t.BA.VS.IMMO.19HS (Intermodality and Multimodality) 
Module: Intermodality and Multimodality
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Intermodality and Multimodality
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Version: 2.0 start 01 February 2020

Short description

In future, the networking of means of transport in passenger and freight traffic will become much more important. The module gives an overview of the development paths and examines the topic of sharing using selected case studies.

Module coordinator

Sauter-Servaes, Thomas (saut)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students know the definitions, basics and essential implementation concepts in the field of inter- and multimodality. F K1, K2
The students know different sharing operating models and how to place different services in the market context. F K2
The students will be able to master the structure of an intermodal transport chain in freight and passenger transport and develop innovative solutions. F, M K3
The students can carry out a structured market analysis and summarize it in a market study. F, M, SO K4, K5, K6

Module contents

Basics of intermodality and multimodality in passenger transport
- Multimodal platforms & mobility service providers
- Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)
- Car sharing & Ridesharing
- Ridehailing & Ridepooling
- Basics of cycling
- Bikesharing
- Innovative cooperation models
Fundamentals of combined road and rail freight transport (unaccompanied combined transport, rolling road, container transport, rail-road/water/air combinations):
- Infrastructures and their conception, performance, processes: Terminals, port facilities, marshalling yards
- Transport chains, international traffic (technical obstacles, etc.)
- rolling stock, vessels
- strategic models (block trains, containerisation, interval slots, etc.)
- operational planning
- political guidelines

Teaching materials

set of slides

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 project written   grade 40 %
End-of-semester exam exam written 90 min grade 60 %



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: Intermodalität und Multimodalität - Vorlesung
Intermodalität und Multimodalität - Vorlesung


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