Master in Open Mobility

In this Master's degree, UDS works with scenarios in the Mobility competence area and thinks in terms of futures instead of the future.

With this Master's programme, the UDS aims to contribute to the development of competences and to research into the connections between mobility needs, urban mobility offers and urban spatial structures.

This Master's programme trains mobility experts who are able to think "out of the box" and look beyond their own field of work in order to grasp the complexity of open and closely linked mobility structures.

In addition to the analysis of a wide range of topics, this also involves the implementation opportunities and evaluation of new, intermodal business model ideas as well as the implementation of technical support options such as artificial intelligence.

The interdisciplinary curriculum covers economic and technological aspects as well as sociological and psychological contexts of mobility.

Professional management of digitally driven innovations enables the necessary and required change towards sustainable, self-determined and intelligent mobility concepts

Innovative combination of the topics digitalization & mobility

Real projects with UDS partner companies and related learning and research in labs

Innovative specialisation options and the option to focus on a mobility field (or sector); always with a focus on the networking of people, organisations and the world, the influence of digital media and the growing importance of data and machines

  • Graduates are able to analyse, structure and evaluate complex challenges of networking people and related mobility concepts.
  • Planning and analysis of mobility concepts in the context of digital transformation to and taking into account overall societal and global developments (including infrastructure, mobility technologies, logistics, autonomous alternatives, smart city).
  • Analysis and evaluation of changes and trends in mobility.
  • Graduates can examine concrete chances and risks of the implementation of mobility measures with scientific methods.
  • Professional analysis of concepts and scenarios for mobility, taking into account new economic developments.
  • Graduates will be able to analyse and evaluate value creation and sustainability effects of digital mobility platform systems for future basic services in urban and rural regions.
  • First university degree (Bachelor or Diploma) of at least 180 ECTS credits, independent of discipline.
  • Very good written and spoken English.
  • Successful assessment center/admission interview (see separate information)
  • 120 ECTS (CP) are provided for the master's degree.
  • Basic modules (key competencies) = 30 CP.
  • Specialization modules = 35 CP.
  • Optional industry specialization = 25 CP.
  • Master's thesis = 30 CP.
  • The master's degree is taught in English.
  • The master's degree is available for full-time and part-time study.
  • The academic year is divided into trimesters.

Career prospects

Career opportunities for graduates can be found in both the public and private sectors, across Europe and worldwide. The skills taught in this programme are in high demand in a broad sense, including lo-gistics, transport operators, mobility authorities, and manufacturers and service providers in the mobility sector.

Graduates will be in high demand wherever integration into multidisciplinary teams plays a major role.

Thus, for a range of private companies, public institutions in cities and metropolitan areas, and start-ups that require high-level technological and systems competencies.
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