Trans­porta­tion Sys­tems and Trans­port & Logis­tics Edu­ca­tion in Munich & Singapore


Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity Munich (Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­sität München - TUM) is one of the lead­ing uni­ver­si­ties in Ger­many. TUM’s top per­for­mances in research and edu­ca­tion, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary stud­ies, and tal­ent pro­mo­tion stand out with strong alliances with busi­nesses and sci­en­tific insti­tu­tions across the world play a part in this. The com­bi­na­tion of sub­jects at TUM is unique in Europe. TUM edu­cates approx­i­mately 25,000 stu­dents in 142 study pro­grams. Its sci­en­tists teach and research across mul­ti­ple disciplines.

TUM was one of the first “Uni­ver­si­ties of Excel­lence” of the nation­wide Excel­lence Ini­tia­tive and impressed this coop­er­a­tive in 2006 with its con­cept of TUM - The Entre­pre­neur­ial Uni­ver­sity. TUM coop­er­ates with aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions world­wide. Stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in study abroad pro­grams with more than 150 inter­na­tional part­ner uni­ver­si­ties. For the most part, TUM selects its own stu­dents; the decid­ing fac­tors are apti­tude and tal­ent. After study­ing, many grad­u­ates main­tain con­tact with their alma mater. The inter­na­tional alumni net­work con­nects stu­dents and alumni, pro­fes­sors, and sponsors.

TUM is one of the first uni­ver­sity from Ger­many to estab­lish a cam­pus in Sin­ga­pore - Ger­man Inti­tiute of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (GIST), TUM Asia.

Academic Programs

Mas­ters Programs

  • MSc in Trans­porta­tion Sys­tems (2 years): The Mas­ter of Sci­ence Pro­gram in Trans­porta­tion Sys­tems (TS) Stu­dents will learn to design and oper­ate mod­ern trans­porta­tion sys­tems and inte­grated inter-​modal trans­port man­age­ment sys­tems – and will be pre­pared to work in dynam­i­cally grow­ing mar­ket of trans­port and mobil­ity. The pro­gram includes a project sem­i­nar. The project sem­i­nar pro­vides the oppor­tu­nity to explore sci­en­tific inves­ti­ga­tions and prac­ti­cal solu­tions in an exper­i­men­tal envi­ron­ment. In an inter­na­tional and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group, the par­tic­i­pants will be asked to work out a sur­vey con­cept and real­ize a field work as well as to ana­lyze and dis­cuss their find­ings with lecturers/​research staff. An 8-​weeks intern­ship in trans­porta­tion related indus­try or author­ity together with a 4-​month master’s the­sis com­plete the program.
  • Entry Require­ments – TS Pro­gram: Appli­ca­tions are open to can­di­dates with a rel­e­vant bachelor’s degree or Euro­pean /​Ger­man FH Diplom with at least grade C accord­ing to the Euro­pean Credit Trans­fer Sys­tem (ECTS) or its equiv­a­lent in any of the fol­low­ing areas (but not lim­ited): Civil Engi­neer­ing, Trans­porta­tion Engi­neer­ing, Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing, Geo­det­ics, Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing, Geog­ra­phy, Com­puter Sci­ence, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Engi­neer­ing, Eco­nom­ics, Math­e­mat­ics, Phys­i­cal Sci­ences, Archi­tec­ture, Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing, Tourisms. If the Eng­lish lan­guage is not your native lan­guage or the lan­guage medium dur­ing your pre­vi­ous course of study, then TOEFL, IELTS or the „Cam­bridge Main Suite of Eng­lish Exam­i­na­tions“ is required for non-​native Eng­lish speak­ing applicants.
  • MSc in Trans­port and Logis­tics (18 months): GIST’s Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Trans­port and Logis­tic equips stu­dents with the aca­d­e­mic pro­fi­ciency and hands-​on train­ing to under­stand the chal­lenges and the knowl­edge know-​how required for devel­op­ing solu­tions asso­ci­ated with logis­tics and trans­port processes. Stu­dents will develop in-​depth under­stand­ing in the areas of trans­porta­tion and logis­tics man­age­ment. The Master’s degree is awarded by TUM, Ger­many. This pro­gram is research and appli­ca­tion focused, and will last for 18 months (3 semes­ters). Dur­ing this time, stu­dents will com­plete 12 trans­port and logis­tics related mod­ules in semes­ters 1 and 2; these include 8 core mod­ule and 1 spe­cial­ized mod­ule. Each mod­ule has 45 lec­ture hours. In addi­tion, stu­dents will take 6 other non-​technical short mod­ules. Fur­ther­more, a 2-​month intern­ship and a 6-​month mas­ter the­sis will be car­ried out in semes­ter 3. The intern­ship and the mas­ter the­sis can be under­taken either at TUM or in a com­pany in Sin­ga­pore or Ger­many. More infor­ma­tion and entry require­ments can be found here - GIST-​TUM Asia

TU MÜNCHEN Scholarships

  • Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Hal­bach Stiftung: Stu­dents from Poland, China, Japan or the USA and Ger­man Researchers return­ing from abroad to Germany.
  • Alfred Toepfer Stiftung: Stu­dents from Mid­dle or East­ern Europe, who want to fin­ish a Mas­ter or Dipoma in Ger­many. Usu­ally the last year of the respec­tive study will be supported.
  • Alfred Topfer Stiftung - Hanseatic Schol­ar­ships for Britons: British can­di­dates com­ing to Ger­many to study or research
  • Bay­erisch Franzö­sis­ches Hochschulzen­trum: For French Stu­dents com­ing to Ger­many & Ger­man Stu­dents going to France
  • Bayrisch Franzö­sis­ches Hochschulzen­trum: Bayern-​Quebec
  • Bayrische Amerika-​Akademie
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