What is Railway Engineering
Railway Engineering is a specialist field in Transportation and Civil Engineering. Railways are incredibly complex and expensive systems which are exclusively designed for the efficient passage of trains to transport people, freight and equipment. The incredibly advanced trains which use these rail networks are expensive vehicles and so a Railway Engineer is faced with different challenges to a Highway Engineer.
Depending on the role sought within the Railway Engineering discipline, an Engineer could be expected to be involved in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of trains and rail systems (monitoring and controlling the rail network and the trains).
Railway Engineers possess mechanical design skills and knowledge of propulsion systems that allows them to design train vessels. Railway Engineers are frequently on site, either supervising the rail system or in a ‘hands on’ capacity.