Taught course

Railway Engineering with Project Management MSc (2019 entry)

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Civil Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in civil engineering or a related engineering, science or mathematical discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied.

For candidates with at least one year’s relevant experience, bachelor degrees with a 2:2 may be considered.

Applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates will also be considered.

All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Combining core railway knowledge with project management, our Railway Engineering with Project Management MSc (Eng) will prepare you to construct and operate the world’s new rail lines.

There has been a huge global growth in the number of new railway lines, leading to a shortage of the skilled railway engineers required to construct them. This has caused railway salaries to grow rapidly in recent years.

The course is taught by the world leading schools of Civil Engineering and the Institute for Transport Studies. You'll be taught by staff who are professionally experienced and have the latest research expertise, equipping you with the practical and professional skills that employers want.

A series of compulsory modules will develop your knowledge and skills in a range of areas. You’ll gain an understanding of the wider issues surrounding railway engineering, economics in a railway context and project management.

You’ll understand engineering responses to railway planning, track design, integration and resilience. You’ll also consider the operation of railway systems and develop an understanding of risk management on rail infrastructure.

The dissertation project is one of the most satisfying elements of this course. It allows you to apply what you’ve learned to a piece of research focusing on a real-world problem, and it can be used to explore and develop your specific interests. This is a chance to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained and specialise in a research area that relates to your career ambitions.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgcivil@leeds.ac.uk