36 months
1318 USD/year
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Pavement & Railway Engineering is a national key discipline with a long history. Since Southwest Jiaotong University was founded in 1896, Railway Engineering has been one of the core disciplines, toward which quality resources are tilted to promote its development. The Road and Railway Engineering program is offered by Southwest Jiaotong University.


The Road and Railway Engineering program is offered by Southwest Jiaotong University.

During the massive adjustment of colleges and universities in 1952, the school massed eminent teachers and students from Tsinghua University and Chongqing University, securing the leading role of railway engineering in China. 

The school was approved to confer the doctorate degree in railway engineering in 1986, to establish a postdoctoral research center of the discipline in 1992, to confer the doctoral degree to the first-level discipline in 1998, and to set up the post of distinguished professor of Cheung Kong Scholars in the discipline in 1999. The discipline was escalated as a national key disciplines in 2002. It is a key discipline under the “211” programme and “985 Project Innovation Platform on Rail Transit & Transportation Engineering”.

Educationan opportunity

Pavement & Railway Engineering is one of the most powerful disciplines among domestic colleges and universities and also enjoys a high reputation in the world. It is the only one of its kind with two key platforms, MOE Key Laboratory of High-speed Railway Engineering and Sichuan Provincial Key Laboratory of Highway Engineering. Its graduates are molded to be professionals in surveying, design, construction, maintenance and management of railway and road, including 1 academician of CAE and 1 master of surveying and design. Most of chief engineers and practitioners of railway surveying and design institutes are graduates in the programme.

Programme Structure

Pavement& Railway Engineering covers 4 main research orientations: 

  • High-speed and Heavy-load Track Structure and Track Dynamics (Track)
  • Design Theories of Geotechnical Structure of Subgrade Engineering (Subgrade)
  • Modern Technology of Railway Line Surveying and Design(Route Selection) 
  • Highways, Urban Roads and Airports (Pavement).
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or above
  • Over 16 years old (including) and under 35 years old
  • Healthy and non-Chinese citizen

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1318 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3954 USD for the full programme during 36 months.

25000 RMB 


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