The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education hosted an Open Day on Tuesday 2 June 2015 at the University of Birmingham. 

 The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education are leaders in railway science and education. With over 100 academics, researchers and professional support staff, they deliver world class research and thought leadership within railways, and offer an expanding portfolio of high-quality education programmes. 

BCRRE Open Day - Prof Felix Schmid

The Open Day brought together UK and international prospective students, alongside leading experts from research and industry, to learn more about the Centre’s railway engineering courses and integrated research and consultancy.

Professor Clive Roberts, Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, hosted the event and discussed research being carried out at the University in the area of improved railway control, timetabling, predictive maintenance technologies and energy efficiency.

Presentations included parallel sessions in:

  • Condition Monitoring & NDT
  • Energy & Aerodynamics
  • Railway Operations & Climate

Delegates were invited to attend tours of the civil and railway engineering laboratories, featuring a comprehensive range of specialist workshops and excellent computing facilities. Current PhD students were also on hand to participate in an interactive poster session, to discuss research ideas.

Sessions concluded with a panel debate on ‘New Realities in Railway Transport and Education’, chaired by Professor Clive Roberts, and Professor Felix Schmid, Director of Education, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education.

Professor Felix Schmid, Director of Education for BCRRE said:

There has never been a better time to be in the railway industry. A railway engineering degree will give competitive edge in launching your career in this diverse industry. Railway engineering courses at the University will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge in a specialist area of your choice, to enhance your employability and to stand out from the rest in the eyes of potential employers.