Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics
The RTU is the only higher education institution in Latvia preparing highly qualified specialists in the railway sector. The study programme “Railway Engineering” is unique and provides a theoretical and practical basis that will allow graduates to work in railway transport companies, organisations, as well as research or educational institutions. The study programme includes study courses of general education, theoretical sector training, professional specialisation of the sector, free choice and humanitarian/social subjects, foreign languages. Practice is one of the most important components of the vocational study programme.
The aim of the study programme is to provide vocational higher education in the railway engineering sector, which allows the work of railway undertakings and organisations, as well as research and educational establishments carrying out efficient technological, electrical and electronic systems for rail transport, and the development and maintenance of processes related to the technical, organisational and management of freight and passenger transport provision, as well as preparation of students for further studies at the master’s level.
Graduates of the study programme may work in railway enterprises and organisations, as well as in research and educational institutions developing and maintaining of efficient technological systems and processes for rail transport.
Graduates can continue their studies in the professional master’s degree programme “Railway Engineering,” or in any other RTU MTAF Master’s degree programme, as well as any other university master’s level study programmes and vocational study programmes intended for studies after obtaining a bachelor’s degree.