Traffic and Transport

Master of Science

Verkehrswesen, M.Sc.


The M.Sc. Traffic and Transport has the goal of combining the field of traffic with the specialised disciplines of economic sciences, civil engineering and mechanical engineering. Information from the fields of railway technology, logistics, automotive technology, commercial and air transport will be approached from an interdisciplinary perspective. Basic knowledge from subjects not covered in the Bachelor degree programme will be made up in the first semester. In subsequent semesters, students will deepen their knowledge in all three specialised disciplines, as well as choose one area to specialise in as their major subject. The central aim of the programme is to both expand the breadth and depth of knowledge of the area of specialisation. Students will gain practical experience by completing an internship. In this way the theoretical aspects acquired during the programme will be practiced in contexts such as industrial firms, administration or consulting firms who work in the field of transport, or in transport firms. This experience will prepare students for later careers in this field. It is also possible for students to spend a semester abroad studying or working towards the Master’s thesis. A mentoring system supports each student during the process of selecting suitable courses and subjects, which must be completed prior to the first semester.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Institutes for Traffic and Transport network

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German
Programme Start winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (program schedule not guaranteed)
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme consist of a Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Engineering degree in a similar area. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.
Internship Before registering for the Master’s thesis, students must have completed a minimum 4-week specialised internship.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Technical University of Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

While the Bachelor of Science focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing students with more depth and breadth scientifically and more insight into the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the Technical University of Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at Technical University of Darmstadt

Traffic and Transport Engineers are employed in areas dealing with the planning, running, organisation and management of transport firms, transportation systems and transport services. Working at the interface of economic sciences, civil engineering and mechanical engineering, they are involved in infrastructural projects for highway, air, rail and water transportation. In addition to the planning, construction and maintenance of (especially) public transportation systems, logistical organization skills are currently much in demand on the job market.