Program Objectives

The general objective of this graduate program is to provide students with the intellectual depth, breadth, and appropriate training necessary to pursue productive careers in railway engineering (traction and train control). The program provides an opportunity for students to study advanced theory and practice in train control, electrification system and railway safety. This will allow students to develop skills and ability of solving practical railway problems that may arise. Field-based learning approach will add an extra value for the students to identify and solve real world railway engineering problems through advanced research. Hence, advanced materials are presented in the form of course work and research to develop the students’ better understanding of, and greater skill in solving railway related problems.

The ranges of courses offered are expected to meet the needs of students and demand of the railway sector. The thesis and an independent project are expected to provide students with an opportunity of conducting an in depth study in the particular subject, thus strengthening the special skills of the candidate. Specific objectives of this graduate program are:

  1. Provide advanced courses of study that include mathematical theory of railway electrical systems; system performance, analysis and design principles, and the study of new equipment and their technologies.
  2. Graduates from the program will have to demonstrate critical competencies in Railway Engineering by providing the basic knowledge in train control, railway safety and railway electrification aspect of the railway systems.
  3. Graduates are expected to be proficient in the mentioned specific areas of Railway Engineering and be able to quickly adopt a new system, manage interfaces with other disciplines, handle network and traffic studies, operation and maintenance, technology assessment, systems design, and construction supervision of the railway sector and also testing.
  4. Stimulate research to be undertaken by both students and faculty and thereby help buildup research capabilities and experience within ARERI.
  5. Train skilled manpower for the newly established universities in different parts of the country and prepare them for advanced study.

Course Schedule

Semester I (M.Sc. and M.Eng.)

Crs. Code Crs. Title ECTS Cr. Lec. T /L
REGM-6001 Mathematical Foundations in Engineering 7 3 3 3
REGM-6211 Rolling Stock Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 7 3 3 3
REGM-6215 Telecommunication Systems and Networks for Railways 7 3 3 3
REGM-6008 Rail Motive Power 7 3 3 3
REGM-6004 Railway Transport Planning and Operations Management 7 3 3 3
Total 35 15 15 15

Semester II (M.Sc. and M.Eng.)

Crs. Code Crs. Title ECTS Cr. Lec. T /L
REGM-6212 Traction Power and Overhead Contact Systems Design 7 3 3 3
REGM-6216 Railway Control System and Automation 7 3 3 3
REGM-6214 Railway Signaling and Interlocking 7 3 3 3
REGM-6006 Professional Practice
REGM-XXXX Elective 7 3 3
REGM-XXXX Elective 7 3 3
Total 35 15 15 9

Summer Session or Inter Semester Break or During Thesis Semester (M.Sc.)

Crs. Code Crs. Title ECTS Cr. Lec. T /L
REGM-7001 Research Methods and Seminar 7 3 3
Total 7 3 3  

Semester III (M.Sc. Program)

Crs. Code Crs. Title ECTS Cr. Lec. T /L
REGM-7002 MSc. Thesis 30 15

Semester III (M.Eng. Program)

Crs. Code Crs. Title ECTS Cr. Lec. T /L
REGM-7003 Project Seminar 10 5
REGM-XXXX Elective 7 3 3
REGM-XXXX Elective 7 3 3
Total 24 11 6