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Railway Engineering, Certificate

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

The rail industry is growing and needs technically trained engineers. Graduate with a certificate in railway engineering and join the growth and modernization of the railroad industry.

Columbia may be known for its trains, but the United States as a whole has the longest railway network in the world. This certificate teaches the technical skills to be successful in the rail industry and how to be prime candidates for positions in technical railway engineering fields.

Program Highlights

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    Exceptional Program

    Take a program that is nearly exclusive as one of a few offered in the United States.

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    Foundational Courses

    Learn all there is to know about railway systems, how they operate and their associated logistics.

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    In-Demand Skills

    Design efficient trains and other transportation through our railway engineering course.

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    Research Opportunities

    Conduct research in our structures lab to test soil, ballast, bridge components and more.

What You’ll Study

Railway engineering courses include railway infrastructure planning and design, railway operations and logistics, design of railroad bridges and other structures, dynamics of railway systems and a designed rail project. The program is offered online, allowing traditional students and working professionals from around the country to enroll.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments


    Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

  • Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    Organizational Skills

    Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Railway Engineer
  • Railway Track Designer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer

Workplace Settings

  • Transportation
  • Government

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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