Module Title - Induction Weekend
Not credit bearing
This weekend course prepares the new cohorts of students of the postgraduate programmes offered by BCRRE for the challenges ahead. It consists of a brief introduction to railway systems engineering and railway complexity, a lecture on the history of railways and an exercise to get the members of the cohort to interact.
This is followed by an in-depth analysis of the structure of the British railway industry, as well as an introduction to freight railway operations. The course also includes a substantial element of skills development; in particular, the students are given a thorough grounding in academic writing.
The course includes a full-day visit to a railway test site and maintenance depot.