Entry requirements

You will have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in Physics, Mathematics or a branch of Engineering. Equivalent professional qualifications or unclassified degrees in engineering or science, with relevant professional experience, may also be considered.

International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content


This course provides an exciting new opportunity to develop your engineering skills for the rail industry, which offers unique and exciting careers within the rail industry for engineering graduates. Designed with input from industry, this course aims to promote employability within the rail sector and provide an overview of industry regulations and future strategies. This course provides a fantastic opportunity for you to work alongside experts in the industry and gain first-hand experience in a mentored environment. The opportunity exists through this course for you to achieve Rail Safety Certification from the Railway Exchange Training Academy. You will learn how to apply the skills you developed as an undergraduate to the rail industry and how to evaluate projects with a strong ethical insight.

You will study rail safety and regulation, accident investigation and standards used within the industry, future rail strategy, ethical considerations in planning, rail infrastructure and management, and traction, rolling stock and dynamics.

Core units

  • Rail Infrastructure and Engineering Strategy
  • MSc Engineering Project

Option units

  • Smart Technologies for Power Management
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Sensing and Imaging
  • Engineering Structural Integrity
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Industrial Communication Systems
  • Embedded Systems and Systems on a Chip
  • Manufacturing Systems Management

Optional units listed in the following curriculum structures are all approved for delivery, but may not all run/be available in any one academic year.

Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Career prospects

The rail industry offers an exciting future for graduates, with potential in many fields. This course aims to increase your employability in the industry and enable you to target specific roles that fit your own expertise. Alternatively, you may pursue a placement with partners or a PhD.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the School of Engineering and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Please check the website for the latest fees
International students
Please check the website for the latest fees

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969