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.
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 recognised 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.
|Module Title and Description||Instructor(s)||Date(s)||Teaching hours|
|Introduction to Power Systems
Structure of power system, smart grids, energy economy, electricity markets, power plant types
|Prof. Dr. Thomas Hamacher, Technical University of Munich||8-11 Feb 2021
15-19 Feb 2021
|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||TBC (3rd or 4th quarter 2021)||45 hours|
Wheel-rail interaction, bogie frames/suspension, EMU and DMM, risk analysis and safety, environmental issues
|Prof. Dr. Ing. Markus Hecht, Technical University of Berlin||TBC (3rd or 4th quarter 2021)||45 hours|
|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||22 – 26 Feb, 1 – 5 Mar 2021||45 hours|
|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||15 – 19, 22 – 26 Mar 2021||45 hours|
|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||29 Mar – 1 Apr, 6 – 9 Apr 2021||45 hours|
|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||*Not offered for year 2021||45 hours|
The fee for one participant per module is priced at SGD 2,200 (before 7% GST).
Registration will close one week before the course commences. Payment for the course has to be made before the course commences.