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Hi Prof Felix. I am currently working in railway industry, focusing on design for one of subsystem in Telecommunication system. My involvement in risk and safety and civil is very minimum, so I foresee that I will struggle during RRSM study. But maybe you have different opinion or advice? And how about my career? Do you think that most likely I have to start over (e.g as engineer) since I have no working experience particularly in risk and safety and I’m switching my focus from design to risk and safety? Thank You.
Good Morning Murni,
The MSc programme in Railway Risk and Safety Management is designed to benefit postgraduates (i) who have recently completed a degree in a numerate discipline but who do not have significant professional experience, whether in the railway industry or elsewhere and (ii) who have expertise in a specific railway discipline, e.g., signalling or track and who wish to expand their railway specific knowhow while learning about the principles of safety and risk management and applying these in their dissertation to a railway problem. People graduating from the MSc in RRSM will generally enter the railway at a technical management level. I would not expect you to have to start at the beginning! A switch from design to risk and safety is a good path.
Hi Mr. Alastair Moyes/Prof Felix Schmid. I was informed that they will be a in-house 3-week Introduction to Railway Engineering Systems Primer Course, specifically being set up for non-native English speaking full time students. This will be Tuesday 29 August – Wednesday 13 September 2017. This does not appear in my conditional offer, which only states the course start at 25 September. Can you confirm? Thanks.
Thank you for your question. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Application ID and I’ll look into the details for you.
Prof Schmid may have further details to provide on this precessional course.
Which are the career opportunities for MSC in geotechnical engineering and management?
Thank you for your question.
Job and career prospects are very good in Civil Engineering at the moment with the expansion of infrastructure projects around Europe.
The Geotechnical Engineering and Management MSc opens up many career opportunities. As a technical MSc programme, it is recognised by the ICE and other Institutions as counting towards Chartered Engineer accreditation.
The University’s department of Civil Engineering has many active links with industry and consulting companies. This includes visiting lecturers providing a commercial view of geotechnical and civil engineering.
The MSc project module is an opportunity for you to work with a business as part of your MSc. Please discuss this with you tutor in September. We look forward to seeing you then.
For the remainder of this Live Q&A, Professor Felix Schmid (Director for MSc in Railway Systems Engineering & Intergration, MSc Railway Risk & Safety and MRes in Railway Systems Integration), Alastair Moyes (Postgraduate Admissions) and Dr Michael Burrow (Director for MSc Road Management and Engineering) will be available until 11:00.
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