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

2023S, UE, 1.5h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • design timetable sketches
  • create track allocation plans
  • design track diagrams
  • design simple lines of a double-track and single-track line
  • construct turnout connections
  • generate and determine curvature images and perform the associated jerk checks
  • create transverse profiles taking the clearance gauge into account
  • develop longitudinal inclination of the track

Subject of course

Practicle use of the basics from lecture; - only available in german.

The exercise involves solving a scenario with various tasks. The solutions to the tasks are then presented and submitted in written form.

The following tasks are to be solved:

  1. Timetable draft - Part 1: Calculation of blocking periods
  2. Draft timetable - Part 2: Track layout + number of tracks
  3. Track design - Part 1: Division railway station
  4. Track design - Part 2: Track spacing and turnout dimensioning
  5. Route design - Part 1: curved points + track connection
  6. Routing design - Part 2: Transition bends, curvature bands + changes of slope

Teaching methods

Im Rahmen der Übung ist ein Szenario mit verschiedenen Aufgaben zu lösen. Die Lösungen der Aufgaben werden anschließend präsentiert und in schriftlicher Form abgegeben.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The exercise is held in teams of 3 persons each. Attendance is compulsory for the introductory session and the final presentation!

At least one person from each team must be present at the remaining dates!



Course dates

Fri15:00 - 17:0024.03.2023Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 - CEE Kick-Off-Veranstaltung und Einführungsvortrag
Mon13:00 - 15:0027.03.2023HS 8 Heinz Parkus - CEE UE Eisenbahnwesen Vortrag
Tue13:00 - 15:0028.03.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT UE Eisenbahnwesen Vortrag
Fri13:00 - 15:0031.03.2023Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 - CEE UE Eisenbahnwesen Vortrag
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

only avaliable in German.

The evidence of performance is based on the assessment of:

  • submission of documents
  • Online Test

Group dates

Block AMon08:00 - 14:0012.06.2023EI 1 Petritsch HS 232.518 Railway engineering Block A
Block BMon08:00 - 14:0012.06.2023Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 232.518 Railway engineering Block B
Block CTue08:00 - 14:0013.06.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 232.518 Railway engineering Block C
Block DTue08:00 - 14:0013.06.2023Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 232.518 Railway engineering Block D

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.


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

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Block A01.03.2023 08:0023.03.2023 23:59
Block B01.03.2023 08:0023.03.2023 23:59
Block C01.03.2023 08:0023.03.2023 23:59
Block D01.03.2023 08:0023.03.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering Mandatory4. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
610 Civil Engineering Mandatory6. Semester


EN 13803:2017

TSI 1299/2014

Systemtechnik des Schienenverkehr - Jörn Pachl

Fahrdynamik des Schienenverkehrs - Dietrich Wende

Bahnwesen - Joachim Fiedler

Bahnbau und Bahninfrastruktur - Reinhard Menius & Volker Matthews

Planung von Bahnanlagen - Haldor Jochim & Frank Lademann

Previous knowledge

The completion of the course railways is strongly recommended! Only available in german.

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


  • Attendance Required!