Masters of Engineering in Railway Engineering

Become a leader in Railway Engineering!



Railway transport is experiencing a worldwide renaissance. Rail traffic has been growing worldwide for decades. Passenger rail transport is widely viewed as a safe, economic, and environmentally sustainable means of providing rapid urban, regional, and intercity passenger service. High-efficiency rail freight transport has experienced similar growth, especially in North America where it is more than three times more energy efficient than highway transport. This growth has led to a substantial demand for a new generation of professionals educated in the principles of railway engineering.

The University of Illinois’ RailTEC has partnered with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, to offer an innovative degree that covers all aspects of rail engineering with an international perspective. This degree is housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Master of Engineering in Engineering with Concentration in Railway Engineering provides a broad interdisciplinary education in railway engineering for a variety of professional career-track students.

Program Highlights:

  • Earn a Professional Master’s Degree (non-thesis) in 3 semesters.
  • 36 credit hour program – see degree requirements for more information.
  • Gain valuable global experience with an international exchange semester at KTH.
  • Choose electives in your area of interest from a wide array of courses.
  • Prepare for leadership in your career by applying breadth and depth of knowledge in this area.