Master of Advanced Studies SUPSI  in Railways and Sustainable Mobility (RSM)
Certificate of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Infrastructure & Controls (InCo)


The mobility related infrastructure (rail, road, air) is undergoing a generational change and it is under pressure every day. The general objective of this CAS is to form highly skilled professionals in the field of infrastructure and controls.

This CAS is included into the MAS Railways and Sustainable Mobility (RSM). It trains both technical and management leaders, seeking a career in the transportation industry or in the public/private sectors of mobility & transportation. The participants acquire the skills needed in departments such as research and development, production, consultancy and public institutions. They will also acquire the knowledge for managing complex interdisciplinary projects.

You are going to study infrastructure projects and engineering in a wide context and learn the most important concepts of infrastructure designs, safety and security control systems and be the first to have used the Gotthard Base Tunnel as educational tool. You will be able to understand and manage technical information and you will comprehend how an infrastructure project is conceived, designed, developed, tested, and put into operation. This course will allow you to be at ease in every situation! It will not matter if the topic is of engineering, commercial, or administrative nature, you will become the knowledgeable and reliable counterpart.


> Train the future technical coordinators and project managers of the infrastructure sector (with an integrated mobility eye)
> Know, understand, and evaluate the different types of interacting systems (road, rail, air)
> Know and understand the organizational and technical aspects of an infrastructure project
> Be capable of developing innovative approaches to infrastructure problems
> Be capable of developing and implementing new integrated infrastructure solutions
> Know how to manage complex infrastructure and maintenance interdisciplinary projects
> Correctly apply the technical competencies (problem-solving, analysis, implementation)
> Know, understand, and correctly use the terminology of the field
> Understand and correctly utilize the regulatory framework


Intended Audience
This CAS is devoted to managers, experienced employees and all persons involved in management in the railways and mobility sector as well as to people interested to work in this sector through the acquisition of the knowhow provided by this course.


Training applications
> Talent development training program
> Internal employee re-qualification or certification
> Introduction program for new hired Staff
> Experienced employee cross-qualification
> Independent professional certification




1. Introduction to infrastructure (RI1) - 24 hours (2 ETCS)

2. Maintenance & optimization (MAO) - 36 hours (3 ETCS)

3. Gotthard basis tunnel case study (GCS) - 36 hours (3 ETCS)

4. Traffic Control Systems (TRC) - 36 hours (3 ETCS)


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Introduction to infrastructure
17 January 2020, 1 February 2020, 21 February 2020

Maintenance & optimization
14 February 2020, 21 February 2020, 13 March 2020, 3 April 2020

Gotthard basis tunnel case study
31 January 2020, 22 February 2020, 14 March 2020, 27 March 2020

Traffic Control Systems
18 January 2020, 15 February 2020, 28 March 2020, 4 April 2020



School Time

Friday 09:30 – 18:30
Saturday 08:30 – 18:30

Weekly block classes at company’s selected location available upon request (1 ON, 1, 2 or 3 OFF).
All RSM courses can be offered as a continuous 4 days for 4 weeks “Summer School” or “Block” class.




Tuition and documentation will be in English, but we can assist the students in Italian and German.
If you wish to attend the course in another language, please mention it during registration and select between Italian and German. The Course could be held in another language if there were at least 8-10 participants.





In cooperation with

Swiss Federal Railways SBB
SWISSRAIL Industry Association



Certificate of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Infrastructure & Controls
Credits: 11 ECTS


132 hour-lesson

a.i. Luca Diviani

Until January 10, 2020. Applications/enrolments possible at any time previous agreement with the course responsible.


At the “Officine FFS” in Bellinzona



CHF 6'100.–
For those who already have attended a CAS of the MAS – RSM, the cost is CHF 5’700 with a further reduction of 10%. These costs include the final exam, the issue of the certificate and the documentation.

Companies with more than three (3) enrolled participants will be granted a special discount.


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