Engineering: Railway Engineering, MEng
for the Master of Engineering in Engineering, Railway Engineering Concentration
head of department: Benito J Marinas
director of graduate studies: Jeffery R Roesler
overview of admissions & requirements: https://railwaymeng.engineering.illinois.edu/admissions/
overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply
department website: https://cee.illinois.edu/
program website: https://railwaymeng.engineering.illinois.edu/
department faculty: https://cee.illinois.edu/directory/faculty
college website: https://grainger.illinois.edu/
contact: Meg C Griffin
address: 1108 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab, 205 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
phone: (217) 333-3921
The MEng in Engineering, Railway Engineering Concentration is a professionally-oriented degree program for students whose primary intent is a career in industry or government. This degree differs from the Master of Science degree in that it is a terminal degree and not a pathway to a doctoral program. Other concentrations under the MEng in Engineering major include Aerospace Systems Engineering, Energy Systems, and Plasma Engineering.
This program is a collaborative effort between the Rail Transportation of Engineering Center (RailTEC) and the Railway Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering accepts applications for admission to the graduate program for both fall and spring semesters.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's or master’s degree in engineering or related fields equivalent to those granted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 (A = 4.00). The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.
Full details of admission requirements are on the Railway Engineering Concentration website.
All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit TOEFL or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores as evidence of English proficiency. Minimum admission requirements are set by the Graduate College.
Students in concentrations under the MEng in Engineering major are not eligible for Board of Trustees (BOT) tuition-waiver generating assistantships at the University of Illinois.
Other Graduate Programs in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering, MS & Architecture, MARCH, (Construction Management or Structures)
Opportunity also exists for specializing in energy and sustainability engineering via the
for the Master of Engineering in Engineering Railway Engineering Concentration
|Core Courses from Illinois||6|
|Railroad Track Engineering|
|High-Speed Rail Engineering|
Alternate Illinois course from approved list for students who have completed one or both of the required courses in previous degree
|Core Courses from KTH||12|
|Special Topics (RTV, KTH SD2307, Rail Vehicle Technology)|
|Special Topics (TMS, KTH AK2036, Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications)|
|Special Topics (ET, KTH EJ2400, Electric Traction)|
|Special Topics (RVD, KTH SD2313, Rail Vehicle Dynamics)|
|Elective Courses from Illinois||14|
Railway Elective Courses from Approved List A, minimum 6 hours
Engineering Elective Courses from Approved List B, minimum 6 hours
|Professional Development courses from approved list||4|
Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap)
|Minimum of 20 credit hours must be taken at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus|
|Minimum of 12 500-level credit hours in the concentration with at least 8 credit hours in the core concentration|
|No courses used to filfill any degree requirement may be taken using the Credit/No Credit option.|
|Minimum program GPA||3.0|