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Transportation Systems and Transport & Logistics Education in Munich & Singapore

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Technical University Munich (Technische Universität München - TUM) is one of the leading universities in Germany. TUM’s top performances in research and education, interdisciplinary studies, and talent promotion stand out with strong alliances with businesses and scientific institutions across the world play a part in this. The combination of subjects at TUM is unique in Europe. TUM educates approximately 25,000 students in 142 study programs. Its scientists teach and research across multiple disciplines.

TUM was one of the first "Universities of Excellence" of the nationwide Excellence Initiative and impressed this cooperative in 2006 with its concept of TUM - The Entrepreneurial University. TUM cooperates with academic institutions worldwide. Students participate in study abroad programs with more than 150 international partner universities. For the most part, TUM selects its own students; the deciding factors are aptitude and talent. After studying, many graduates maintain contact with their alma mater. The international alumni network connects students and alumni, professors, and sponsors.

TUM is one of the first university from Germany to establish a campus in Singapore - German Intitiute of Science and Technology (GIST), TUM Asia.

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Academic Programs

Masters Programs

  • MSc in Transportation Systems (2 years): The Master of Science Program in Transportation Systems (TS) Students will learn to design and operate modern transportation systems and integrated inter-modal transport management systems – and will be prepared to work in dynamically growing market of transport and mobility. The program includes a project seminar. The project seminar provides the opportunity to explore scientific investigations and practical solutions in an experimental environment. In an international and interdisciplinary group, the participants will be asked to work out a survey concept and realize a field work as well as to analyze and discuss their findings with lecturers/research staff. An 8 weeks  internship in transportation related industry or authority together with a 4-month master’s thesis complete the program.
  • Entry Requirements - TS Program: Applications are open to candidates with a relevant bachelor's degree or European / German FH Diplom with at least grade C according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) or its equivalent in any of the following areas (but not limited): Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geodetics, Mechanical Engineering, Geography, Computer Science, Communications Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Tourisms. If the English language is not your native language or the language medium during your previous course of study, then TOEFL, IELTS or the Cambridge Main Suite of English Examinations is required for non-native English speaking applicants.
  • MSc in Transport and Logistics (Singapore, 18 months): GIST’s Master of Science in Transport and Logistic equips students with the academic proficiency and hands-on training to understand the challenges and the knowledge know-how required for developing solutions associated with logistics and transport processes. Students will develop in-depth understanding in the areas of transportation and logistics management. The Master’s degree is awarded by TUM, Germany.
  • This program is research and application focused, and will last for 18 months (3 semesters). During this time, students will complete 12 transport and logistics related modules in semesters 1 and 2; these include 8 core module and 1 specialized module. Each module has 45 lecture hours. In addition, students will take 6 other non-technical short modules. Furthermore, a 2-month internship and a 6-month master thesis will be carried out in semester 3. The internship and the master thesis can be undertaken either at TUM or in a company in Singapore or Germany. More information and entry requirements can be found here - GIST-TUM Asia

TU MÜNCHEN Financial Aid

  • BAföG (Federal Education and Training Assistance)
  • KFW Student Loan for the first semester
  • Educational loan for students in advanced semesters
  • Final semester loan
  • General Scholarship
  • Germany Scholarship [Deutschlandstipendium]
  • Nicolaus Scholarship Fund
  • Loschge Scholarship
  • Financial Aid for Studying or Working Abroad
  • DAAD Promos
  • Oskar Karl Forster Scholarship for Books And Learning Materials
  • Oskar Karl Forster Scholarship - Financial Aid For Dissertation Printing Costs
  • Foundations and scholarships for outstanding students

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