Online Certificate and Degree Programs

The UIUC Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering currently offers many courses through its CEE Online Program. All online students receive access to recorded on-campus lectures and follow the class syllabus, including the same assignments, exams, and projects as on-campus students. This is perfect for busy railroad professionals who wish to further their knowledge in a subject area but do not have the time to travel to campus and require the flexibility to view lecture material when their work schedule allows.
Online students may enroll in single classes as a non-degree student, pursue a Railroad Certificate or enroll as a full online MS degree candidate.

Non-Degree Student

If you do not intend to earn a degree, but only wish to take a course or two then you may register as a non-degree student. Course enrollment requires the approval of the department and the college of enrollment at the beginning of each semester. Non-degree students may transfer up to 12 credit hours of coursework into a MS degree program if they wish to pursue an advanced degree at a later date. Start by submitting a non-degree application.
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Online Railroad Certificate

The Railroad Certificate Program allows online students to receive a certificate in a specialized area within civil and environmental engineering. The Railroad Certificate requires students to complete three or four specialized railroad courses for 12 credit hours. Courses cannot be applied to more than one certificate, and students must earn a B- or higher in each course. After completing the certificate, students may transfer the 12 credit hours into a full online MS degree program if they wish to further pursue their advanced studies.
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Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering

An M.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a specialty in railway transportation can be earned through completion of 36 hours of online course credit. A thesis is not required.

More information on the online program and admissions requirements can be found at or contact:
General program questions:
Phone: (217) 333-3921
Meg C. Griffin, PE
Coordinator of Online and Blended Programs :

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