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Professional Certificates in Logistics, Railway Engineering & Transportation

Professional Certificates in Logistics, Railway Engineering & Transportation

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Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s leading technical universities and strives to create a lasting value for society through excellence in education and research. Following the same vision, TUM Asia opened its doors in Singapore in 2002 to bring German academic excellence to Asia, and has been conducting Master and Bachelor programmes since then.


To meet the growing demand of trained professionals in the industry, TUM Asia is now offering individual course modules as Professional Certificates in order to meet the needs of the Asian logistics, transport and rail industries. Learn from recognised experts in the Master of Science in Transport & Logistics programme, featuring modules from the Logistics, Railway Engineering & Transportation specialisations. Upgrade your skills and broaden your network with like-minded students from all around the world.


More information about the full-time Master of Science in Transport & Logistics programmme can be found here.



  • Upgrade your skills by learning from recognised experts
  • Increase your professional network and make overseas contacts
  • Taught by German professors from TUM and other established professionals in the industry
  • Certificate of Attendance (Professional Certificate) for each completed module issued by TUM Asia. (Attending the written exam is optional for Professional Certificate participants. Those who take the exam will obtain a TUM Asia transcript with the reflected grade.)



Open to individuals and professionals in the fields of Transportation and Railway Engineering as well as individuals and professionals in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  Individuals and professionals may select relevant topics beneficial to their area of work for skills training or professional upgrading.



The modules listed are available as short courses for individuals seeking new knowledge in the fields of Transportation, Logistics, and Railway Engineering. Each short course will be recognized as a Professional Certificate which will add value to your career skills and your resume. Dates are also listed in the drop-down tabs.


Click on the drop-down tabs to view the modules available. For the full content description of each available module, click here.


Modules Available


    • Consumer Industry Supply Chain Management
      Consumer goods logistics and supply chains, from store to supplier, E-commerce and innovative applications
      Prof. Dr. Christian Kille, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

      4 – 15 March 2019 (45x45min)


    • Decision Support for Logistics Management
      Shortest path problem, travelling salesman problem, vehicle routing problem, warehouse location problem
      Univ. -Prof. Dr. Constantinos Antoniou, Technical University of Munich
      5 – 8 August & 13 – 16 August 2019 (45×45 min)


    • Design and Application of Material Handling Systems
      Load units, storage technology, sortation, robot handling, packing and loading, IT-systems, courier & express
      Dr.-Ing. Roland Johannes Fischer, Fraunhofer


    • Green Supply Chain and Risk Management
      Evolution of green movement, green supply chain planning, green packaging, global and local risk management
      Dr. Hanns Zeltinger, z-consult Pte. Ltd. Singapore
      4 – 8 Mar 2019 & 11 – 15 Mar 2019 (45x45min)


    • Health Care Logistics
      Modern hospital management, health care value chain, strategic sourcing and logistics for hospital management
      Prof. Dr. Jörg Schlüchtermann, University of Bayreuth
      25 – 29 March & 1 – 5 April 2019 (45x45min)


    • Industrial Logistics
      Manufacturing industry, SCM driver and global manufacturing, procurement and inbound logistics, production
      Dr. Hanns Zeltinger, z-consult Pte. Ltd. Singapore
      5 – 16 Nov 2018 (45x45min)


    • Introduction to Business Logistics
      Megatrends for the future of logistics, footprints of logistics, logistics from “the bottom up”, SC configuration
      Prof. Peter Klaus, D.B.A./Boston Univ.
      16 – 21 Aug, 29 Oct – 2 Nov 2018 (45x45min)


    • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
      The right supply chain for your product, inventory management, global supply chain design, SC coordination
      Dr. Patricia Rogetzer & Mr. Dennis Prak, School of Management, Technical University of Munich
      2 – 6 Sept & 9 – 13 Sept 2019 (45x45min)


  • Logistics Service Provider (LSP) Management
    Value chain design, LTL, FTL, pick-up and delivery, tracking and tracing, order processing, marketing
    Prof. Peter Klaus, D.B.A./Boston Univ.
    18 – 22 Feb 2019 & 6 – 10 May 2019 (45x45min)

Railway Engineering

Modules Available


    • Rail Transport and Rail Planning
      Train-track interaction, track quality, safety, passenger comfort and wear, station layout, cross-section design
      Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Lechner, Technical University of Munich
      15-19 Oct 2018 & 26-30 Nov 2018 (45x45min)


    • Rolling Stock
      Wheel-rail interaction, bogie frames/suspension, EMU and DMM, risk analysis and safety, environmental issues
      Prof. Dr. Ing. Markus Hecht, Technical University of Berlin
      16 – 20 Sept & 23 – 27 Sept 2019 (45×45 min)


