Railway Transportation Master Program, Raylı Sistem Mühendisliği Programı
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Railway system related works started at 1795 in Istanbul Technical University (Mühendishane-i Berr-i Hümâyûn) with a department named Demiryolları Kürsüsü (Railway Board). After that, the conventional railways lived a golden era with the establishment of the young Republic of Turkey. Nowadays, there is a considerable increase in investments on high speed railways in Turkey. There also exist lots of investments on metro, light metro, and street tramway projects in İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir and also other major cities in Turkey. All these investments in turn means that the demand for good Railway Engineers will increase. Considering all these raised demands and the request from TCDD (Turkish State Railways) the Railway Systems Engineering Master Program is decided to be established by ITU. By the confirmation of YÖK (Council of Higher Education) at 2013, the program has started to accept students since the 2014-2015 academic fall term.

Considering the huge amount of money allocated to railway investments, education is becoming more important. So, ITU Railway Systems Engineering Master Program nationally and internationally aims to educate people who are going to work for public or private companies in the railway sector to fit the requirements of Turkey and Europe. The program is supported by several departments including Civil Engineering Department, Mechanical Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Department and Control Engineering Department. As a result, the students have a strong consultancy support from various disciplines and they are encouraged to work in both national and international projects.