Rail Transportation Engineering - Penn State Altoona

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Shelby Stigers, '15

  • Rail Transportation Engineering major
  • Sidman, PA

"Being part of the RTE program is one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’ve had the opportunity to conduct research, present my paper at a conference in Colorado, have it published, and meet leaders in the industry. The future looks very promising for me and my fellow RTE grads."

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Rail Transportation Engineering

Penn State Altoona is now offering the nation’s first and only Bachelor’s of Science in Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE). In this program, students gain the in-depth engineering and mathematics education required to meet the challenges facing today’s railroad industry. With cutting-edge training in civil infrastructure, signaling, mechanical design/maintenance, and railway operations, RTE graduates are poised to become the leaders of tomorrow’s railroads. With a worldwide resurgence in rail transportation over the last several decades, there is now a great need to train and educate the next generation of railroad engineering professionals. Graduates can expect to work in management and/or engineering roles in either the private or public sector. Countless rail industry companies and organizations are seeking trained engineering professionals, including: Class I railroad companies, shortline railroads, engineering consulting firms, railway suppliers, federal agencies, and various research institutions.

The RTE program is intended for the serious engineering-minded student interested in leading tomorrow’s railroads!


For more information:

Stephen Dillen

Mr. Stephen L. Dillen

Instructor in Electrical Engineering
Business and Engineering

Office: 103F Sheetz Family Health Center
Phone: 814-940-3331
Email: @psu.edu

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