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

email: meng-railway@illinois.edu


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.


Admission Requirements

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.

Financial Aid

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

degrees:

Civil Engineering, MS

optional concentrations:

Computational Science and Engineering

Civil Engineering, PhD

optional concentrations:

Computational Science and Engineering

Environmental Engineering in Civil Engineering, MS

optional concentrations:

Computational Science and Engineering

Environmental Engineering in Civil Engineering, PhD

optional concentrations:

Computational Science and Engineering


joint programs:

Civil Engineering, MS & Architecture, MARCH, (Construction Management or Structures)

Civil Engineering, MS & Urban Planning, MS


Opportunity also exists for specializing in energy and sustainability engineering via the

Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) Graduate Certificate Option


for the Master of Engineering in Engineering Railway Engineering Concentration


For additional details and requirements, please refer to the concentration's website and the Graduate College Handbook.

Concentration Requirements

Core Courses from Illinois6
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 KTH12
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 Illinois14
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 list4
Total Hours36

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