University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Railway Systems Integration

This is an interdisciplinary programme that combines a major research project with technical studies that build on prior academic study or industrial experience in a relevant subject area. It gives students the opportunity to benefit from the fundamental and applied research being conducted in the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. The programme allows students to research a technical, social or economic problem associated with the railway industry. Projects are usually undertaken in collaboration with industry, making them highly attractive for applied research projects. At the same time, students learn more about specific technical and management issues relevant to the railway industry. As a result, students will gain an understanding of the most recent developments in railway research; the industry's needs for new and emerging technologies; and techniques in which to apply these developments.

Entry requirements

At least 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent.

Course modules

Railway rolling stock systems design; railway traction systems design; railway infrastructure and track systems; train control systems engineering; ergonomics and human factors for railways; strategic management of railway operations; systems engineering and integration for dependability; railway economics and technology management.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,365 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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