The objective of the article is to present scientific and pedagogical approaches to the formation of administrative culture of future railway transportation engineers. To achieve the objective the following theoretical methods are used: analysis and synthesis of scientific and educational literature to evaluate and compare different views on studying the given problem; definition and clarification of conceptual and categorical apparatus. The ways of updating methodical support of the process of the formation of administrative culture of future railway transportation engineers that meet social and economic intentions of the Ukrainian state in the period of nation-building and railway sector development are considered in the article. The outlined pedagogical tendencies stimulate the teachers to move in the formation of students’ administrative culture to concentrated forms of educational material presentation, combined with students’ active independent work, expanding non-linear areas of study that promote person-centered approach to training and simultaneously promote accountability of higher education institutions in the selection learning content and quality of vocational training. Modern railway transportation engineers should be able to analyze problems, set the goals, forge relationships, get in business contacts, enrich international relations, conclude interesting and profitable for the railways agreements, have pedagogical skills and the ability to represent themselves as mature specialists in dealing with customers, arouse interest, clearly know how to stay ahead of competitors, plan, adjust, monitor and encourage productive work, providing the engineer’s personal authority and prestige, respect for themselves as a specialist. The study proved that the development of administrative culture improves social cohesion, raises to a new level the personal development of an engineer and the level of professionalism. Only cultural relationship status of intra-university life, mutual recognition of faculty management culture as an important part of training can provide a practical unity of the purpose, content and technology of professional education and training, general basic professional knowledge and skills of professional culture. The prospects for further research suggest highlighting the pedagogical influence of higher educational institutions on the formation of administrative culture of future railway transportation engineers.