Professional Education and Short Courses

All courses carry CEU credits and come with remote learning options that allow participants to learn at their convenience. Course and short-course topics include:

  • Railroad Safety and Derailment Prevention
  • Rail Problems and Maintenance/Grinding
  • CWR
  • Railroad Geotechnical Engineering
Railroad Training Modules (in collaboration with RTA)

In collaboration with the Railway Tie Association (RTA), these online railroad and transit training modules are packed full of critical information for those working in the railroad industry. The online format allows participants to learn at their own pace and earn PDHs for completion of each module. RTA members receive special pricing on these modules.

  • Railroad Crossties: Engineering & Design Issues
  • Timber Crosstie Degradation & Failure Modes
  • Railroad Load Environment and the Engineering of Crossties
  • Intro to the Function of Railroad Crossties for Non-railroad Professionals
  • Intro to Railroad & Transit Systems for Non-railroad Professionals – Part 1 & Part 2

Certificate Program

All core courses are available in an on-line format, allowing students to view the content as their weekly schedule permits. All homework and exams are also available to be taken and submitted online.

Required Core Courses:
Three courses, selected from the following

  • CIEG618 Railroad Engineering [course description]
  • CIEG617 Rail Safety and Derailment [course description]
  • CIEG614 Railroad Geotechnical Engineering [course description]
  • CIEG667 Project Engineering for Rail/Transit [course description: Provides an overview of project management and construction engineering skills required for rail and transit operations. Includes effective management strategies, cost estimation and cost control, planning and scheduling, value engineering, condition assessment and infrastructure asset management. ]

Credit Courses

Graduate Offerings

The University of Delaware continues to expand remote learning options. All degree courses for Railroad Engineering and Safety are available in remote learning format (UD Capture) and can be made available as an off-cycle option. Current graduate-level courses for credit include:

Undergraduate Offerings

Undergraduate students in Civil Engineering can take courses in railroad engineering. Current offerings include:

Need more information?

Interested in learning more about our professional opportunities and certificate program? Reach out to our Professional Engineering Outreach team at 302-831-8302 or Students enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs should contact their academic advisor to learn more about enrolling in our courses.