Graduates of the Railway Systems Engineering and Integration programme from University of Birmingham design, build, operate and manage successfully the sophisticated subsystems and complex interfaces characterising existing and new railways. The full-time programme comprises of classroom taught modules and coursework modules, scheduled over a period of 8 months. Part-time students follow the same syllabus as full-time students but complete the taught modules in a sequence that best suits their work-commitments. The MSc strand requires the submission of a dissertation that is based on a significant amount of independent research.
Many participants are experienced railway engineers and managers, sponsored by their employers, but the programme also allows new entrants to the railway industry to familiarise themselves with the specialist disciplines involved in railway systems engineering, while also gaining an insight into the complex interactions between subsystems.
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Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.
Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.
If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.
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- Advanced project
- Business and People Management
- Electrification and Traction System
- Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Systems
- Railway Control and Digital Systems
- Railway Operations, Management and Planning
- Systems Engineering and Ergonomics
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- 14 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
Application deadline for full time study is 31st MayApplication deadline for part time study is 30th June
DisciplinesTransport Management General Engineering & Technology Transportation Engineering View 887 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
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- 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.
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International21960 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25620 GBP for the full programme during 14 months.
National15557 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18150 GBP for the full programme during 14 months.
- MSc without Integrated Presessional Programme - MSc full-time £16,470
- PG Dip full-time £10,980
- PG Cert full-time £5,490
- MSc without Integrated Presessional Programme - MSc full-time £23,940
- PG Dip full-time £15,960
- PG Cert full-time £7,980
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.