- Scholarships in Master of Research in Railway Systems Integration
The new one-year MRes in Railway Systems Integration is an interdisciplinary programme that combines a major research project with technical study to build on previous academic study or industrial experience in a relevant subject area.
It gives students the opportunity to benefit from the fundamental and applied research being carried out in the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. Comprising two-thirds research, this course will allow students to carry out a detailed research project, usually in collaboration with industry, whilst learning more about specific technical and management issues relevant to the railway industry.
Projects can be taken in any of the areas of the work of BCRRE. Please look at the Railway Research pages for more information about each of the research areas.
The Railway Systems Engineering and Integration (RSEI) MSc programme offers a truly interdisciplinary postgraduate experience. Students develop a thorough understanding of the principles involved in planning, designing and operating modern railway systems, by attending intensive, week-long modules covering all the major railway technologies and organisational issues. They gain the skills and know-how required to manage successfully the complex interfaces characterising existing and new railway systems.
The programme has a strong focus on developing individuals' railway engineering knowledge, their systems integration skills and their ability to work in focused project teams. Many participants are experienced railway engineers and managers, sponsored by their employers, but the programme also allows new entrants to the railway industry to familiarise themselves with the specialist disciplines involved in railway systems, while also gaining an insight into the complex interactions between subsystems.
Director of Education - Professor Felix Schmid
Programmes administrator - Joy Grey.