University of Birmingham
Railway Risk and Safety Management
This course aims to create a deep and robust understanding of approaches to manage safety and risk in transport systems and projects. The partners 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.
The basic requirement is a good Honours degree in an appropriate science-related discipline (for example, Engineering, Physics, Economics or Mathematics) and evidence of a very good knowledge of the English language. However, practical experience may also be an important consideration or an alternative to a numerate degree.
Foundations of system safety thinking; induction weekend; railway operations and control systems design; technology strategy and supply chain management; railway traction systems and traction supplies; safety and risk management in the system development process; rolling stock and infrastructure systems interactions; safety management systems; systems engineering and ergonomics for dependable operations; computers and safety in critical systems; through life safety; review of group exercise-based learning. Research modules: Literature review; research skills workshop; MSc individual investigative research project.
Several lectures are given by industrial speakers. Further learning is achieved through individual literature review, as part of assignments, or in group exercises.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,130 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 4,710 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 12,600 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 4,710 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 6,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 7,065 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 4,470 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
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