The Master of Science Programme in Rail, Transport and Logistics (RTL) conferred by Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich, TUM) will provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully master the challenges faced in the areas of transportation, logistics and/or railway engineering.
The student will learn how to analyze and assess the various traffic scenarios of the different transport modes and how to find appropriate solutions. Students will learn how to design and operate modern transport systems including integrated inter-modal management systems. Students are able to choose from 3 different specializations: Railway, Transport and Logistics in this Masters programme.
The 2-year full-time programme aims to develop students into professionals in the dynamically growing market of railway, transport and logistics. Upon the successful completion of the programme, the student will be awarded a Masters degree from TUM.
After three semesters of coursework, all students have to complete a (minimum) two month internship with the industry or with an academic institution. It is required for the student to complete an internship related to his or her field of study.
One can secure an internship in Singapore, Germany, or in any other country in Asia, Europe or the rest of the world. Students who have secured a scholarship with their sponsoring company will undergo their internship in the company (this can be conducted in any branch of the company worldwide). Students without an industrial sponsorship are to look for internships independently and it is expected that all students take an active approach about it. TUM Asia will assist to provide students with any possible internship opportunities, but students are to lead the search for internships themselves.
The 6-month long thesis work is the culmination of graduate work and an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that students have acquired through course work and internship. Through this guided learning experience, students work in collaboration with industry partners or other researchers on a project of mutual interest and may in some cases publish manuscripts resulting from the thesis.
The thesis should be practical-based. Theoretical frameworks or conceptual models may (and should in many cases) guide the research questions. A strictly theoretical paper is not acceptable for a master’s thesis.
In order to be eligible for the programme, you must have at least a Bachelor Degree (completed in at least three years, depending on factors such as the rest of your education background) in any of the following fields: Civil Engineering, Transport Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Communications Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science, Architecture, and Environmental Engineering (list is not exhaustive) with remarkable results.
As the Master of Science programme’s instruction medium is English, the applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiency in the English language.
Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following:
- TOEFL: Recent score with a Minimum 234 for the Computer-Based test / 88* for the Internet-Based Test
*100 for TUM-NTU degrees, 88 for TUM-NUS and TUM degrees
- IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5