Traffic and Transport Engineering (German Diplom Degree)

Modern traffic systems are the lifelines of our mobile world. In the Traffic Systems Engineering course, you will learn how to develop traffic concepts and traffic systems, design and measure traffic facilities, and organize transport and traffic processes operationally. Road and rail traffic are dealt with in depth.

Since you, as a prospective engineer, also have to apply knowledge from other disciplines, the training program is very interdisciplinary. In order to be able to implement traffic concepts, social skills are also required. Team work, argumentation and presentation, but also independent problem solving are therefore an important part of the training.

The course is characterized by a practical semester in which you can apply the knowledge you have already acquired and learn new skills. In the mobility semester, you can also take electives or visit another university in Germany or abroad to acquire specialist knowledge or gain experience abroad.

The course concludes after eight semesters with the academic degree Diplom-Ingenieur/in (FH). After that, you have the option of taking a master's degree, for example Road Traffic Engineering.

degreeGerman Diplom Degree (Dipl.-Ing. (FH))
profiles / focus
  • traffic logistics
  • traffic engineering und traffic installations
type of programme full-time programme
semester start winter semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits 8 semester / 240 ECTS
admission requirements
  • University Entrance Qualifications (A prerequisite for application is the general high-school graduation certificate (Abitur) or comparable qualification for admission to higher education)
  • required language skills for non-native speakers: German C1
admission restriction no restricted entry
tuition fees no tuition fees / semester fee only
course languageGerman

The course enables you to work independently on practice-related technical tasks. As a result, there are good career prospects, mainly in the following areas:

  •   Planning administration, e.g. B. Departments of Transport
  •   Engineering and planning offices
  •   Transport companies, e.g. B. the post office or the train
  •   Transport services
  •    Traffic control centers and freight traffic centers
  •    Industry
  •    Applied research institutions

After completing the diploma course, there is also the option of taking a master's course, e.g. B. the master's degree in Road Traffic Engineering.

Please note that the study schedule shown above is a simplified representation. The detailed schedule, the list of modules as well as study and examination regulations can be found in the Modulux database of the Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau.

to Modulux database


Ms Elke Kunze

International prospective students
International full-time students

Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230a
+49 375 536 1061



International Office

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Postal address
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International Office
Kornmarkt 1
08056 Zwickau

Adress for visitors
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