|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|University website:||Mobility engineering: Railway technology|
Every day, freight trains, trucks, aeroplanes and ships transport enormous quantities of raw material and manufactured goods around the world, while billions of people travel for work and leisure in the same manner. Studying the Railway technology profile of this Master's programme will give you a solid foundation in railway mechanics, mechanical deterioration and asset management, helping steer the industry towards a new era.
Rail transport is the leading alternative for mass transit and bulk cargo on land. Rail transports can operate at over 300 kilometres per hour, with freight wagons carrying over 120 tonnes, putting enormous strain on railway components and infrastructure. Operations are increasing at a faster rate than current capacity, leading to ever more severe consequences from unplanned traffic disruptions.
Studying on this programme, you will focus on these aspects, and enjoy an education that reflects the world-leading research taking place at Chalmers in this area.
Railway technology research at Chalmers focuses mainly on logistics, construction and railway mechanics. The latter is carried out within a national centre of excellence, and concerns all aspects from the dynamic train-track interaction, to material deterioration, noise emissions and digitalisation of maintenance.
The programme as a whole addresses the critical industries of aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, marine technology, and railway technology, with the option to specialise in one in particular. Graduates from the Mobility engineering programme at Chalmers will be qualified to take up professional roles within research and development, design and simulation of processes, systems, and parts of automotive, railway, aerospace and maritime vehicles or other mechanical systems.
Both the holistic approach and the possibility for in-depth studies provided in the programme also offers a suitable background when aiming for a career or role within academic research, technical support, sales, manufacturing or management at different levels.
Apart from the specific entry requirements for the whole programme, students pursuing this profile will need to have prior knowledge in the strength of materials.