Special Topics Courses
The Course Catalog does not offer details about the various Special Topics Courses covered. Below are recent descriptions for special topics courses offered through the Railway Engineering program. Please consult the schedule of classes for the most up-to-date descriptions of each course.
CEE 498HRP – High-Speed Rail Planning
Recent plans for development of High-Speed Rail (HSR) in North America require engineers to understand the engineering, as well as the planning, economics, construction, operation, maintenance, management and other principles of HSR, in order to successfully develop the system. This course provides an introduction to planning of an HSR passenger transport system. Students learn about steps involved in HSR planning and methodologies for station and route selection, capital cost estimation, operation and maintenance costs estimation, ridership forecasting, economic analysis, project implementation and financing. Real case studies will be used to illustrate the application of the methodologies learned and for homework.
CEE 498HRP is typically offered in the classroom or online every other fall semester. Please consult the schedule of classes for details.
CEE 598ATE – Advanced Track Engineering
Railroad track is the backbone of a railway network and a key element of the vehicle-track system. Its primary functions are to support and distribute train loads, guide rail vehicles and facilitate drainage. This course will examine the theory of track design; the practical application of track engineering principles; and technology advances in track evaluation, modeling and maintenance.
CEE 598 ATE is typically offered every other spring semester. Please consult the schedule of classes for details.
CEE 598RTD – Railway Terminal Design & Operations
In this course, students learn details of the design, operations planning, management and optimization of the terminal facilities required for the railway network to function as an efficient freight transportation system. Focus is on design of classification yards, intermodal facilities and bulk terminals, and how these facilities are organized into a network to provide different types of freight transportation service. Course includes a classification yard semester design project and field trip to observe a railway terminal facility.
CEE 598 RTD is typically offered every other fall semester. Please consult the schedule of classes for details.
KTH Core Courses
Courses delivered by KTH Faculty are offered online or in person during your international exchange experience.
CEE 498RVT (KTH SD2307) – Rail Vehicle Technology
This course describes the components of rail vehicles as well as their design to meet various demands, including railcar suspension and carbody tilting systems. Click here to read more on the KTH website.
CEE 498RVT is typically offered in the fall semester. Please consult the schedule of classes for details.
CEE 598RVD (KTH SD2313) – Rail Vehicle Dynamics
This course provides an understanding of the dynamic interaction between vehicle and track by describing superelevation and curve negotiation, vibration and ride comfort, hunting and conicity, wheel-rail contact, wheel and rail wear, and derailment safety. Click here to read more on the KTH website.
CEE 598RVD is typically offered in the spring semester. Please consult the schedule of classes for details.
CEE 598ET (KTH EJ2400) – Electric Traction
An introduction to electric railway traction including traction mechanics, rail systems, electrical drives, and power supplies. Click here to read more on the KTH website.
CEE 598ET is typically offered in the spring semester. Please consult the schedule of classes for details.
CEE 498TMS (KTH AK2036) – Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications
The aim of the course is to provide a deeper understanding of the methodological and underlying philosophical issues that arise in science and inspire to reflection on such issues within the student’s own area of study. Click here to read more on the KTH Website.
Please consult the schedule of classes for details.