M.Sc. On Campus

Transportation Economics

24 months
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This MSc Transportation Economics from TU Dresden offers the knowledge and the methods required to understand, research and shape the challenges of mobility in terms of their economic, ecological and spatial effects.


This MSc Transportation Economics from TU Dresden tackles the issue of mobility, which determines participation in social and economic life, the spatial structure of society and the extent of traffic-related environmental impacts. Their design faces immense challenges. This includes means of transport (automated driving, electric vehicles, drones, high-speed trains), the organization of transport (intermodal mobility, sharing technologies, mobility platforms, use of large amounts of data), the transport infrastructure (intelligent roads, charging stations) and the financing of mobility (user financing) before far-reaching changes. This results in extensive transport management and methodological tasks on an operational, social and methodological level.

Course content

The compulsory area (25 credit points) provides the well-founded methodological knowledge for this course. In the compulsory elective area (95 credit points), two of the five specializations offered, one of five research seminars, as well as supplements from the areas of transport economics, economics, business administration, transport engineering and technical languages ​​as well as an internship can be selected. 

Occupational fields

Domestic and foreign as well as internationally operating companies, associations or public organizations, national and international organizations, public administrations, associations, ministries, politics and policy advice, research and teaching institutions, in particular with traffic-related or in the field of data science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Operations Research and Logistics
  • Methods in Transport Policy
  • Spatial Economics and the Environment
  • Theoretical Multivariate Statistics
  • Methods in Data Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A prerequisite for admission to the course is a first professional university degree recognized in Germany or a degree from a state or state-recognized vocational academy in the field of transport or economics or in the MINT area (mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology) or a Graduated from another course of study with a strongly quantitative focus. In addition, special knowledge in the areas of economics, business administration and quantitative methods (mathematics, statistics, econometrics, operations research, programming, data analytics) is required. 
  • In addition, knowledge of English at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • No tuition fee. Students have to pay an administrative charge of about 270 EUR per term. 

Living costs for Dresden

756 - 1107 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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