Master of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Railways and Sustainable Mobility

The Program on Railways and Sustainable Mobility (RSM) trains both technical and management leaders, intended for careers in the transportation industry and in the public/private sectors of mobility & transportation.

RSM is a part-time program that allows for work-life balance and professional development. Six independent CAS, respectively two integrated DAS, are aligned to build a complete MAS. Students need to complete 5 CAS and a Master Thesis to obtain the MAS in Railways and Sustainable Mobility RSM.


Students acquire the skills needed for careers in departments such as research and development, production, consultancy, and public institutions and are capable of taking responsibility to lead teams, to strategize concepts, and to manage complex interdisciplinary projects.


  • Understand and apply the concepts of integrated mobility
  • Acquire the latest skills and competencies in the mobility Sector
  • Immediately apply the new acquired competencies in the respective area
  • Be familiar with the technical standards of railways and transportation system
  • Understand, and apply the latest technologies applicable to the mobility sector


Students will also be able to bring back innovative approaches to problem solving and technical challenges. Furthermore, the RSM program wants to:

  • Create a network and establish a common platform of professionals
  • Promote an engineering mobility innovation thinking
  • Provide opportunities of workshops/intern positions in Swiss and European organizations (operators, manufacturers, maintainers)
  • Be recognized as a mobility expert



Intended Audience

The RSM program is devoted to managers and experienced employees from 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.


Application Requirements
Bachelor Graduates from Engineering Programs, Management, or other Technical and Scientific faculties. Non-graduates Professionals and Manager from the fields Railways and Mobility with at least 3 years of experience. The Master is held in English (lessons and documentations) therefore good command of English is required.


Master of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Railways and Sustainable Mobility RSM (67 ECTS).

Diploma of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Railways and Sustainable Mobility RSM (33 ECTS).

Certificate of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Railways and Sustainable Mobility RSM (11 ECTS).

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) has university status in accordance with Article 2, Para 2, Let. b), is accredited in accordance with Article 28, Para 1, Let. a) of the Federal Act on the Funding and Coordination of the Higher Education Sector (HEdA) of 30 September 2011and is recognized by the Confederation and by the Cantons.




Lessons are usually held in English. In agreement with the whole class, certain lessons can be held in Italian, German or French.

Mini-theses for the respective CAS, as well as the final Master's thesis, can be written in English, Italian, German or French.


The course is subdivided into 6 specializations, each of which constitutes a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS):


1. Mobility Management (MoMa)
2. Operation Management (OMa)
3. Mobility Advanced Technologies (MAT)
4. Railway Vehicles Technology (RVT)
5. Integrated Technology (InTech)
6. Infrastructure & Controls (InCo)



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CAS Programs can also be offered as SUPSI “Summer School” during the months of June, July and August in weekly blocks.
Upon completion of 5 CAS and a Master Thesis, the attendee will receive a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) SUPSI in Railways and Sustainable Mobility RSM.



Teachers / Lecturer
Industrial experts and academic specialists in the topics covered by the specific certificates modules.


Luca Diviani
Head of the Mechanical Engineering Lab
SUPSI - University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

MEMTi - Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology Institute
T +41 58 666 66 48 /

Simone Bernasconi
Managing Director MobLab
Centre MobLab, Viale Officina 18, CH-6500 Bellinzona
T +41 91 866 22 22 /


Dates overview

To be defined




24 months. Each CAS is composed by approximately 132 hours in class, which accounts for 11 ECTS. For the MAS, at least 660 hours of lessons and approximately 300 hours for the Master Thesis.




Lectures are scheduled on Wednesday (4 hours online), Friday and Saturday (8 hours in-person classes).




At the “Officine FFS” in Bellinzona (5 minutes walking from the station).