Master of Advanced Studies SUPSI  in Railways and Sustainable Mobility (RSM)
Certificate of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Railway Vehicles Technology (RVT)


Railway technology is undergoing a strong evolution and is reinvented day by day.
The general objective of this CAS is to model highly skilled professionals in the railway vehicles field.

This CAS is a building block of the MAS Railways and Sustainable Mobility (RSM). It trains both technical and management leaders, seeking a career in the transportation industry and in the public/private sectors of mobility & transportation. Participants acquire the skills needed for careers in the research and development, production, consultancy and public institutions departments and to be capable of taking responsibility for managing complex interdisciplinary projects.

Attendees are going to study railways engineering in a wide context and learn the most important concepts of vehicle design, traction and control. They will be able to understand and manage technical information, complex projects and understand how a railway vehicle is conceived, specified, developed, produced, tested and put into operation. This technical course will allow participants to be comfortable in every situation. It will not matter if the topic is of mechanical, electrical or of IT nature, attendees will become a knowledgeable and reliable counterpart.


> Train the future technical coordinators and project managers of the vehicle railways sector
> Know, understand, and evaluate the different types of railway vehicles
> Know and understand the technical characteristics of vehicles
> Know, describe, and understand the interaction of the main elements of traction and vehicle control
> Manage complex and interdisciplinary technical railway vehicles 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 devised for managers, experienced employees and all professionals involved in the management in the railways and mobility sectors as well as to people interested to work in this department 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. Rolling stock (ROS) - 60 hours (5 ETCS)

2. Vehicle control system (TCS) - 36 hours (3 ETCS)

3. System integration (SYI) - 36 hours (3 ETCS)


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Rolling stock
30 November 2018, 1 December 2018, 21 December 2018, 18 January 2019, 19 January 2019, 15 February 2019

Traction & control systems
15 December 2018, 22 December 2018, 1 February 2019, 2 March 2019

System integration
14 December 2018, 2 February 2019, 16 February 2019, 2 March 2019



School Time

Friday 09:30 – 18:30
Saturday 09:30 – 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 Railways Vehicle Technology
Credits: 11 ECTS


132 hour-lesson

a.i. Luca Diviani

Until November 23, 2018. 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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University of Applied Sciences and Arts

of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)


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