Rail, Transport and Logistics M. Sc.

The Master's programme teaches students how to implement sophisticated and far-reaching solutions to transportation challenges that characterise modern economies.

Your profile

In order to be eligible for the program, you must have at least a Bachelor Degree in any of the following fields: Civil Engineering, Transport Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Communications Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science, Architecture or Environmental Engineering with remarkable results. As the Master of Science program’s instruction medium is English, the applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiency in the language.

What you´ll learn

The student will learn how to analyze and assess the various traffic scenarios of the different transport modes and how to find appropriate solutions. You will also learn how to design and operate modern transport systems including integrated inter-modal management systems. Students are able to choose from 3 different specialisations: Railway, Transport and Logistics in this Masters programme. 

Study information

The standard period of study for the master´s degree in Rail, Transport and Logistics is four semesters.

The teaching faculty in the programme are predominately from TUM, as well as additional modules taught by industry leaders and other expert academics. All coursework are conducted in English and students will be taught by German and Singaporean lecturers. Only live teaching is conducted in all TUM Asia classes.

Students must complete their coursework, 2-month internship and 6-month of Master Thesis writing to qualify for graduation.

1st and 2nd semester:

  • Core Modules
  • ElectiveModules
  • Non-Technical Elective Module


3rd and 4th semester:

  • Elective Modules
  • Internship
  • MasterThesis at a company, university or research institute (Supervised by a TUM professor)

Core Modules:

  • Decision Support for Logistics Management
  • Public Transport Planning
  • Soft Skills
  • Statistical Methods for Transport and Logistic Processes
  • Traffic Impacts, Evaluation of Transport and Logistic Processes
  • Transport and Urban Planning

Specialisation Modules:

  • Logistics
  • Railway
  • Transport

Logistics
Students are required to complete all the Core Modules within their selected specialisation followed by a minimum of seven Elective Modules in their specialisation.

Core Modules:

  • Introduction to Business Logistics
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Elective Modules:

  • Airport and Harbour Design
  • Basics of Traffic Flow and Traffic Control
  • Consumer Industry Supply Chain Management
  • Design and Applications of Material Handling Systems
  • Green Supply Chain and Risk Management
  • Health Care Logistics
  • Highway Design
  • Industrial Logistics
  • Logistics Service Provider (LSP) Management
  • Planning of Intralogistics Systems
  • Smart Methods and Technology
  • Transportation Modelling and Simulation Tools

Railway
Students are required to complete all the Core Modules within their selected specialisation followed by a minimum of five (5) Elective Modules in the Railway specialisation.

Core Modules:

  • Rail Transport and Rail Planning
  • Rolling Stock
  • Trackworks
  • Train Control and Signalling Systems

Elective Modules:

  • Airport and Harbour Design
  • Ballastless Track Systems
  • Basics of Traffic Flow and Traffic Control
  • Highway Design
  • Industrial Logistics
  • Introduction to Power Systems
  • Modelling of Rail Infrastructure using CAD-FEM-MBS
  • Traffic Operation and Control (ITS)
  • Transportation Modelling and Simulation Tools
  • Tunnel Works and Geotechniques

Transport
Students are required to complete all the Core Modules within their selected specialisation followed by six (6) elective Modules in their specialisation.

Core Modules:

  • Basics of Traffic Flow and Traffic Control
  • Highway Design
  • Transportation Modelling and Simulation Tools

Elective Modules:

  • Airport and Harbour Design
  • Industrial Logistics
  • Introduction to Business Logistics
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Rail Transport and Rail Planning
  • Trackworks
  • Traffic Operation and Control (ITS)
  • Urban Road Design

Non-technical elective modules:

  • Business Administration
  • Industrial Marketing
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal and Safety Aspects in Industry
  • Modern Developments in Industry
  • Production Planning in Industry

 

The 3-month internship and 6-month Master Thesis may be undertaken in Singapore or anywhere in the world with a company, university or research institute.

The online application is made via the application portal TUMasia.

Applicants then send TUM Asia their hardcopy documents, together with the application fee.

In order to be eligible for the program, you must have at least a Bachelor Degree (completed in at least three years, depending on factors such as the rest of your education background) in any of the following fields: Civil Engineering, Transport Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Communications Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science, Architecture, and Environmental Engineering (list is not exhaustive) with remarkable results.

As the Master of Science program’s instruction medium is English, the applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiency in the English language.
Applicants whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL (recent score with a Minimum 88* for the Internet-Based Test) or IELTS (with academic IELTS result of at least 6.5).

Special Criteria (China, Vietnam & Mongolia)

Additionally, an Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) certificate is required for applicants with education qualifications from China, Vietnam or Mongolia. The APS certificate is compulsory if your Bachelor studies was completed in a Chinese, Vietnamese or Mongolian university, regardless of nationality. For example, a Singapore citizen who completed his entire undergraduate studies in a Chinese university, and holds a Chinese degree, must sit for the APS test and pass it in order to qualify for admissions to a German university. If you are making any application to a German university (including the TUM degrees at TUM Asia), the APS certificate is required for all education qualifications from China, Vietnam or Mongolia. If you need more information, please contact our team.