Railway Control and Digital Systems

Module Title - Railway Control and Digital Systems 
Number of credits - 20

Module description 

This module allows students to gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of signalling, control, and digital systems within railways.

It covers fundamental principles and concepts for the design, implementation, reliability, and maintainability of signalling and railway control systems, as well as other digital systems within railways, taking into account the essential requirements of cost, capacity and customer comfort, while minimising carbon output. Technical and operation considerations for railway systems, such as safety and information security are addressed throughout the module.

Digital system analysis and synthesis techniques are also included, for example modelling and simulation, to enable a thorough understanding and application of railway control functions and digital systems.

The module is delivered through case studies, interactive lectures, and team activities to develop the requisite knowledge, knowhow and skills, with support from guest lecturers from industry.