight into the socio-economic and technical systems of transportation. This course of study provides a very good basis for anyone wanting to pursue a career as a planner in the fields of traffic and transportation. Highly recommended in my view!”

Thomas Schmid, Business Unit manager, Rapp Trans AG

"The transport industry is seeking qualified young professionals. We need more traffic planners with the necessary tools for meeting the challenges of the years and decades ahead."

Dr Michael Löchl, head of Controlling of the Transport Sec-tor, Department of Transportation, Canton of Zurich

"The Transportation Systems programme is a very exciting educational option. We intentionally carry out practical projects during the programme to contribute our own expertise, and in return challenge the students to develop innovative solutions.”

Matthias Keller, director of VBG Verkehrsbetriebe Glattal AG