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:
Mr. Stephen L. Dillen
Instructor in Electrical Engineering
Business and Engineering
Office: 216A Penn Building
AS Forest Technology, Williamsport Area CC
BS Electrical Engineering Technology, Penn State
ME Electrical Engineering, Penn State