Principles of Railway Control Systems

Module Title - Principles of Railway Control Systems
Number of credits - 20

Module description 

Students will gain detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of operation of railway signalling and control systems. This will relate to various jurisdictions around the world, focussing on the UK, Europe plus selected detail relevant to students’ home countries.

They will understand and be able to analyse the complex interactions between system components; health and safety requirements; tools and techniques for system design and for problem-solving. Attendance at regional professional institution seminars will be expected and will bring relevance and application to students’ learning.

This module will equip students to apply railway signalling, control and communications systems into Industrial settings whilst taking into consideration safety, risk management, systems engineering, cost-effectiveness, choice of components, testing strategies, maintainability and reliability.