Traffic system engineering

Qualification goals

Students are able to analyze the functions, structures and technologies of traffic control systems as well as the physical, technological and operational fundamentals of ground transport means and infrastructure and to evaluate these using specialist examples from road and rail transport operations. In doing so, they apply the technical terminology and the fundamentals of traffic engineering as well as specific terminology and model concepts of road and rail traffic and use these when working on technical examples. The students master the transfer of the learned concepts to practical operational conditions, which they find in the practical exercises with manufacturers of means of transport and infrastructure facilities as well as operators of road and rail transport, and can explain the traffic control concepts using practical examples. They analyze the technical possibilities of influencing individual vehicle movements, traffic flows and traffic flows in mono- and multimodal networks and derive suitable solutions on the basis of case studies. Based on this, they discuss dynamic model concepts based on microscopic physical models up to aggregated flow models using practical examples and are able to apply these methods, descriptive means and tools to reproduce and investigate behaviors using simulation models.


  • Traffic Engineering
  • Terminology and parameters of traffic elements
  • Systematics of transport
  • Traffic objects, means of transport, traffic routes, production and distribution concepts
  • Operation antraffic physicsd network management, traffic flow control, traffic organization
  • Traffic physics
  • Distribution of traffic, single vehicle control and information management