14 Professional Certificates (Railway Engineering)


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 Rail, Transport and Logistics programme, featuring modules from the Railway Engineering, Transportation, and Logistics 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 Rail, Transport and 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 examination is optional for Professional Certificate participants. Those who take the examination will obtain a TUM Asia transcript with the reflected grade. The participant will be issued a certificate of attendance as long as he/she meets the minimum attendance of 75%.)


Open to individuals and professionals in the fields of Transportation and Railway Engineering. 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 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 below. Attending the written examination is optional for Professional Certificate participants. The participant will be issued a certificate of attendance as long as he/she meets the minimum attendance of 75%.

For the full content description of each available module, click here.

Modules Available

Introduction to Power Systems (NEW!)

Structure of power system, smart grids, energy economy, electricity markets, power plant types

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hamacher, Technical University of Munich

24 – 28 Feb & 2 – 6 Mar 2020 (45x45min)

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

14 – 18 Oct & 25 – 29 Nov 2019 (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

31 Aug – 4 Sept & 7–11 Sept 2020 (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

10 – 14 Feb 2020 & 17 – 21 Feb 2020 (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

14 – 17 Apr, 20 Apr & 22 – 24 Apr 2020 (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

30 Mar – 3 Apr & 6 – 9 Apr 2020 (45x45min)

Tunnelworks and Geotechniques

Soil investigations, tunnel excavations, shotcrete excavation, geosynthetics, shield tunnelling, prediction of settlements

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jochen Fillibeck and Dipl.-Ing Gerhard Bräu, Technical University of Munich

8 – 19 June 2020 (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.


If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Office of Admissions admission@tum-asia.edu.sg

Pre-Registration for Professional Certificate Course(s)

  • Please take note that this is only a pre-registration for the Professional Certificate Course(s). Once we have received your pre-registration information, we will send you the full registration and payment details via the email address provided above. If you have any questions, kindly email us at admission@tum-asia.edu.sg and we will do our best to assist you.


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