Diploma Programme for Managers in Public Transport 2018-2019 (three modules: Barcelona, Tokyo, Stockholm)

Diploma Programme for Managers in Public Transport 2018-2019
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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.

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
  •     8 e-Learning sessions 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 sessions to complement your knowledge

8 e-learning sessions in the form of virtual classrooms are organised to complement each module: one introductory session before the first module and seven 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.

Combine this diploma programme with the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in 2019

The Course Graduation will take place on the Opening Day (Sunday 9th June) of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm. Participants will benefit from a special registration fee of €955,00 to attend the Summit which will take place right after the third module of the diploma programme.


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)


Discover the full programme by clicking on the training brochure.




Registration Deadline: 7 October 2018 - This training programme is fully booked. UITP is organising a new edition of this programme in 2019. The 2019 edition will take participants to Hong Kong, Lisbon and Brussels. Click here to find out more. 

Participation fees (3 modules + e-learning)

  UNTIL 25/07/2018 AFTER 25/07/2018
Member EUR 4,290 EUR 4,990
Non member - EUR 5,990

VAT not applicable for this programme with the following exceptions:

21% VAT charge will be applied for companies based in member countries of the EU that do not provide / or do not have a VAT number.
21% VAT charge will be applied to companies based in Belgium with or without VAT number.

Participation fees include: participation to three training modules and training instruction, e-learning sessions, on-site visits in each city, welcome reception in each city, meals and coffee breaks as mentioned in the programme, all training material.

To ensure a fruitful exchange, the number of trainees is limited to 30 persons. We accept maximum 2 persons per company. In case there are more persons of the same company interested, they will be put on the waiting list. Payment must be received at least 14 days after the registration, after this your seat may not be guaranteed anymore.

Cancellation policy

  • Any cancellation can be made free of charge but must be done in writing by 24 August.
  • For any cancellation received after 24 August, UITP will charge 100% of the applicable registration fee. Even in case of no show, the full amount will have to be paid.
  • You may nominate another person from the same organisation at any time without penalty but please communicate this in writing as well.

Combine this diploma programme with the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in 2019.

The Course Graduation will take place on the Opening Day (Sunday 9th June) of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm. Participants will benefit from a special registration fee of €955,00 to attend the Summit which will take place right after the third module of the diploma programme. Registration to the Summit will be done separately.


Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here.

Contact Person

For more information, please contact:

Adrien Moulin, Manager
Phone: +32-2-433 31 54
E Mail: adrien.moulin@uitp.org 


Practical information: 

Contact Person

Adrien Moulin
International Association of Public Transport - UITP
Rue Sainte-Marie, 6
B-1080 Brussels – Belgium
Phone: +32-2-433 31 54


The first module in Barcelona from 26-28 November 2018 is kindly hosted by FGC

The second module in Tokyo from 4 to 6 March 2019 is kindly hosted by East Japan Railway Company (JR East)

The third module in Stockholm from 7 to 9 June 2019 is kindly hosted by MTR