Digital Twins - Model, Analyze & Decide

Digital Twins- Model, Analyze & Decide


“Smart City” is on everyone’s lips. Under real circumstances, the term describes one thing in particular: the acquisition of a large number of real-time data of the environment by sensors and their availability for IoT solutions. However, this combination alone is not so “intelligent” that it leads to the solution of urgent urban challenges.

Rather, digital models of buildings, streets and entire city quarters are indispensable in order to use captured data sensibly for analysis and forecasting. Results are visualized in the models and offer intuitive support for decisions to improve mobility flows, the development of new construction sites or the implementation of safety concepts.

In its unique cross-thematic and cross-faculty approach, this certificate program combines the areas of Digital Building (BIM) and Digital City Modeling (CityGML) with innovative analysis and simulation methods for the design of “smart” urban spaces with quality of life.

Aim of this course

This interdisciplinary certificate program combines established solutions from various disciplines (BIM, GIS, simulation) to interactive digital city models as a basis for decisions for sustainable growth, planning security concepts and improving the quality of life.

  • Introduction to innovative methods from the fields of urban planning, architecture, geoinformation and engineering technology.
  • Evaluation of possibilities of digital networking and emerging new business models
  • Getting to know digital analysis methods that span a wide range of topics and scales
  • Development of individual solution strategies for complex urban issues
Please note this program is taught in German.



Location Munich


  • Program Digital City - Modeling, Analyzing & Deciding
    for urban planning, construction and smart applications
  • Target group - Executives and project managers of urban planning, engineering and architecture firms
    - Business area developers and coordinators for Smart-City solutions
    - Employees responsible for planning at local authorities
    - Experts from the fields of surveying and geoinformation

    Participants should have at least 2 years relevant work experience and ideally a university degree.
  • Duration 5 days, 2 Modules
  • Course Dates TBA
  • Location TU Munich, TUM School of Management
  • Lecturers, among others Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas H. Kolbe, TUM
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzold, TUM
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Borrmann, TUM
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Stilla, TUM
    Dr.-Ing. Stefan Trometer, virtualcitySYSTEMS
  • Tuition Fee € 3.750,- (10% discount for customers of CADFEM, VCS and members of the Leonhard Obermeyer Center)

Structure & Lecturers

Module 1: 

  • Smart Cities
  • Digital urban twin
  • Smart Data Infrastructure
  • Digital city and building planning
  • BIM Basics
  • BIM collaboration
  • Overall planning integration
  • Innovation management
  • 3D city modelling
  • CityGML Basics
  • Object recognition & model reconstruction

Modul 2: 

  • Analyses and Simulation in the Digital City
  • Application examples
  • Urban Mobility
  • Big Picture of the Digital City
  • Numerical Simulation in the Context of the Digital City
  • Assessment: Presentation on innovations in the context of “Digital City
  • Change Management
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Borrmann, Chair of Computational Modeling and Simulation, TUM
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzold, Architectural Informatics, TUM
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Stilla, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas H. Kolbe, Chair of Geoinformatics, TUM
  • Dr.-Ing. Stefan Trometer. virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH, a member of CADFEM Group
  • Dipl.-Ing. Frank Hümmer, Comission for Digitization, Broadband and Measurement Schwabach
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang A. Wall, Institute for Computational Mechanics, TUM
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Silja Hoffmann, Bundeswehr University Munich

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Popp, Bundeswehr University Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer, University Regensburg

  • Angelika Obermeyer, First Mayoress Grafing

  • Jarmo Suomisto, City of Helsinki

  • Klaus Illigmann, City of Munich

  • Markus Hochmuth, Obermeyer Planen und Beraten


The program was developed in cooperation with the Leonhard Obermeyer Center of TUM, CADFEM, virtualcitySYSTEMS, DGNB Akademie and Bayerische Architektenkammer.


To apply for this German language program, please visit our

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