Railway Strategy, Safety and Control Systems

Module Title - Railway Strategy, Safety and Control Systems
Number of credits - 20

Module description 

This module provides the strategic background, understanding and tools the railway system and the associated planning functions.

It allows students to develop a solid under-standing of the constraints and opportunities applicable to railway systems, including the politics of ownership, funding sources, strategic safety management, regulation signalling and operations and some of the railway and professional functions that support them. The module also covers the governmental, financial, and societal contexts that influence railway safety, operations and planning.

The module is delivered through case studies, interactive lectures, and team activities to develop the knowhow and knowledge required to operate railways of all types. The teaching is supported by a wide variety of senior guest lecturers from the railway sector.