St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

European Railway Systems

  • MSc
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 4 Semester
  • UAS St. Pölten, UAS Erfurt, ZHAW Winterthur (teaching blocks)
  • 24 Places

Owing to the trinational profile (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) of the master course, its contents are highly oriented to the market by involving the three leading national railway companies (DB, ÖBB, and SBB).

The master course is designed as a part-time programme for people in employment. It consists of a combination of in-class and self-study phases (Blended Learning Concept). The continuing education master course also takes into account the additionally acquired work experience of the participants during the 4 semesters.

The programme offers students with a background in railway engineering a more comprehensive understanding of railway systems. The courses are based on the respective situation in Austria, Germany and Switzerland while integrating a larger international perspective.

Course Content

  • Decision making competences in technics, operations, business, legislation and transport politics
  • Interoperable systems in railway networks
  • Controlling and timing of operational processes
  • Railway and environment
  • Sustainability in the planning and operating of railway systems
  • Infrastructure and energy supplying plants
  • International standards of railway systems, national implementation and differences
  • European transport and competition policy
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Technical and legal basic conditions of safety engineering management
  • Economics of safety engineering
  • Strategies of operative management
  • Key competences


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Start of studies:
annually in September

Tuition fee:
EUR 3.200,- per semester

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