Study program Automobile Transport Riga Technical University

Professional Master studies

Master studies in professional program Automotive Engineering is provided in Latvian only.

Master study program is offered to:

  • graduates of RTU professional bachelor study program "Automotive Engineering" and to graduates of other transport professional study programs - the length of studies is 1.5 years. The studies strengthen engineering knowledge and provide with research skills. Professional master degree is awarded.
  • graduates of RTU academic bachelor study program "Automotive Engineering" (program active before 2008) and to graduates of other transport academic study programs - the length of studies is 2.5 years. Engineering qualification and professional master degree are awarded.
  • graduates of engineering or business professional bachelor study programs and to graduates with engineering qualification - the length of studies is 1.75 years. For these students specialization in road haulage is provided by elective study courses. Professional master degree is awarded.

Program codes in RTU register:
RMGU0 - after professional bachelor study programs
RMGUC - after other engineering or business professional study programs
RMGUB - after academic bachelor study programs


The study program includes:

Specialty courses - 7 credit points (CP) each. 21 CP have to be selected from these or other specialty advanced courses:

Other elective specialty courses:

Compulsory study courses:

Other elective study courses:

  • one from Pedagogy or Psychology courses (Pedagogy, Psychology, Communication Psychology) - required by RTU, taking into account that graduates are encouraged to enter doctoral programs and to become university academics
  • one of language courses - included in the study program by suggestions of graduates
  • some study courses from professional bachelor program "Automobile Transport" - if study length is above 1.5 years

Practical placement 6 weeks (32 weeks if no practical placement has been in academic bachelor program) - mandatory for all professional programs

Master Thesis - research work 20 ... 26 CP