Are you interested in pursuing a career in Rail Industry? Michigan Tech is offering a Minor in Rail Transportation Engineering starting this Fall. This minor is targeted to Undergraduate and Graduate students with interests in rail transportation. The mix of discipline specific and multi-disciplinary class requirements for this minor provides students with the basic skills and background necessary to rapidly become effective specialists and leaders in the railroad industry. In addition to courses in rail transportation and engineering, students also learn logistics, management, leadership, and/or communications skills to meet the demands of rail industry careers. Railroads are looking for graduates with versatile skills, who can become effective engineers, managers and team leaders in various company positions, and understand the requirements placed by the industry on its professional staff. This minor assists students in preparing to meet those needs. Please scroll down for details!
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In order to earn the minor, students are required to complete a minimum of 19 credits from the courses listed. The flow chart below outlines the core and elective course requirements and lists all the available courses. Additional courses with a rail focus may be added as electives in the future. For a detailed list of available courses click here.
* An independent study, project, or a senior or enterprise design course with a railroad focus in the student’s major discipline, or a course in rail topics from another university may be substituted for one of the Railroad Focus courses with prior written approval by the Director, Rail Transportation Program.