Empty street in Singapore (CC0 1.0 by VizAforMemories via Unsplash)
Empty street in Singapore (CC0 1.0 by VizAforMemories via Unsplash)

Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) and Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Transport Engineering

In the autumn of 2020, the CAS/DAS in Transport Engineering from the Institute of Transport Engineering & Systems (IVT) of ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) will be offered for the fourth time. The CAS/DAS in Transport Engineering is meant for professionals who want to expand or re-examine their existing practice in the areas of planning and operating traffic and transport systems. To this purpose, state-of-the-art methods and approaches of traffic modelling will be taught.

The goal of Swiss transport policy is the implementation of sustainable mobility based on a traffic & transport system saving both energy and space. At the same time, the continuing increase in traffic constantly poses new challenges for transport planning. In this context, the CAS/DAS in Transport Engineering offer the appropriate technical tools to successfully solve future transport tasks while maintaining the quality of life of future generations.

The lectures and studios comprise four compulsory and two optional modules from a selection of four modules. The compulsory modules cover “Transport and Transport Planning”, “Traffic Control”, “Design and Operation of Public Transport”, and “Discrete Choice Models”. The topics of the elective modules are the “Travel-Demand Models”, “Evaluation Procedures”, “Traffic Flow and Telematics”, and “Measurement of Travel Behaviour”.

The programme includes a maximum of eight attendance weeks of five days each, spread over two years. A module is credited with four ECTS points, which corresponds to a workload of about 120 hours. The final thesis is awarded ten ECTS points, which corresponds to a workload of almost eight weeks (full time).
The programme is aimed at professionals with a Master’s degree recognized by the ETH or an equivalent qualification in a field related to transport planning, and at least two years of relevant professional experience in a field related to it such as, e.g., civil engineering, electrical engineering, geography, spatial planning, computer science, economics, or statistics.

  • M1 Transport and Transport Planning – Theory and Models
  • M2 Traffic Control
  • M3 Design and Operation of Public Transport
  • M4 Discrete Choice Models
  • M5 Travel-Demand Models
  • M6 Evaluation Methods
  • M7 Traffic Flow and Telematics
  • M8 Measurement of Travel Behaviour

The CAS comprises M1-M3 and a short final thesis. The DAS comprises M1-M4 and 2 modules from M5-M8 and a final thesis. A transfer from the CAS to the DAS degree course is possible. The course fee is CHF 10,000 for the CAS, and CHF 15,000 for the DAS, and CHF 2,750 for individual modules.
The deadline for registration is September 30th, 2020.

Additional Information

The CAS ETH VI can be taken as a module of the MAS Mobility of the Future [MAS Mobilität der Zukunft (MdZ)] at D-MAVT. A transfer from the CAS ETH VI to the DAS ETH VI is possible without any problems and the respective achievements are credited.

Website CAS/DAS Transport Engineering
Contact: Caroline Winkler