A Research Platform for Singapore

Master Thesis / Internship (The Station of the Future for Public Transport)

Department:Design for Autonomous Mobility
Posted Date:7 December 2018
Closing Date:Open until filled (from February 2019)
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term (6 months)


TUMCREATE is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

TUMCREATE is made up of over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy.

More Information about TUMCREATE can be found by viewing our web pages at http://www.tum-create.edu.sg/ 


About This Position

TUMCREATE is developing a new road based transportation concept for Singapore – The Dynamic Autonomous Road Transit system (DART). The DART system is closely integrated with the MRT and the bus system and is based on autonomous vehicles. The goal of the research project is to ensure public transport service quality and to improve the travel experience for everyone.




The DAM team (Design for Autonomous Mobility) is therefore looking for a highly motivated student who will investigate existing and future station and stop designs. Goal of this thesis is to develop together with the team innovative concepts and ideas how bus stations and stops might work in the future.


Objectives & Tasks

  • Literature research on the state of the art for stops and stations of road based transportation systems
  • Comparison between transport systems with dedicated bus stops and systems with no defined stops from the users perspective
  • Developing visionary solutions not only for the design of stops and stations but for the entire service behind public transportation



  • Organised, independent and reliable working attitude
  • Meticulous documentation skills
  • Sophisticated visualisation skills (analogue & digital)
  • Verbal and written fluency in English
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Open mind-set and creativity
  • Being an ambitious design student undertaking a master’s degree


What We Offer

  • A great experience in a research institution with focus on public transportation in Singapore
  • Remuneration
  • A close network with both the industrial and academic research community
  • An international and multidisciplinary working environment



Niklas Forchhammer (niklas.forchhammer@tum-create.edu.sg)

How To Apply

Please send your complete application including cover letter, CV, university transcripts and degree certificates to Niklas Forchhammer (niklas.forchhammer@tum-create.edu.sg).


Thank you for your applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.