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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 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 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 Railway Engineering, Transportation, and Logistics. 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. 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%.

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
      2 – 13 March 2020 (45x45min)


    • Decision Support for Logistics Management
      Shortest path problem, travelling salesman problem, vehicle routing problem, warehouse location problem
      Prof. Dr. Constantinos Antoniou, Technical University of Munich
      3 – 14 August 2020  (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
      6 – 10 July & 13 – 17 July 2020 (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
      24 – 28 February & 2 – 6 March 2020 (45x45min)


    • Industrial Logistics
      Manufacturing industry, SCM driver and global manufacturing, procurement and inbound logistics, production
      Dr. Hanns Zeltinger, z-consult Pte. Ltd. Singapore
      9, 11 – 13, 16 – 20 November 2020 (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.
      17 – 21 August 2020 &19 – 23 October 2020 (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
      10 – 11 September, 14 September, 17 – 18 September, 21 – 23 September & 25 September 2020 (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.
      23 – 27 Mar 2020 & 18 – 22 May 2020 (45x45min)

Railway Engineering

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
          12 – 16 October; 2 – 6 November 2020 (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)


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
          20 – 24 Jan  2020 & 13 – 17 Apr 2020 (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
          10 – 14 Feb & 17 – 21 Feb 2020 (45x45min)


        • Highway Design
          Interaction between vehicle/pavement, road planning, environmental issues, road pavement; asphalt & concrete
          Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Lechner, Technical University of Munich
          5 – 9 October & 9 – 11 November 2020 (45x45min)


        • Public Transport Planning
          Transit modes, transit lines, rail transit network, transfers and transit speed, public transport scheduling
          Dr. Andreas Rau, TUM CREATE
          26 Feb 2020 & 1, 8, 27, 22, 24, 29 Apr 2020 & 8 May 2020 (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
          11, 28 & 25 August; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September; 6, 13, 20, 27, 29 October; 10 & 24 November 2020 (45x45min)


        • 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 August; 6, 13, 16, 27 September;  4 October; 1, 8, 15, 22 November 2020 (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
          28 September – 2 October; 23, 25 – 27, 30 November; 1 – 4 December 2020 (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 August; 2, 9, 14 – 18, 23, 30 September; 7 October 2020 (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 – 30 September; 1 – 2 October; 7 – 11, 14 – 16 December 2020  (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
          16 – 20 Mar & 23 – 27 Mar 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.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:   Office of Admissions admission@tum-asia.edu.sg

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