Non-degree Programme "Sustainable Transportation Planning"

What is the main idea of the Non-degree Study Programme “Sustainable Transportation Planning” (STP)?

The transport system is of central importance for any economy in the world. Global challenges such as the climate change, scarcity of resources, increasing transport and urban sprawl require a change of thinking. We need experts who not only know how to design safe roads or how to plan public transport networks, but who also have to be familiar with the concepts of transport demand management or new mobility services. The job market demand is extremely promising, not only in Germany but also in many other countries. The study programme SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING provides exchange students with the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with the above-mentioned challenges.

Who organizes the Non-degree Study Programme “Sustainable Transportation Planning” (STP)?

The study programme is offered by the Chair of Transport System Planning, Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Head of the programme is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Plank-Wiedenbeck.

For which students is the programme designed?

The STP programme is open for all interested students from Transportation/ Environmental/ Civil Engineering, Urbanism, Landscape Architecture or similar fields. The courses are on master level but also open for Bachelor-level students.

When does the study programme take place?

The study programme takes place every winter semester. Lectures start in October and end in January. Examinations follow in February. Optional, students can also stay for the summer semester to take additional courses or write their term paper.

What classes are part of the study programme?

Advanced Transport Planning and Public Transportation [6 ECTS]

  • Planning process and levels, economic analysis of transport projects, external costs, cost and benefit components, assessment methods
  • Public transportation planning, economic aspects, mobility management

Macroscopic Transport Modelling [6 ECTS]

  • Model development, methodology and procedures
  • Travel demand modelling
  • Calibration, validation, forecasting and scenario calculation
  • Development of an integrated multi-modal transport model (PTV-VISUM)

International Case Studies [6 ECTS]

  • Guest speeches about planning practices in an international context, particularly in urban areas
  • Multi-day Excursion to an European city

Project Mobility as a Service [12 ECTS]

  • Development of solutions for new mobility services and concepts regarding to transport planning practices in an international context