Advanced Seminar Introduction for VIW-SYS and VIW-BAS

The introduction to the advanced seminar in the specialisation “Verkehrssystemtechnik und Logistik” and „Bahnsysteme“ will again take place in attendance this semester. The main seminar is module 371/671 and takes place as scheduled in the 8th semester.

Place: POT/06

Date: Tuesday, 31.01.2023

Time: 14:50 h until 16:20 h maximum

Please share this information with your fellow students who are affected by this event. Persons who cannot attend this event should contact Dr. Opitz.

Merry Christmas!

Once again, the year is drawing to a close and the Christmas holidays are approaching. The FSR-Verkehr therefore wishes all students, employees and professors a merry and blessed Christmas season and a happy new year!

We are looking forward to being there for you again in the next term and to welcoming you in our FSR office as well as to organising many nice events and activities.

Enrolment for membership of bodies for the 2023 legislature

As every year, after the student council elections, the committees for the next term will be filled at the constituent meeting of the student council on 9 January 2023. And as always, you are invited to stand for one of the various committees and offices, even and especially if you are not elected to the FSR.

Committees/offices to be filled:

  • StuRa representative and StuRa substitute representative (one person each)
  • Study Commission Verkehrsingenieurwesen, Bahnsystemingenieruwesen, Luftverkehr und Logistik and Elektrische Verkehrssysteme (six persons)
  • Study Commission Verkehrswirtschaft and Transportation Economics (six persons)
  • Examination Board Bahnsystemingenieurwesen (two persons)
  • Examination Board Elektrische Verkehrssysteme (two persons)
  • Examination Board Luftverkehr und Logistik (two persons)
  • Examination Board Transportation Economics (one person)
  • Examination Board Verkehrsingenieurwesen (one person)
  • Examination Board Verkehrswirtschaft Bachelor (one person)
  • Examination Board Verkehrswirtschaft Master (one person)
  • Institute Council Verkehrsplanung und Straßenverkehr (two persons)
  • Institute Council Wirtschaft und Verkehr (two persons)

In addition to this, you can also apply for the FSR spokesperson or finance office. However, you must be an elected FSR member.

Registration for these committees will take place again this year via OPAL. It is possible until 09.01.2023 at 7 pm (one hour before the start of the meeting). When you register, you will also find descriptions of the respective positions so that you can already see how the respective committees work and what they are responsible for.

For further information, we are always happy to help you in person at the FSR office or by e-mail.

We are looking forward to your candidatures!

Prof. Becker and Dr. Frank receive the first teaching award of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences!

On Faculty Day, the first Transportation Sciences Faculty Teaching Awards were presented.

The one for basic courses (VIW Grundstudium and Bachelor VWI) was awarded to Prof. Udo Becker for his course “Environment & Transport (Umwelt & Verkehr)”.

The one for advanced courses (VIW Hauptstudium and Master studies) was awarded to Dr. Stefan Frank for his course “Resource Management (Ressourcenmanagement)”.

We would like to thank both lecturers very much for their commitment to our faculty and are pleased that we were able to award the teaching prize to them this year. It is even nicer that both Prof. Becker and Dr. Frank have donated the prize money of 250€ to the Student Council, for which we thank them very much!

We would like to thank all of you students for your hard work in voting and writing explanations and the dean’s office for their support, e.g. in the faculty council.

The justifications in German for the awarding of the teaching prize can be found below:


Prof. Becker hat es in seiner Vorlesung „Umwelt & Verkehr“ geschafft, die fachrelevanten Inhalte mit humorvollen Spitzen darzustellen. Er bestach durch außerordentlich spannende und engagierte Vortragsweise und stellte seine Inhalte äußerst anschaulich und verständlich dar.

Die Lehrveranstaltung, deren Akzeptanz man auch am Besuch von Studierenden diverser anderer Studiengänge im Rahmen von Wahl- oder AQUA-Modulen beobachten konnte, ging weit über den Wortsinn „Vorlesung“ heraus. Der Dozent hat die Studierenden auf eine spannende und unterhaltsame Reise durch das Thema mitgenommen. In seinen Vorlesungen regte er die Studierenden zum Nachdenken an und wog dabei gekonnt verschiedene Positionen ab. Gegenwärtige verkehrspolitische Themen wurden dabei ebenso behandelt wie wichtige physikalische und chemische Grundlagen im Bereich der Ökologie.

Mit aktuellen Daten und Fakten legte Prof. Becker ausführlich und gleichzeitig verständlich dar, welchen Einfluss der Verkehr und damit unser Studiengebiet auf das Klima, die Gesellschaft und die Umwelt hat. Durch viele praxisrelevante Beispiele animierte er dazu, den eigenen Blickwinkel zu ändern und sein eigenes Verhalten zu überdenken. Dabei nahm er in jeglicher Hinsicht kein Blatt vor den Mund, um den Studierenden die politische und gesellschaftliche Bedeutung eines der wichtigsten Zukunftsthemen, nämlich dem Klimawandel und dessen Verhinderung, zu vermitteln.

Damit hat er einen außergewöhnlichen Beitrag zu unseren Verkehrsstudiengängen geleistet und somit den Lehrpreis unserer Fakultät für grundständige Lehre 2022 verdient.


