Railway Engineering, Certificate
All programs of study must be approved by the student’s academic advisor and the director of the Graduate Certificate in Railway Engineering.
- Students will identify and describe the technical elements of a railway system including (but not limited to):
- Track alignment, crossings, bridges,
- Train controls, signaling, communications,
- Traction power, freight, transit and passenger systems, and
- methods of ensuring safe operation.
- Students will demonstrate the necessary skills to organize and present rail related project results in written and oral form.
- Students will apply appropriate engineering principles, solution methods and knowledge gained from engineering curriculum to accomplish a design at standards consistent with the railway industry practice.
- Students will describe the over-arching principles of rail operations including (but not limited to):
- the movement and control of trains,
- the management of terminals,
- passenger and freight network management,
- the proper and optimal use of rail assets,
- the business and operating environment of a railway,
- leadership, skill building and developing core competencies,
- the role and importance of safety and human factors in operating a railway and managing organizational performance and
- emergency planning, management and investigation.
Certificate Requirements (12 Hours)
The Graduate Certificate in Railway Engineering consists of a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours of core and elective courses. Students shall take three (3) credit hours from a list of core courses, six (6) credit hours from a list of Railway Engineering technical elective courses, and three (3) credit hours from a list of other elective courses. Students can take up to three ECIV 790 courses with a Railway Engineering focus for a maximum of nine (9) credit hours, and up to two ECIV 797 courses with a Railway Engineering focus for a maximum of six (6) credit hours.
Core Course (3 Hours)
|ECIV 580||Railway Engineering I||3|
|or ECIV 582||Operation and Logistics of Railway Systems|
|Total Credit Hours||3|
Railway Engineering Technical Elective Courses (6 Hours)
Students shall take six (6) credit hours of Railway Engineering technical elective courses. Elective courses are: (i) any core course not applied as a core course; and (ii) any course from the following list:
|ECIV 588||Design of Railway Bridges and Structures||3|
|ECIV 784||Dynamic Analysis of Railway Systems||3|
|ECIV 789||Design Project in Railway Engineering||4|
|ECIV 790||Selected Topics in Civil Engineering||3|
|ECIV 797||Research in Civil Engineering||3|
Other Elective Courses (3 Hours)
Students shall take three (3) credit hours of other elective courses. Other elective courses are: (i) any Railway Engineering elective course not applied as a Railway Engineering elective course; and (ii) any course from the following list:
|ECIV 705||Deterministic Civil and Environmental Systems Engineering||3|
|ECIV 707||Management of Engineering Projects||3|
|ECIV 708||Engineering Risk and Reliability||3|
|MGMT 718||Management of Human Resources||3|