Diploma Programme for Managers in Public Transport

The Diploma Programme for Managers in Public Transport is an expert-level yearlong course composed of three modules in three different countries. It includes additional online sessions (e-learning) organised between the classroom modules and an urban mobility lab.

Due to the high demand for this successful training, UITP is exceptionally organising an additional edition of the Diploma Programme for Managers in Public Transport in 2019. The 2019 edition will take participants to Hong Kong, Lisbon and Brussels. Registrations are open until 15 March. Click here to find out more. 

The 2018-2019 edition will take participants to Barcelona in November 2018, Tokyo in March 2019 and Stockholm in June 2019. Registrations for this training are now closed. Click here to find out more. 

Reach your objectives

  •     Broaden your knowledge and understanding of global mobility issues
  •     Gain an insight into the main challenges facing the sector
  •     Analyse and discuss the latest trends and developments in the sector with experienced public transport experts and professionals
  •     Develop your international network of professionals
  •     Facilitate exchange of experience with your peers

A top level methodology

  •     Expert trainers with extensive experience in public transport management and operations from different regions of the world
  •     3 Interactive classroom modules with sharing of theory and practice
  •     Dynamic workshops organised in small groups on practical case studies
  •     Local host sessions and site visits with focus on innovation in each city: presentations by local operators and authorities, discovery of network, visit of control rooms, depot and maintenance centres
  •     E-learning series with experts for each field
  •     Urban Mobility Lab: a group project on public transport and sustainable urban mobility to apply your learnings on a practical case study

Who is it for?

  •     High-potential managers with daily responsibilities in administration, operation or maintenance
  •     Professionals looking to have a broader and international insight into the sector or who are new in public transport
  •     Applicants are persons eager to learn from others and share their knowledge and experience
  •    Staff from public transport operatorsauthorities and the industry

E-Learning series to complement your knowledge

E-learning seriess in the form of virtual classrooms are organised to complement each module: one introductory session before the first module  and several additional virtual classroom sessions throughout the course (including pre-defined and customised topics).

These additional sessions allow to gain more knowledge and to ensure a closer link between participants and with UITP between the modules.

Each e-learning sesssion will be conducted by a different mobility expert who will address best practice cases and the most innovative topics matching the interests of participants.

Topics of the e-learning sessions can include:

  •     Best practice on Strategic Urban Mobility Planning
  •     Best practice on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) implementation
  •     Exploitation of data to increase efficiency
  •     Autonomous vehicles & connectivity:technology, regulation, impacts
  •     Mobility as a Service (MaaS): concept and practice
  •     Best practice on contract management, quality management & use of incentives
  •     Electric Buses
  •     Ride sourcing/TNC & transport on demand

Join our Urban Mobility Lab

The Urban Mobility Lab provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the key transport challenges and opportunities of a fictional city case. Composed of different stages throughout the course, it allows participants to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the transport problems of a city today
  • Develop in small groups a (mini) Urban Mobility Action Plan
  • Think through its implementation and the design of a service contract

This exercise requires from participants to reflect on the different transport policy approaches, consider the right stakeholder mix, identify concrete activities and anticipate results and feasibility.

Participants recommend this programme

A great opportunity to connect with peers on an international level, learn about the mobility characteristics of their cities and exchange knowledge with UITP experts in workshops and interactive tutorials.”
(Caroline Haseke, RATP Dev Transdev Asia - 2017-2018 edition)

“A very complete overview of what is existing and the future trends explained in a clear, simple, comprehensive & pragmatic way. Highlighting advantages and contra's for one mode or solution compared to its alternative(s).”
(Eric Vanderelst, MIVB-STIB - 2017-2018 edition)

“The course attracts participants with various expertise from different countries. This diversity and possibility to hear how things are done differently elsewhere is very inspiring.”
(Vojta Vlcek- Arriva - 2017-2018 edition)

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