CEG8408 : Railway Management, Economics and Planning
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Neil Thorpe
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
At a time when railways are of great policy interest, this course aims to produce graduates with a good understanding of the operational and economic basis of the railway industry. They will become familiar with the key techniques of planning and management in order to address a wide variety of issues facing the industry and should be able to take up management positions in the railway and associated industries.
Outline Of Syllabus
Railway Management; Railway Management and Business Planning, Railway Ownership and Structure, Railway Safety, Rail Freight. Railway Economics; Railway macro-economics, Major schemes, Railway micro-economics, Estimating the demand for new stations and services. Railway Planning; Public Transport network modelling, Timetabling and rostering, Track and signalling infrastructure design, Terminal and station design.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||2:00||2:00||External speaker seminar|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Unseen written exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||30||0:30||15:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||5||7:30||37:30||Problem solving exercises|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||19:30||19:30||Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
A combination of lectures, student-centred exercises, group exercises with facilitators, demonstrations to small groups, example classes, seminars, design exercises are used to impart specialist knowledge and understanding. A particular feature of this module is the participation of external practitioners (visiting professional) from industry who by their presence augment the learning outcome.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||1||A||70||Unseen written examination|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||30||Problem solving exercise. Approx 1500 words in addition to calculations and diagrams.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The module is assessed by combination of written examination and five pieces of well focussed coursework. The exam paper employs a range of approaches in order to accurately assess student abilities. The coursework exercises reflect real-life examples of key areas covered within the course, enabling students to develop their understanding with pratical problems.