Rail Transportation Engineering - Penn State Altoona

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Recommended Academic Plan

First Year

Semester 1 Plan for Rail Transportation Engineering
Semester 1Credits
MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus I4
ECON 102 or 104 (GS)3
CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles3
CHEM 111 Experimental Chemistry I Lab1
EDSGN 100 Engineering Design & Graphics3
GS/GH/GA3
Total Credits17
Semester 2 Plan for Rail Transportation Engineering
Semester 2Credits
MATH 141 (GQ) Calculus II4
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech3
PHYS 211 (GN) Mechanics4
ENGL 015 or 030 (GWS) Rhetoric and Comp3
GS/GH/GA3
Total Credits17

Second Year

Semester 3 Plan for Rail Transportation Engineering
Semester 3Credits
MATH 251 Ordinary & Partial Differential Equatns4
PHYS 212 (GN) Electricity & Magnetism4
E MCH 211 Statics3
GEOSC 001 Physical Geography3
GS/GH/GA3
Total Credits17
Semester 4 Plan for Rail Transportation Engineering
Semester 4Credits
MATH 220 Matrices2
CMPSC 201 Programming for Engineers3
E MCH 212 Dynamics3
E MCH 213 Strength of Materials3
GHA Gen Ed Health & Physical Activity3
ENGL 202C Technical Writing3
Total Credits17

Third Year

Semester 5 Plan for Rail Transportation Engineering
Semester 5Credits
C E 310 Surveying3
RTE 301 RR Ind Overview & Econ Regulation3
RTE 303 Rail Operations & Safety3
RTE 305 RR Communication & Signals3
STAT 401 Experimental Methods3
Total Credits15
Semester 6 Plan for Rail Transportation Engineering
Semester 6Credits
C E 335 Soil Mechanics3
C E 360 Fluid Mechanics3
RTE 402 RR Operations Practicum3
RTE 302 RR Track Location, Const, & Maint3
C E 336 Materials3
C E 337 Materials Lab1
Total Credits16

Fourth Year

Semester 7 Plan for Rail Transportation Engineering
Semester 7Credits
C E 333W Construction Management3
C E 340 Structural Analysis3
C E 332 Prof, Econ, & Const Proj Delivery3
RTE 403 RR Track Practicum3
RTE 404 RR Mechanical Practicum3
RTE 497 Senior Project Prep1
Total Credits16
Semester 8 Plan for Rail Transportation Engineering
Semester 8Credits
ACCTG 211 Finanical & Managerial Accounting4
Technical Elective - See list3
GS/GH/GA3
RTE 406 RR Capstone Project4
GS/GH/GA3
Total Credits17

Bold type indicates courses requiring a grade of C or higher.

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University's Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.


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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