Spring 2020: WANNA BE A HIGHWAY/RAILWAY ENGINEER

CEE 3490 (Intro to Rail Transportation (1 cr) 

Prereq for CEE 4404—RAILROAD ENGINEERING (offered Fall semesters)

Instructor: Dr. Pasi Lautala

FIRST STEP TOWARD THE ONLY MINOR IN RAIL TRANSPORTATION IN THE U.S.

ELEVATE YOUR RESUME WITH UNDERSTANDING OF RAIL TRANSPORTATION. SKILLS LOOKED AFTER BY:
• FREIGHT/PASSENGER RAILROADS
• STATE DOTS
• ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS
• MANUFACTURERS

Introduction to topics related to rail transportation and industry. Overview of North American passenger and freight railroads in the past and today, system components (railroad track, rolling stock, and signals/communications), organizations, careers and safety, and technology and sustainability.

“I encourage anyone looking for “something different” to look into a railroad career. It is a thriving industry, and many opportunities exist in all different career paths all around the country,” – Amanda DeCesare, Michigan Tech Alum, Project Manager – Public Projects, CSX Transportation

CEE 4407/5417 (Transportation Design (4 cr)

Instructor: Dr. Pasi Lautala

LEARN THE CORE PRINCIPLES OF HIGHWAY/RAILWAY DESIGN

CREATE YOUR OWN GEOMETRIES & COST ESTIMATES

LEARN STANDARD INDUSTRY TOOLS (MICROSTATION AND GEOPAK)

LEARN HOW TO USE STATE DOT/INDUSTRY STANDARDS

Introduction to computer aided geometric design of highways and railways.  Covers design principles and use of standards for horizontal and vertical alignments and cross sections, including road intersections, railway turnouts and grade crossings. Students develop engineering drawings and related cost estimates for road/rail project


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