Applications of Railway Control Systems

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

Module description 

This 20-credit module is a practice-based module and will usually be carried out in an industrial setting. It builds on the theory-based Principles of Railway Control Systems and students will undertake a project to apply railway signalling and control systems relevant to a selected jurisdiction e.g. the UK, Europe or your home country.

You will design or work with an existing design, as appropriate to the setting, of a railway signalling and control system. Typical activities will include performing relevant calculations, reflecting on the impact of systems engineering, and applying problem-solving tools and techniques. All projects will include elements of Health & Safety, reliability, availability, maintainability, environmental matters and cost-effectiveness.

If you are studying on the distance-learning mode you will be expected to complete this module in the workplace usually during the summer between the first and second years of study. Full-time students will undertake the module in an intensive block of time after completing the Principles of Railway Control Systems module, and in conjunction with industrial supporters.