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Transport Engineer

What exactly do transport engineers do?


Transport engineers recognize and solve transport problems in rail, road, aviation or shipping and marine technology. They develop traffic systems and transport concepts, draft and measure traffic facilities. They organise transport and traffic processes. Generally, they work in architecture and engineering firms, in automobile manufacturers, in civil engineering companies and in public administration. Moreover, they can work for real estate developers, doing research, at universities and high schools, at freight forwarders, rail transport or at airport companies.


Which requirements do transport engineers need to fulfil?


The prerequisite is for working as a transport engineer is a completed degree in transport engineering. Depending on the institute, you need university entrance or a subject-related entrance qualification. To be able to successfully complete studies in transport engineering, you will need a deep understanding of mathematics, physics, IT and English.

How can I become a transport engineer?


You can study transport systems at universities and technical colleges. You can study the subject independently or as a major within studies of building and industrial engineering. You can find the following majors in this area:


  • Mobility and traffic
  • Traffic and transport systems
  • Transportation
  • Business engineering
  • Industrial engineering/traffic management


What can transport engineers expect in professional life?


Transport engineers work predominantly in offices. As in all engineering professions, the salaries in transport engineering are proportionately high. Depending on experience, gross average wages come to between 3,700 and 5,250 EUR a month.

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