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Railway Engineering

Department of Railway Engineering

Railway transport is experiencing a worldwide renaissance. It has substantial economic benefits, energy efficiency, and environmental and safety benefits. Rail is widely viewed as a vital component of the integrated transportation system for sustainable societies of the future.
Kermanshah as the western province of Iran, due to its the population concentration, oil and refinery centers, and being the border of Iraq and Turkey, urban and intercity rail projects have been put into operation or under construction. Therefore there is substantial demand for engineers with integrated knowledge of railway subsystems (infrastructure, vehicles and traffic control) who understand how to maximize performance of the whole system. Kermanshah University of Science and Technology has the mission as the only western university in the country to train the specialist in this field.
The department of Railway Engineering officially started its activities in 2015 and it is now offering its courses to about 145 postgraduate students.

Degree Programs

  • ●  BSc - Railway Transportation Engineering
Bachelor’s students in Railway Transportation Engineering need to pass 142  credits during the four-year program.  Here is the categorization of the credits:







Technical Mandatory


Technical Elective


Apprenticeship (272 hr.)

Apprenticeship1 and Apprenticeship2 zero credit

Total Credit



Skills and Capabilities of the Graduates

  • ●  Optimization Problems
  • ●  Rail Transportation Planning
  • ●  Railway Operations Management
  • ●  Transportation demand analysis
  • ●  Analysis of Railway Capacity
  • ●  Transportation Safety
  • ●  Economical and technical aspects of railway route location

Research Fields 

  • ●  Planning Problems in Rail Transportation such as Railroad Blocking, Train Makeup and Routing, Train Scheduling, Crew Scheduling
  • ●  Network Flows, Multi commodity Flow, Network Design Problems
  • ●  Information Technology and Information System Management
  • ●  Risk Analysis and Safety Management
  • ●  Logistics and Supply Chain Management