Master of Science in Railway Engineering

Master of Science in Railway Engineering

About the program

This programme aims to develop understanding of the rail transportation design, operation and maintenance. Furthermore, the programme will prepare graduates with knowledge, problem solving skills and experiences to enter into the respective careers in any rail transportation industries. The rapid growth of transportation industry in Malaysia and globally have created huge demand for rail transportation managers, technologist, engineers, researchers and academicians.

  • Expert and competent in providing solutions and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in Railway Engineering field
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership through effective communication, good social skills and practice continuous self-development.
  • Performs responsibility in professional and ethical manners for the betterment of organisation, community, society and nation.
  • Engineering
  • Railway Operation Management
  • Technical and Production Engineer
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Executives (Rolling stock, Signaling Operations, Technical)
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Permanent Way
  • Design Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Academician\Research Officer (R&D)

DELIVERY MODE : Part Time OR Blended(Online & Physical)

DURATION OF STUDY : 4 Semesters (2 years)

INTAKE : March & October


  • March – 14 weeks*
  • October – 14 weeks*

*inclusive of exam period

  1. Applicant must have a Bachelor Degree with Honours from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) or any other higher learning institution recognised by the Senate with cumulative grade points average (CGPA) as follows:
    • Research Programme : 2.75;
    • Mixed Mode Programme : 2.75;
    • Coursework Programme : 2.50.
  2. Application from applicant who possess a Bachelor Degree

    or equivalent not meeting the minimum CPA can be accepted subjected to minimum years of working experience in related field.

  3. Applicants with APEL-T7 qualification (Applicable for Malaysian Citizen Only) can be accepted subjected to application to the postgraduate programme as listed below:

    [limited to coursework and mixed mode programme only]

    • Business
    • Performing Arts
    • Information Technology
    • Education
    • Management
    • Science
    • Occupational Safety and Health
    • Media Studies
    • Journalism
    • Visual Communication
    • Mass Communication
    • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Communication Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Software Engineering
    • Information System
    • Computer Science
  1. Applicants should fulfill the minimum English proficiency level of: 
    • MUET Band 3
  2. Applicants who fulfill the academic qualification from Institution of higher learning throughout Malaysia that is recognized by the Senate are eligible to apply for exemption from the English language requirements.

Semester 1
CNR10103 Transportation System and Planning
CNR 10203 Infrastructure and Track Systems
CNR 10403 Rolling Stock and Traction Systems

Semester 2
KNT 10003 Research Methodology
CNR 10502 Railway Management
CNR 10303 Train Control System

Semester 3
CNR 10605 Dissertation 1

Semester 4
CNR 10715 Dissertation 2