The programmes in Railway Risk and Safety Management have been jointly developed by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham
and the High Integrity Systems Engineering (HISE) Group at the University of York.
The programme team 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.
From September 2014, the partner programme Graduate Diploma in Railway Risk and Safety Management will run at the Zhejiang Institute for Cybernetics at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. This course is designed jointly by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham
and the High Integrity Systems Engineering (HISE) Group at the University of York. View the website for further information. The development of the RRSM programme at the University of Birmingham
and the University of York and its partner programme at Zhejiang University are sponsored by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.
The full-time programme consists of eight classroom taught modules and two research-oriented modules. Part-time students follow the same syllabus as full-time students but complete the taught modules in a sequence that suits their work-commitments.
G0: Foundations of System Safety Thinking
G1: Induction Weekend
S1: Railway Operations and Control Systems Design
S4: Technology Strategy and Supply Chain Management
S2: Railway Traction Systems and Traction Supplies
G2: Safety and Risk Management in the System Development Process
S3: Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Systems Interactions
G4: Safety Management Systems
G6: Systems Engineering and Ergonomics for Dependable Operations
G3: Computers and Safety in Critical Systems
G5: Through Life Safety
G7: Review of Group Exercise-Based Learning
R1: Literature Review
R2: Research Skills Workshop
MSc Individual Investigative Research Project
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
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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.