Road Traffic Engineering (Masters)

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Road traffic is an important factor for the world’s economy. There is increasingly a lack of space for expanding our roads. Intelligent transport systems are necessary to keep the traffic flowing. There is a need for big data exchange: communication between infrastructure and driver, between infrastructure and vehicle, and also between vehicles themselves. However, intelligent highway designs and accurate assessments of the traffic infrastructures are required before this can happen and autonomous driving can be realized.

The acceptance of road planning also plays an important role for the making these plans reality. More and more international road planning projects require experts, who are able to speak foreign languages. With our integrated international double degree programme Road Traffic Engineering, we want to educate and train engineers who can design and operate the road transport systems of the future.

All obligatory courses and most of the elective courses are held in English. In certain cases elective courses in German can be replaced by courses in English. In the first 3 semesters students have lectures, practical work and projects in Road Traffic Engineering, where the focus is on intelligent road transport systems, traffic flow optimization, interaction vehicle-road and vehicle-vehicle, planning and designing road traffic facilities, traffic simulation, language knowledge and intercultural competence.

The Masters Project is undertaken in the the 4th semester. Students should work on a Masters thesis and carry out research in a scientific study, which can be done either at home or abroad, primarily in cooperation with a company or entity (turnaround: 18 weeks). Students will have access to the university laboratories. After completing the Masters graduates will:

  • be able to solve complex tasks in environmentally-friendly traffic-flow optimization and create plans for these
  • be able to plan and design roads and traffic facilities, equipped with communication infrastructures
  • be able to develop Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • have practical experience, being able to put plans into practice
  • have intercultural competence and language knowledge, enabling them to expertly manage international projects worldwide.


Graduates can expect to work in national and international corporations, engineering firms, traffic and transport control centers, state-owned enterprises, government departments, and research institutes.

degreeMaster of Sciences (M.Sc.)
type of programme full-time programme
semester start winter semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 Credits
admission requirements
  • A successfully-completed qualification leading to a first higher education degree in Traffic and Transport Engineering or similar study programme (minimum: 180 Credits or similar equivalent outside EU)
  • English language proficiency (minimum level: B2 or similar)
  • residence permit for Germany
  • proof of health insurance accepted in Germany
admission restriction no restricted entry
application deadlines
  • Applicants with a German qualification: 31st August
  • Applicants with a qualification from another country: 15th June
application documents
  • Application form with required documents
  • personal statement
  • proof of English language skills (documents)
tuition fees no tuition fees
accreditation in preparation