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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Dec 04, 2021
 
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Railway Engineering, Certificate


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Learning Outcomes Civil and Environmental Engineering  
Certificate Requirements College of Engineering and Computing  

Overview

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 rail technical elective courses and three (3) credit hours from a list of other elective courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify and describe the technical elements of a railway system including (but not limited to): (i) Track alignment, crossings, bridges, (ii) Train controls, signaling, communications, (iii) Traction power, freight, transit and passenger systems, and (iv) 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): (i) the movement and control of trains, (ii) the management of terminals, (iii) passenger and freight network management, (iv) the proper and optimal use of rail assets, (v) the business and operating environment of a railway, (vi) leadership, skill building and developing core competencies, (vii) the role and importance of safety and human factors in operating a railway and managing organizational performance and (viii) emergency planning, management and investigation.

Certificate Requirements (12 Hours)

Rail Technical Elective Courses (6 Hours)


Students shall take six (6) credit hours of rail elective courses.  Rail technical elective courses are: (i) any core course not applied as a core course; and (ii) any course from the following list:

Other Elective Courses (3 Hours)


Students shall take three (3) credit hours of other elective courses.  Other elective courses are: (i) any rail technical elective course not applied as a rail elective course; and (ii) any course from the following list:

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