    • Trackworks (Formerly known as “Trackworks I”)
      Track loading (static and dynamic impacts), track maintenance, environmental impacts, track stability
      Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Lechner, Technical University of Munich
      11 – 15 Feb 2019 & 18 – 22 Feb 2019 (45x45min)


    • Ballastless Track Systems (Formerly known as “Trackworks II”)
      Metro and light rail, noise and vibration, floating slab track, embedded track, tram tracks, open tracks
      Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Lechner, Technical University of Munich
      1 – 5 April & 8 – 12 April 2019 (45x45min)


  • Train Control and Signalling Systems
    Signalling functions, train control systems, risk analysis of electronic systems, ERTMS, train scheduling
    Dr. Michael Leining, Deutsche Bahn Netz, Frankfurt
    8 – 18 April 2019 (45x45min)


Modules Available

    • Airport and Harbour Design
      Airport characteristics, air traffic management, sea port planning, turning basin, sea port on reclaimed land
      Prof. Dr. Dieter Schmitt / Mr. Timothy Chao
      7 – 11 Jan  2019 & 25 – 26 Jan 2019 & 1, 4, 5 Mar 2019 (45x45min)


    • Basics of Traffic Flow and Traffic Control
      Models for traffic flow, models to determine delays and stops, urban traffic control with traffic signals
      Prof. Dr. Fritz Busch, Technical University of Munich
      18 – 26 Oct 2018 (45x45min) & 2019 Q1


    • Highway Design
      Interaction between vehicle/pavement, road planning, environmental issues, road pavement; asphalt & concrete
      Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Lechner, Technical University of Munich & Dr. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Nen, TUMCREATE
      8 – 11 Oct & 25 – 29 Nov 2019 (45x45min)


    • Public Transport Planning
      Transit modes, transit lines, rail transit network, transfers and transit speed, public transport scheduling
      Dr. Andreas Rau, TUM CREATE
      2019 Quarter 1 & Quarter 2 (45x45min)


    • Statistical Methods for Transportation and Logistic Processes
      Probability and statistical concepts, statistical inference, survey sampling, time series analysis and forecasting
      Dr. George Sun, Land Transport Authority Singapore
      6, 13, 20, 27 Aug & 3, 10, 17, 24 Sept & 1, 8, 15, 22 Oct & 5, 19 Nov 2019 (45x45min)


See Also

    • Traffic Impacts, Evaluation of Transport and Logistic Processes
      Pollution, vehicle emissions standards, climate change, sustainable transport, cost-benefit analysis (CBA)
      Dr. Andreas Rau, TUMCREATE
      14, 19, 26 Aug & 6, 13, 16, 27 Sept & 4 Oct & 1, 8, 15, 22 Nov 2019 (45x45min)


    • Traffic Operation and Control (ITS)
      ITS technologies, urban traffic control, integration in traffic control, motorway control systems, green wave
      Prof. Dr. Fritz Busch / Mr. Martin Margreiter, Technical University of Munich
      14 – 18 Jan & 21 – 25 Jan 2019 (45x45min)


    • Transport and Urban Planning
      Urban planning issues, planning methodology, transport modes and networks, transport demand analysis
      Prof. Dr. Rolf Moeckel, Technical University of Munich/Dr. Evan Gwee, Land Transport Authority Singapore
      26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Aug & 4, 11, 18, 24 Sept & 1, 8, 15, 22 Oct & 5, 12, 19 Nov 2019 (45x45min)


    • Transportation Modelling and Simulation Tools
      Simulation tools, behaviour models, simulation studies, traffic assignment, macro, meso and micro simulation
      Mr. Martin Margreiter, Technical University of Munich
      28 – 31 Jan 2019, 1,4, 7 & 8 Feb 2019 (45x45min)


    • Urban Road Design
      Planning strategies, urban transport, urban intersection, parking for cars and buses, public transport integration
      Dipl.-Ing. Torben Heinemann, Head of department for General Planning, City of Leipzig
      4,7,8 Feb 2019 & 11-15 Feb 2019 (45x45min)



The fee for one participant per modules is priced at SGD 1,950.00 (incl. Goods & Services Tax).


For a limited time, TUM Asia offers participants and companies a preferential module price package if you take up a combination of multiple modules or multiple participants per company for a module*:

1 module – SGD 1,950.00 (includ. GST)
2 modules – 10% discount on total sum
3 modules – 15% discount on total sum
4 or more modules – 20% discount on total sum


*We allow multiple individuals from the same organization to consolidate their module choices to benefit from the package. For example, if Company A is sending two employees for a total of 4 modules (2 modules per employee), Company A will receive a total of 20% discount on their total price paid. Do note that the discount packages are only available if the multiple modules are paid at one go and in the same invoice. To check if you are eligible for the discount, contact us to find out more.


Registration will close one week before the course commences. Payment for the course has to be made before the course commences.

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