The Technical University of Munich Asia (TUM Asia) commenced operations in Singapore in 2002 as a branch campus subsidiary of the Technische Universität München (TUM) which is ranked as the #1 University in Germany. To foster a closer partnership between education and manufacturing industries and to help meet the rising demand for Railway professionals in the ever-expanding Singapore rail network, TUM Asia decided to launch the Graduate Diploma in Railway Engineering.
This Diploma aims to equip participants with relevant knowledge in the focus areas of Railway Trackworks and Railway Planning and Operations under the guidance of TUM faculty and industry experts from Germany. The multi-faceted engineering disciplines will develop professionals in the dynamically growing market of railway engineering.
Modules are taught by experts from TUM and industry experts. They fly in from Germany to Singapore on an exclusive teaching basis.
Quality instructional time in small classes are emphasised using a Block Teaching system (For example, classes can be taught across 5 full days per module)
Our lecturers work closely with the industry and make use of real life examples in their lessons. They make sure that you are able to make an impact in the industry.
Participants will be able to apply what they learnt into their companies. They can seek their lecturers for advice.
A variety of modules are offered, providing industry-relevant knowledge and skills in rolling stock, rail transport and planning, trackwork, train control and signalling systems. Modules in design and operating modern transport systems, including integrated inter-modal management systems are also available.
Participants will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Railway Engineering upon successful completion of both of the following Post-Diploma Certificates: Railway Trackworks, and Railway Planning and Operations
Each Post-Diploma Certificate comprises of three individual modules.
To view the module content for each module, please click on the module title
This module introduces the general requirements and procedures for rail infrastructure planning based on the running behaviour and the performance of rail vehicles. The module is discussing the specific wheel-rail interface, the effective forces guiding the wheel sets (equivalent conicity), the determination and evaluation of track quality, the requirements for designing track alignment and layout, the tools to determine cant and cant deficiency, the procedures to design transition elements, the tilting train technology, the operational demands and respective track arrangements for passenger, freight and operational stations. Requirements to ensure passenger comfort and safety are introduced. Train-track interaction, track quality, safety, passenger comfort and wear, station layout, cross-section design.
This module provides an understanding of the forces acting between vehicle and track, the load distribution within the track superstructure into the substructure (Earthworks or civil structure) as well as the environmental impacts on the track performance, the respective general requirements for the design and the construction of rail infrastructure. In addition, this module will cover the rail track engineering required for the track design, the construction, the maintenance and the renewal of tracks for a variety of rail infrastructures (conventional and high speed). Conceptual design and structural performance of conventional and ballastless track systems will be discussed too. Track loading (static and dynamic impacts), track maintenance, environmental impacts, track stability.
This module provides the requirements and procedures for ballastless track system design for high-speed and conventional mainline rail infrastructure, the special features of Metro and light rail systems, the train track interactions, the track lay-out and alignment for urban rail systems, the track cross section design including trackside equipment, the sources, propagation and effects of noise and vibrations, the measures to control and to counteract noise and vibration, the design of special floating slab tracks, the environmental impacts, the design of green tracks, the design and construction of tram-tracks, the embedded track systems. Metro and light rail, noise and vibration, floating slab track, embedded track, tram tracks, open tracks.
This module introduces to the students to train control and signalling systems. The benefits and challenges of techniques used will be analysed. Turnout, signals, and all track based equipment, facilities, electronic interlocking and train control systems will be covered too. Risk analysis and assessment of electronic systems and management of train scheduling and transport risk will be discussed.
This module will give an introduction to public transport planning. The module will start with a discussion about the advantages / disadvantages and the functional characteristics of transit modes and their capacity. The geometry and types of transit lines and transit networks are the following topics. How to organize transfers and increase the transit speed to improve the passenger convenience and the efficiency of the public transport network are also topics discussed in this module. The introduction to public transport scheduling is the last topic in this module. The objective of this module is to provide in-depth knowledge about the planning and organizing of public transport networks.
This module covers the wheel-rail interaction, running behaviour in curves and straight track, propulsion systems diesel, electricity AC and DC, energy efficiency including regenerative braking, running gear and vehicle construction, including primary and secondary suspension devices, wheelsets, bogie frames and body shells relevant norms and design rules, tendering procedure and homologation process, safety issues as collision safety derailment safety, fire safety, environmental aspects as external and internal noise, particle emission, space consumption, reliability, availability, maintainability, diagnosis systems and their environment and benefit. Wheel-rail interaction, bogie frames/suspension, EMU and DMM, risk analysis and safety, environmental issues.
A Bachelor’s degree (or higher), preferably in any of the following areas (but not limited to): Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and General Engineering; OR
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered based on:
(i) Evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience; OR
(ii) Supporting evidence of competency readiness
Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview.
TUM Asia reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
Participants will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Railway Engineering upon successful completion of both of the following Post-Diploma Certificates:
Post Diploma Certificate 1: Railway Trackworks
Post Diploma Certificate 2: Railway Planning and Operations
|RE101: Rail Transport and Rail Planning||18 – 22 Oct 2021
16 – 19 Nov 2021
|RE102: Trackworks||21 – 25 Feb 2022
28 Feb 2022
1 – 4 Mar 2022
|RE103: Ballastless Track Systems||28 – 31 Mar 2022
1 Apr 2022
4 – 8 Apr 2022
|RE201: Public Transport Planning||15, 22, 29 Jan 2021
5, 26 Feb 2021
5, 12, 19, 26 Mar 2021
9, 16, 23, 30 Apr 2021
7 May 2021
|RE202: Train Control and Signalling Systems||4 – 8 Apr 2022
11 – 14 Apr 2022
|RE203: Rolling Stock||17 – 20 Aug 2021
24 – 26 Aug 2021
30 & 31 Aug 2021
Course Fees (SGD)
Before 7% GST
|Duration(Hrs)||Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRs||Singapore Citizens||Others*|
|Sponsored by SME||MNC-sponsored /Self-sponsored||Aged 40 and above||Aged 35 and above and earn ≤$2,000 per month|
|Post Diploma Certificate 1: Railway Trackworks|
|RE101: Rail Transport and Rail Planning||45||$1,525||$2,200|
|RE103: Ballastless Track Systems||45||$1,525||$2,200|
|Post Diploma Certificate 2: Railway Planning and Operations
|RE201: Tunnelworks and Geotechniques||45||$1,525||$2,200|
|RE202: Train Control and Signalling Systems||45||$1,525||$2,200|
|RE203: Rolling Stock||45||$1,525||$2,200|
*Others: Non-Singapore Citizens/ Singapore PRs/ Those who do not qualify for Skillsfuture funding