New Master's degree programmes Rail Vehicles and Transport Operations Management

15. 7. 2022

Faculty of Transport Engeneering has received accreditation for the two-year follow-up Master's degree programmes Rail Vehicles and Transport Operations Management taught in English. This study program will start in the academic year 2023/2024.

Rail Vehicles

Master’s study programme „Rail Vehicles“ in English language is based on long-term experience with Czech  study programmes on railway technology. The students are expected to hold a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar. The two-year study programme will build on previous general technical education and provide the students with complex knowledge of design, manufacturing, testing, operation and maintenance of rail vehicles. The study programme includes background courses such as mechanics, electronics, applied mathematics and strength of materials. These is followed by courses on rail-related topics and specific technical skills in four main streams – mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, rail technology and rail theory. Diploma theses and projects often deal with practical problems and are assigned and solved in cooperation with our industrial partners. Students can be involved in research activities of the faculty. Students will leave the school with a Master of Engineering degree in a specialization that is highly demanded by employers. Our graduates can enter careers in industrial companies dealing with manufacturing, operation and testing of rail vehicles; they can work as designers, project managers, maintenance managers, testing specialists, researchers etc. The graduates will also have the opportunity to enrol in a doctoral study programme at the Faculty of Transport Engineering.

Transport Operations Management

Master’s study programme “Transport Operations Management” in the English language is based on long-term experience with Czech study programmes on transport technology, management and logistics. This programme is designed to provide students with interdisciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge and skills. The students are expected to hold a bachelor’s degree in transport, logistic or similar, in the Czech Republic or abroad. The two-year study programme extends previous bachelor education and provides students with complex knowledge of planning, optimization, pricing, sustainability and IT support in field of transportation and logistics. Courses such as transport theory, computer intelligence and optimization methods in transport are followed by specialized courses in field such as sustainable transport, regulation of transport and postal services, logistics management, intermodal transport, IT support for transport planning or public passenger transport. Emphasis is also placed on the environmental and social impacts of transport and logistics processes. The mentioned courses in combination with cooperation with experts from practice guarantees a wide range of knowledge of graduates in the field of transport. The graduates will find employment in a global transport and logistics companies as well as in research and development. There is close cooperation with various Czech and international companies such as Škoda Auto,  Siemens or AŽD Praha, which ensures that all work is relevant and applicable to solve real-world problems.