t.BA.VS.VR.19HS (Transportation Law) 
Module: Transportation Law
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Transportation Law
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Version: 1.0 start 01 February 2020

Short description

Transport law for traffic engineers provides an overview of the elementary legal bases in the field of transport and puts them into the context of current transport policy

Module coordinator

Stefan Dingerkus (dgks)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students know the basics of the legal system and especially of national and international traffic law F K1, K2
They understand the political processes of law formation F, SE K1, K2
They are able to understand both simple and more complex legal or political texts, to summarise, analyse and discuss them with others M, SO, SE K2, K3, K4
They can understand the function and procedure of opinion-forming in transport policy in Switzerland and internationally and are able to form their own opinion F, M. SE K2, K3, K4. K5

Module contents

Lectuter: Kurt Moll

Introduction to law

Methodology and operation
Basic terms
Fields of law
Legal sources
Interpretation, application and enforcement of the law
law and politics
Introduction to traffic law

What is traffic law?
The "traffic constitution" of Switzerland
The bilateral agreements
Legal basis of the modes and means of transport
Passenger and freight traffic
In-depth topics

Financing of transport (infrastructure and traffic)
Procurement right
Switzerland's relocation policy
The legal system of passenger transport in Switzerland
The commercial transport law of Switzerland (admission requirements, working and rest period regulations, general enforcement)
Automated driving (on roads and rail)
Excursus: About and other current developments in transport from a legal perspective

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Teaching materials

Script "Traffic Law" (updated annually; includes the presentations)
Exercise documents

Supplementary literature




Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 2a
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester presentation oral  20 min grades max, 20%
End-of-semester exam exam written 90 min grades max. 100 %



Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.
Course: Verkehrsrecht - Vorlesung
Verkehrsrecht - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.