This programme provides the knowledge, knowhow and skills required to design and manage successfully the highly specialised subsystems and complex interfaces that characterise existing and new railways.
The programme has a strong focus on developing your railway engineering knowledge, system integration skills and your ability to work in focused project teams. This course comprises taught and research elements.
The programme starts with the optional* Terminology and Communication for Railways primer course, at the start of September. You then complete six taught modules during the Autumn and Spring semesters and carry out your research project over the summer to complete the MSc.
*we will discuss and advise you to attend this primer course, based on your academic and industry experience.
If you choose the PG Cert you will take three modules to achieve 60 credits. The Railway Operations, Management and Planning module is compulsory and you can choose two of the other modules, according to your personal and professional preference.
If you study the PG Cert on the distance learning option you would typically choose modules which spread out your learning across two academic years, selecting your programme of study according to the semesters in which the modules are taught, aiming for one module per semester so you take two modules in one academic year and one in another.
Each module offered within this programme is also available as a one-off Continuing Professional Development (CPD) option, allowing you to study according to your specific needs. If you take a CPD module and successfully complete the assessment, you will be awarded with academic credit which will allow you to be exempt from taking the same module again within a formal programme of study (subject to the programme requirements and current university regulations).
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods.