MSc in Railway System Safety and Risk

MSc in Railway System Safety and Risk

Railways are large, complex systems that form a key part of a nation’s transport infrastructure and play a vital role in its economy. Ensuring their safe operation is vital but is difficult to achieve as systems become more complex and inter-connected.

University of HuddersfieldTo help develop the next generation of safety experts and leaders, we are working with the University of Huddersfield to create an MSc in Railway System Safety and Risk. The course will be launched in September 2016 and can be taken on a full time (one year) or part time (two year) basis. It will include the following taught modules:

  • Systematic safety
  • Learning from accidents
  • Safety decision making
  • Risk analysis
  • Engineering safety management
  • Human factors, culture and competency
  • Safety regulation and approvals
  • Safety leadership and communication.

Details are available on the university’s website.

The MSc has been designed for an international audience, drawing on best practice from around the world on mainline, metro and light rail systems. It is equally applicable to safety regulators, system owners/developers, operators and industry suppliers.

Having completed the course, students will be well placed to help guide systems through complex regulatory and safety approvals processes, and ensure that safety is achieved without inhibiting innovation.