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Railway Safety and Control Systems Masters MSc / Diploma / Certificate University of Birmingham

UK

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Summary

Our programme in Railway Safety and Control provides an all-round level of knowledge and education and equips the next generation of industry leaders. It provides you with the opportunity to delve deeper into risk/safety management or railway communications including the digital railway.

Railway safety and control systems are both vitally important worldwide, for not only the ongoing operation of existing railways, but also for the design and the development of new systems. Much work is being done by companies involved in both mainline and urban transportation systems to design safe systems, for the public, their passengers and their workforce.

This Railway Safety and Control Systems programme focuses on risk and safety systems design; risk and safety systems operation; and communication and control systems (including signalling). Efficient communication and control of operations, together with the prevention of the loss of life and livelihood associated with railway crashes and incidents, are high priorities for all organisations involved.

We recognise that each transport sector and mode has its own specific features but seek to ensure that a common approach is taken to the generic issues involved in ensuring dependable operations. As a result, you will develop a deep and robust understanding of approaches to manage safety and control in transport systems and projects, taking advantage of expertise from two leading UK universities.

This programme will give you a deep and robust understanding of the approaches to managing safety and associated issues in transport systems and related projects. The programme has three possible pathways for:

Railway risk and safety systems: this pathway emphasises systems engineering and safety in critical systems, for designing new safety systems.
Railway risk and safety operations and organisation: this pathway emphasises management and safety throughout the system's lifecycle, for engineers and managers who will be responsible for the safe operation of a railway system.
Railway communications and control (include signalling): completion of this pathway, to PG Diploma or MSc level, is aimed at exemption from the institution of Railway Signalling Engineers' (IRSE's) examination to Professional Railway Signalling Engineer recognition. It includes theory and practice in railway control systems; one module is a practice-based in signalling and control systems.

Employability

This postgraduate programme is intended for those who wish to establish or enhance their career in the safe operation of transport systems.

Companies employing graduates include mainline railways, metros, tram systems and automated people movers. Safety is high on the agenda of transport operators around the world and our graduates are in high demand.

The introduction of the Digital Railway means a greater emphasis on train communications and control over traditional signalling technologies, meaning graduates of the Communication and Control pathway will be highly sought-after around the world.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Railway Safety and Control Systems Masters MSc / Diploma / Certificate.

Full Time (55 weeks)

Tuition fees

£22,680.00 (23,27,887) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

23-Sep-21

Venue

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston,

Birmingham,

Birmingham,

B15 2TT, England

Online/Distance (24 months)

Tuition fees

£10,845.00 (11,13,136) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

23-Sep-21

Venue

Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

UNITED KINGDOM,

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Engineering, Physics, Economics or Mathematics). All applicants will be asked to attend an interview to support their application and determine their suitability to the programme. Practical experience will also be taken into account. If you have no or limited industry experience you will be required to attend the introductory course. Students need to have an IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band is equivalent to: TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 51 in all four skills; Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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