Building on a Bachelor's degree with a transport-specific orientation, the Master's degree enables students to deepen their knowledge both in terms of scientific requirements and in terms of acquiring in-depth specialised knowledge that enables them to enter the professional world in higher-level fields of application whose professional requirements exceed the level of a Bachelor's graduate.
Students acquire the ability to carry out independent scientific work and, with the completion of this degree programme, fulfil the requirements for admission to doctoral studies in the field of transport sciences.
A list of the English-language courses of Faculty 3 can be found here.
In an extended basic area, students have the opportunity to acquire in-depth engineering and business fundamentals according to their personal interests. These enable students to work on challenging issues using scientific methods.
Students can put together an individual programme of in-depth modules according to their personal interests and their intended career goal. This enables students to specialise for a specific professional field of application. This opens up the possibility for graduates to enter the profession immediately in professionally demanding positions that require in-depth specialised knowledge.
Presentation skills and social and intercultural interaction in a team are perfected through a seminar presentation and selectable soft skill modules. Within the framework of the Master's thesis, the acquired scientific knowledge is applied in the independent processing of a complex and professionally demanding task.
By selecting appropriate modules from the elective area, students are enabled to specialise either for a specific, cross-modal application field or for a specific mode of transport.
Examples of fields of application across modes of transport are:
Transport planning with the competence to plan transport systems from the perspective of a region in the interaction of different modes of transport.
Traffic safety engineer with the competence to carry out safety and accident analyses and to provide technical support for the safety approval of vehicles and traffic engineering equipment.
Examples of fields of application specific to different modes of transport are:
Road traffic engineer with the competence to dimension road traffic facilities in terms of traffic and to plan control systems.
Railway engineer with the competence to dimension railway facilities operationally, to design railway operational processes and to plan the necessary control and safety systems.
Due to the in-depth technical knowledge imparted in the Master's degree programme, entry into positions with management responsibility or the assumption of technically demanding activities is possible in the field of the chosen specialisation after a short familiarisation period.
Special admission requirements for the Master's degree programme in Traffic Engineering
The admission requirements for the Master's degree programme in Transport Engineering are laid down in the Master's Admission Regulations (MZO) niedergeschrieben.
Applicants for the Master's degree programme must fulfil the following requirements:
a) Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in traffic engineering or in a closely related subject acquired at a German higher education institution or at a higher education institution belonging to one of the Bologna signatory states, or b) an equivalent degree in a closely related subject from another foreign higher education institution, and c) Proof of special aptitude
So (a or b) and c.
If the degree programme entitling the holder to admission has not yet been completed and 144 credit points/credits or 80% of the performance have already been achieved, this can also be recognised as special aptitude.
Questions regarding the equivalence of foreign degrees can be answered by the
At the beginning of every semester, various events are held by those responsible for the degree programme in Transport Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering and the students representative as part of the first semester induction.
Further events, dates and locations will be announced here in good time under introductory events.
The Master's degree is a high-quality engineering qualification that enables career entry into demanding specialist positions through the special knowledge imparted. For students with a particular aptitude and inclination for research work, the Master's degree is the entry requirement for scientific qualification measures with the goal of a doctorate.
In order to obtain the Master's degree, a total of 120 credit points must be earned in the extended basic area, the in-depth area, professionalisation, the internship and the academic Master's thesis.
Five different specialisations are offered in the specialisation area, from which one main specialisation and one minor specialisation must be selected. In the main specialisation, at least five modules with a total of at least 30 LP must be selected. In the minor specialisation, at least four modules with a total of at least 24 LP must be selected. Furthermore, it is possible to take a specialisation of your own choice. If you are interested in this, please contact the programme coordination or the examination office for transport engineering.
In addition to the seminar lecture the professionalisation area includes a subject excursion, participation in the lecture series, the soft skills and a non-technical area.