Energy and Transport Management 1
Department of Building, Energy & Society

Energy and Transport Management


In the future, we will require innovative solutions for sustainable energy supply, transport and urbanisation. You can become a part of these solutions with us. We offer in-depth professional expertise and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of local and global influences, flexibility and the pleasures of meaningful work.

What you will learn:

Sustainable transport planning

You will work on optimising the routes and timetables for trains and inner city transport to persuade as many commuters as possible to switch from cars to the train. The topic of your master thesis will be agreed with a transport company of your choice – we are happy to provide you with the necessary support.

Energy provision and distribution

You will work on local energy supplies based on smart grids in your region and will write your master thesis working in a local small or medium-sized enterprise.

Specialisation in energy

Depending on your requirements, you will focus on photovoltaics, hydropower or the oil industry. The energy supply of the future will be dependent on use of alternative energy sources, the potential to cover peak loads in the short term using pump storage or gas fired power stations and the energy efficiency of industrial processes. You too can play your part in the energy transition.

International energy business

You want to pull the strings in the international energy trade? We will make you familiar with the issues of financing, risk management and corporate management. And a semester abroad will prepare you for the international arena.


Since the issues of energy and transport are significantly linked with the impact on the environment and society, you will also develop complex skills relating to business management and environmental technology.

Specialisation in transport

In the field of transport, the range of options extends from inner city distribution logistics to train operation and transport safety. You will work on cost-effective logistics solutions for the transportation of goods, increased use of public transport or spatial planning to help traffic flow as smoothly as possible.

Energy and Transport Management

Did you know, …

… that this forward-thinking combination of energy, transport and environmental education is only available in Austria?

You will work on some of the most relevant global issues and their interrelationships. You will adopt a flexible approach and therefore will not need to fear economic downturns in individual areas.

Did you know, …

… that the ability to combine sound technical expertise with basic financial knowledge is the main thing you will need during the first decade of your career?

When you come to start out your career, you will have a significant advantage if you have a field of technical expertise as well as being able to understand the social and financial impacts of technical solutions.

Did you know, …

… that you will have excellent employment and salary opportunities, especially if you introduce yourself to a company as a graduate of our university?

We often hear from employers choosing between graduates of different courses that they appreciate our graduates in particular and find them easy to integrate into their companies.

Did you know, …

… that a high percentage of our graduates are very satisfied with their job and choice of course even after going on to acquire extensive professional experience?

Our graduates enjoy meeting up even many years after completing their studies and are enthusiastic about sharing experiences from their exciting fields of work.

Did you know, …

… that we offer graduates with a bachelor degree in environmental systems science the chance to start the master programme without losing any time?

The environmental industry requires specialists with in-depth technical expertise in addition to knowledge of business management and geography. During the first semester, you’ll have the chance to catch up on any technical subject you have not covered such as the fundamentals of energy and transport engineering.

Energy and Transport Management 2

Did you know, …

… that the programme is work-friendly?

Work-friendly, i.e. the classes only take place from Monday to Wednesday, where possible. Absences due to work obligations can be discussed on a case-by-case basis and will be authorised where appropriate. Examinations must be sat on the premises.

Did you know, …

… that very few academic courses offer as many career opportunities or have such international recognition as our master programme?

Whether as a specialist in sustainable energy solutions or a specialist in innovative transport planning, your expertise is in demand across the world.