Financing of Traffic Infrastructure and Operation


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Summer Semester

Course Language: German

The course "Financing of Traffic Infrastructure and Operation" is relevant for the following study courses:

More detailed information can be found in the respective Examination Regulations in the official announcements of RWTH Aachen University.

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Course Description

The module "Financing of Transport Infrastructure and Operation" is designed as an in-depth study of the subject area Transport and Spatial Planning.

The content is therefore jointly designed by the three chairs of the transport department at RWTH Aachen University: Chair of Urban Engineering and Transport (ISB), Chair of Highway Engineering (ISAC), Chair of Railways and Transport Economics (VIA).

A general understanding of funding and budget laws at all levels will be provided in the course. In addition, this course will cover legal principles and teach general contract forms.

Learning Objectives

  • In-depth understanding of the interrelationships in the legislation on the financing of transport infrastructure in Germany and Europe.
  • Ability to apply the methods of financing and profitability analysis
  • Ability to independently plan and maintain public infrastructure
  • Application of the models of infrastructure financing


Course Scope

  • Credit Points: 6
  • Lecture: 4 SWS


Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Markus Oeser

Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Nießen, Chair of Railways and Transport Economics and Institute of Transport Sciences

Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Kuhnimhof, Chair and Institute of Urban Engineering and Urban Transport

Autobahn GmbH

HochTief AG

as well as other lecturers from administration and industry

Research Assistant

Philipp Klee, M. Sc. RWTH