232.028 Railway maintenance
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to use the basic concepts of railway construction and maintenance. Furthermore, the components of the superstructure, with a special focus on local traffic in Vienna (subway and tram) and the main railway in Austria, their requirements and the measures for their maintenance are to be described. 

Subject of course

definitions, properties and construction of track systems, basics of railway construction and maintenance of railway

Teaching methods

Lecture with practical examples, discussion with students, lectures by external speakers, illustration of the topic with the help of an excursion (planned between 31 May and 2 June to voestalpine Rail Technology GmbH).

Mode of examination


Additional information

For organizational reasons you will be asked to sign up for these LVA in TISS!



Course dates

Fri09:00 - 12:0012.04.2024Seminarraum AA 02 – 1 Vorlesung Bahnerhaltung
Mon13:00 - 16:0015.04.2024Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 Vorlesung Bahnerhaltung
Fri09:00 - 12:0019.04.2024Seminarraum AA 02 – 1 Vorlesung Bahnerhaltung
Mon13:00 - 16:0022.04.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung Bahnerhaltung
Tue08:38 - 17:2207.05.2024 Linz (Anreise mit Zug WB 906, Abreise mit Zug WB 921)Field trip Plasser & Theurer
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The performance test is based on a written examination.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue16:00 - 18:0008.10.2024HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL written23.09.2024 08:00 - 04.10.2024 23:59TISS232.028 Bahnerhaltung Prüfung (Parallelbuchung)
Tue16:00 - 18:0005.11.2024HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL written21.10.2024 08:00 - 01.11.2024 23:59TISSBahnerhaltung Prüfung 07.11.2023 (Parallelbuchung)
Tue16:00 - 18:0010.12.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 written25.11.2024 08:00 - 06.12.2024 23:59TISSBahnerhaltung Prüfung (Parallelbuchung)
Tue17:00 - 19:0011.03.2025HS 14A Günther Feuerstein written24.02.2025 08:00 - 07.03.2025 23:59TISSBahnerhaltung Prüfung (Parallelbuchung)
Tue16:00 - 18:0008.04.2025HS 14A Günther Feuerstein written24.03.2025 08:00 - 04.04.2025 23:59TISSBahnerhaltung Prüfung (Parallelbuchung)
Thu16:00 - 18:0005.06.2025Hörsaal 15 written12.05.2025 08:00 - 03.06.2025 23:59TISSBahnerhaltung Prüfung (Parallelbuchung)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.03.2024 08:00 09.05.2024 23:59 09.05.2024 23:59

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Exkursion nach Linz 09:0017.04.2024 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

For the lecture no previous experience is required. The completion of the course railways is recommended.

Preceding courses