St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Railway Technology and Mobility (full-time)

  • BSc
  • German
  • 6 Semester
  • St. Pölten
  • 32 Places

Railways – transport for tomorrow’s world

The climate change and the necessary mobility change have increased the demand for environmentally friendly and efficient rail transport for persons and goods. This degree programme trains the urgently needed specialists and managers for the railway industry, railway companies, transport services and authorities. Our motivation is the creation of networked knowledge and the promotion of real talent. Hands on! Regular excursions, professional practical training, and exercises at the ÖBB's Wörth training centre play an essential role in the practical part of the programme. Students utilise their know-how in projects, working in interdisciplinary teams and applying various project management methods.

Course contents

  • Basics: Mathematics, physics, IT, electrical engineering and telecommunications, mechanics, statics
  • Work and teamwork approaches: Personal development, team management
  • Specialist courses: Railway operation, Railway construction, Energy technology and signalling technology, Total transport, Business and law, Environment and Climate
  • Academic techniques: Introduction to academic approaches; two bachelor papers and seminar

Project work and internship

In the context of two projects, you put your expertise into practice, work in interdisciplinary teams and apply methods of project management.

  • In the railway network simulation project, you use software to replicate a realistic railway line and simulate its operation. Subsequently, you test the effects on improvement of the infrastructure.
  • In the constructive project "Route Planning", you plan the infrastructure improvement in detail with a route-planning software.

The programme includes a vocational internship of at least eight weeks at a company of the railway sector. Professional experience can be credited as well. Alternatively, students may participate in the UAS-wide Interdisciplinary Lab (iLab).

Career prospects

As railway engineer with a sound general training, you will actively participate in the rapid development of rail-bound transport systems:

  • Project management
  • Planning of infrastructure projects
  • Construction management, on-site construction supervision
  • Network planning and analysis
  • Operational system planning, regional implementation planning
  • Construction and maintenance of technical trackside equipment
  • Technical office management
  • Network access and route management
  • Coordination of tenders
  • Capacity planning in transport associations and regional authorities

Entry requirements

General university entrance qualification or a relevant professional qualification


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Admission procedure:
Computer-aided general aptitude test and personal interview

Start of studies:
annually in September

Tuition fee:
EUR 363.36 + ÖH contribution

at least 8 weeks

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