232.029 Railway-simulation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to use the basics of the software package "OPENTRACK" of ETH Zurich for operational simulation for railways (www.opentrack.ch). Additionally there will be a successful completion of a project with software "FBS". After the seminary interested persons can carry out further project work for applications in railway engineering.

Subject of course

Introduction in computer-aided solving of questions of railway operations.

Teaching methods

Mandatory introductory lecture for all seminar participants. If participation in the introductory lecture is not possible, participation in the seminar will be refused.

Different dates are available for the seminar half day. The seminar day takes place in the offices of the Research Department for Railways, Transport Economics and Cableways.


Mode of examination


Additional information

Zuordnung im Masterstudium Bauingenieurwesen (Studienkennzahl: 066 505):
Modul 2 der Vertiefungsrichtung Verkehr & Mobilität;
Modul 3 der anderen Vertiefungsrichtungen

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 13:0003.05.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Verpflichtender Einführungsvortrag
Tue14:00 - 17:0017.05.2022Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 Gastvortrag (FBS-Experte)
Wed09:00 - 13:0015.06.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Endpräsentaton Projektausarbeiten
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Contribution to the course, report of the completed project, final presentation

Group dates

Gruppe 1Wed08:30 - 12:3004.05.2022 Insitutsräumlichkeiten Karlsplatz 13232.029 Railway simulation group 1
Gruppe 2Wed13:30 - 17:3004.05.2022 Within the institute in room AA0322A at Karlsplatz232.029 Railway simulation group 2
Gruppe 3Thu08:30 - 12:3005.05.2022 Insitutsräumlichkeiten Karlsplatz 13232.029 Railway simulation group 3
Gruppe 4Thu13:30 - 17:3005.05.2022 Within the institute in room AA0322A at Karlsplatz232.029 Railway simulation group 3

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.04.2022 08:00 01.05.2022 23:59 01.05.2022 23:59


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 117.04.2022 08:0001.05.2022 23:59
Gruppe 217.04.2022 08:0001.05.2022 23:59
Gruppe 317.04.2022 08:0001.05.2022 23:59
Gruppe 417.04.2022 08:0001.05.2022 23:59



Pachl, J., Systemtechnik des Schienenverkehrs, Wiesbaden 10. Auflage 2021

Previous knowledge

For the registration and the participation in the seminar railway simulation the prior completion of the course Railway Engineering 2 (course no. 230.039) is recommended. Students of other study programmes can participate in case of enough places left.

Preceding courses