Railroad Engineering Online: Certificate
Railroad activity in the United States is flourishing, with expansion across the industry – in freight, passenger (inter-urban and commuter), transit and emerging high-speed rail. With increased activity comes the need for highly trained professionals to ensure operating safety, efficiency and cost-effective use of resources. Yet many of the most experienced engineers and supervisors are retiring, leaving a gap in knowledge, experience and capability. This certificate program can help fill that need, as indicated by a market research study conducted in 2013 by the Education Advisory Board, which noted that completion of several courses in railroad engineering adequately prepares students to compete for employment in the rail transportation industry. This graduate certificate is also designed for engineering professionals working in the area of railroad engineering or for those desiring to expand their knowledge of railroad engineering and related engineering disciplines, to thereby become viable candidates for advancement in the railroad industry.
The certificate program courses are all transferable into a graduate program in civil engineering or mechanical engineering.
The 2020-2021 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:
Railroad Engineering Certificate (Online): $1,143
2020-2021 DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: Railroad Engineering Certificate (Online)
PER CREDIT HR:
Delaware Resident: $1,143; U.S. Student: $1,143; International Student: $1,143
Applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term.
* International applicants are not eligible to obtain a U.S. student visa solely with an acceptance to a UD graduate certificate program. Certificates may be added by full-time matriculated graduate students.