Railway Transportation Master Program, Raylı Sistem Mühendisliği Programı
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Mission Vision


The mission of the Graduate Program of Railway Systems Engineering  is to raise graduates who are competent and expert in order to help the development of science and passenger and freight transportation by railway systems, which is one of the key sectors for development and industrialization, in the country.


ITU Railway Engineering System Graduate Program takes place in the academic life of ITU with the following vision

  • Keeping the quality of education at the highest possible level, while continuously following the latest developments on railway systems engineering,
  • Being a leading program on railway systems, by raising experts who will help the development of the profession, will be able to make consultancies and to give sustainable education on railway systems engineering to  public and private organizations,
  • Meet the the need for qualified R&D personnel in Turkey in all disciplines related with railway systems engineering,
  • Being a leader in raising, supporting and sustaining academic staff that will contribute to the advancement of science and make publications, and building  the necessary research infrastructure.



Educational Objectives

Students that finish ITU Railway Systems Engineering Graduate Program

  • gain the habit and ability to follow the state of the art developments in railway systems engineering,
  • learn the fundamentals necessary to apply and develop basic knowledge, concepts and new technologies they have attained in R&D activities,
  • obtain the necessary foundation to be able to develop research and make publications that will contribute to the advancement of the science in railway systems engineering,

and successfully graduate upon specialization on a topic in Railway Systems Engineering.



Program Outcomes:

  1. Developing and intensifying knowledge in railway systems engineering, based upon the competency in the undergraduate level (sufficient knowledge) (knowledge).
  2. Grasping the inter-disciplinary interaction related to railway systems engineering (knowledge).
  3. The ability to use the expert-level theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in railway systems engineering (skill).
  4. Interpreting and forming new types of knowledge by combining the knowledge from railway systems engineering and the knowledge from various other disciplines (skill).
  5. Solving the problems faced in railway systems engineering by making use of the research methods (skill).
  6. The ability to carry out a specialist study related to railway systems engineering independently (competence to work independently and take responsibility).
  7. Developing new strategic approaches to solve the unforeseen and complex problems arising in the practical processes of railway systems engineering and coming up with solutions while taking responsibility (competence to work independently and take responsibility).
  8. Fulfilling the leader role in the environments where solutions are sought for the problems related to railway systems engineering (competence to work independently and take responsibility).
  9. Assessing the specialist knowledge and skill gained through the study with a critical view and directing one’s own learning process (learning competence).
  10. Systematically transferring the current developments in railway systems engineering and one’s own work to other groups in and out of the area; in written, oral and visual forms (communication and social competency).
  11. Ability to see and develop social relationships and the norms directing these relationships with a critical look and the ability to take action to change these when necessary. (communication and social competency).
  12. Proficiency in a foreign language –at least European Language Portfolio B2 Level- and establishing written and oral communication with that language (communication and social competency).
  13. Using the computer software together with the information and communication Technologies efficiently and according to the needs of railway systems engineering (communication and social competency).
  14. Paying regard to social, scientific, cultural and ethical values during the collecting, interpreting, practicing and announcing processes of railway systems engineering related data and the ability to teach these values to others (area specific competency).
  15. Developing strategy, policy and application plans concerning the subjects related to railway systems engineering and the ability to evaluate the end results of these plans within the frame of quality processes (area specific competency).
  16. Using the knowledge and the skills for problem solving and/or application (which are processed within railway systems engineering) in inter-disciplinary studies (area specific competency).
  17. The ability to present one’s own work within the international environments orally, visually and in written forms (area specific competency).