Dr. Frank war in seiner Vorlesung „Ressourcenmanagement“ sehr engagiert und hat das Interesse an Fragestellungen insbesondere zu Onlineproblemen und dynamischen Einflüssen gesteigert. Jede Lehrveranstaltung wurde dabei in hybrider Form so durchgeführt, dass sowohl Studierende, die in Präsenz anwesend waren, als auch im Videocall zugeschaltete Studierende aktiv an der Vorlesung bzw. der Übung teilnehmen konnten.

In der Lehrveranstaltung brachte er vielfältige Aspekte aus der Verkehrslogistik ein und gab einen umfassenden Überblick über Problemstellungen, um anschließend viel Zeit zu investieren, mit jedem einzelnen Studierenden gemeinsam an einem konkreten Thema für Hausarbeiten zu arbeiten und Lösungen zu entwickeln. Er stand dabei den Studierenden bei Rückfragen immer, auch außerhalb der vorgesehenen Wochenstunden des Moduls, zur Verfügung. 

In der Vorlesung gab es aus jeder Vertiefung immer wieder passende Beispiele, die die Theorie veranschaulichten, was insbesondere deshalb sinnvoll war, da es sich um ein Wahlpflichtmodul aus verschiedenen Studiengängen und Vertiefungsrichtungen handelte.
Bemerkenswert war des Weiteren, dass er seine Vorlesung zusätzlich freiwillig vom ZiLL evaluieren ließ, um ein Feedback für seine Lehre zu bekommen.

Aufgrund dieses außerordentlichen Engagements möchten wir den Lehrpreis unserer Fakultät für weiterführende Lehre im Jahr 2022 an Dr. Frank vergeben.

Tutor wanted to support international students

The International Office is looking for a tutor to supervise international students at the Faculty of Transport within the framework of the International Tutoring Programme from March 2023. The tasks mainly include supporting students in organising their studies and conducting several tutorials. The position is a SHK with two to four hours per week. The application deadline is 03.01.2023. More information here: https://tu-dresden.de/studium/im-studium/studienstart/internationales-tutorenprogramm/ausschreibung-tutorenstellen.

Trial lectures for filling the professorship “Railway Track Engeneering”

Next week, on Wednesday, November 23 and on Friday, November 25, there will be trial lectures for filling the professorship “Railway Track Engeneering” (successor to Prof. Fengler). All students of our faculty are cordially invited to listen to the lectures of the new lecturer applicants and to form their own opinion.

The lectures will take place in room POT/168 (Drawing Room) and will also be hybrid broadcast. Please note that the last lecture (applicant 7 on Friday at 13:30) will be held differently in POT/106!

All info, the exact times, applicants and the links to the video conferences can be found here:

Our teaching award is given out!

You have voted diligently – and we have evaluated: on Faculty Day on 11.11., the first Teaching Award of the Faculty of Transport Sciences will be presented.

The prize of 250€ is awarded to lecturers for particularly good teaching. There are two courses and persons per year that can be awarded: one of the basic teaching (Dipl. Grundstudium and Bachelor’s degree programmes) and one of the advanced teaching (Dipl. Hauptstudium and Master’s degree programmes).

Are you already curious about who will receive the prize? Then come to the Faculty Day on Friday from 14:00 in POT/81. We are looking forward to many visitors!

And don’t worry if your favourite candidate is not among them: next year there will be another teaching award, which will be given to a different person 😉

Courses with good e-learning for the vote

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching (ZiLL) at TU-Dresden is once again looking for the cources with the best e-learning. As every year, various events from different faculties were submitted. Every TUD member with an OPAL account can vote here:
https://tu-dresden.de/tu-dresden/organisation/rektorat/prorektor-bildung/zill/e-learning/e-learning-schmuckstueck/schmuckstueck-galerie-2022/.

From our faculty, only Steffen Dutsch has lined up this year with his teaching offer.

We would be pleased if many people from our faculty would also participate in order to set an example for good teaching with sensible use of media!

“Bundesfachschaftentagung Verkehr” from 03.11. to 06.11. in Dresden

The BuFaTa Verkehr is a meeting of transport-related student councils from all over Germany. In the last few years, Corona and co. have caused the BuFaTa to fall asleep, but this year we have revived it and brought it to Dresden: from 3-6 November, student representatives from all over Germany will meet here to exchange and vote on professional and university-political standpoints and positions. This BuFaTa will also clarify the further course of events for the coming years.

This gives us the chance to get input from other universities/study programmes and to network better with other universities in order to be able to respond better to changing study conditions in the future.

Free admission to the Museum of Transport for “Career Day” on 05.11.

The Dresden Museum of Transport invites for Saturday, 05.11.2022, to the “Career Day” in the Johanneum at the Dresden Neumarkt.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., companies from the (transport) technical sector will present their internship, training and study opportunities. Admission to the Transport Museum and the training fair is free for all visitors on this day!

We as a faculty are also represented there with a booth, but also other companies that might be interesting for you as students.

The following companies will provide an insight into the diversity of their training and job opportunities:

  • Autohaus Dresden Reick GmbH & Co. KG
  • Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Dowaldwerke GmbH
  • Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH
  • EPV – GIV Europrojekt Verkehr – Gesellschaft für Ingenieurleistungen im Verkehrswesen mbH
  • Fakultät Verkehrswissenschaften „Friedrich List“ an der TU Dresden
  • FEP Fahrzeugelektrik Pirna
  • Handwerkskammer Dresden
  • Industrie- und Handelskammer Dresden
  • Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden e.V.
  • Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG
  • PMG Precision Mechanics Group GmbH
  • Schenker Deutschland AG
  • SUSA S. Sauer GmbH & Co. KG

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