Degree Programs

“The railroad is a strong and growing industry, one that is in demand of talented engineers and professionals to keep it moving forward. A master’s in railway engineering will be a rewarding and relevant degree that is certain to pay off in the professional world.” – M.S. candidate

BS/MS/PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Illinois offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs within the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a railway transportation focus.  RailTEC inspires and engages students by offering the most extensive curriculum in railway engineering and transportation in North America.

Master of Engineering in Railway Engineering

The Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a new Master of Engineering in Railway Engineering program. This non-thesis master’s degree can be earned in 3 semesters and includes several core classes taught by instructors from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. These will be delivered by instructors either online or in person. This degree helps address growth in the rail industry which has led to a substantial demand for a new generation of professionals educated in the principles of railway engineering. It provides a broad interdisciplinary education in railway engineering for a variety of professional career-track students. For more details on the program, click here. Click here for a list of students who have earned this degree.