Research Areas:

  • Planning of the rail systems (high speed trains, intercity trains)
  • Urban planning of rail public transportation systems (metro, light rail and streetcar named streets)
  • Design and the construction of the railway systems (high-speed railway, intercity railways, urban railways (metro, light rail and streetcar named streets)
  • Construction and the maintenance of the infrastructure of the railway systems
  • The environmental impact of the railway systems and the external costs
  • Construction and the operational costs of the railway systems
  • Ground studies in the railway art structures. 

Graduation Requirements:

Graduation requirements of the Railway Systems Engineering Graduate Program is to complete a minimum of eight courses not less than a minimum of twenty-four credits along with a non-credit seminar course and the thesis work. Twelve of the twenty-four credits must be selected from mandatory courses. Six of these twelve must be selected from common mandatory courses whereas the other six must be selected from the three different option of the programme with the consensus of the advisor and the student. Additionally, a maximum of 50% of the elective courses (i.e. a maximum of 6 credits) taken from other programs within the ITU with the approval of the advisor. 


The mission of the Railway Systems Engineering Graduate Program is to train graduates and professionals competent in the railway and the freight transportation systems field, which is one of the key sectors of the industrialization and the social development.  


The Railway Systems Engineering Graduate Program has the following visions in academic life in ITU: 

  • Following the developments in the world’s railway systems engineering field and sustaining the quality of education at the highest level,
  • Public, private organizations and public rail systems engineering will give sustainable education and counseling about the activities will contribute to the advancement of the profession to be found in the professionals engaged in efforts to cultivate leading program,
  • Training the r&d professionals lacking in Turkey, in all disciplines related to the railway systems engineering.
  • Contributing to the advances in the Railway Systems Engineering, and training the qualified, competent academic staff in the way of conducting the required research, creating the infrastructure for the support and the maintenance.

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