This suite of courses in rail operations management is developed by the collaborative Research Centre for Railway Engineering and Technology (Rail CRC) at the request of senior rail operations managers in its partner organisations. Course materials have been developed by its partners (including CQUniversity and key industry partners) and with permission to use selected training materials developed by the Institute of Rail Operators (UK). The courses are licensed to the CQUniversity's Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health for offering in the distance mode.
All courses are tutored by practising senior and experienced rail operations managers and consultants.
Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available
This program is for persons currently working in the field of rail operation and its management, who are looking to extend their skills and qualify as professional rail operations manager.
Course Overview At A Glance
|Program at a glance |
|Duration ||2 years part-time (3 terms per year) |
|Availability/Campus Contact || Domestic - External |
|Courses/Units of Credit ||6 courses/48 units of credit |
|Faculty || Sciences, Engineering & Health |
|How to Apply ||direct to the University - ONLINE |
|Entry Requirements ||please refer to the entry requirements section |
|Professional Accreditation ||not applicable at this stage |
|Residential School ||There will be a compulsory two day induction program in the last week of February |
|Practicum/Work placement ||not applicable |
|Exit Awards || not applicable |
|Interim Awards || not applicable |
|Post Nominal ||GradDipRailOpsMgt |
|Be What You Want To Be ||Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions |
|CRICOS Codes || not-applicable |
This program aims to provide a comprehensive and systematic body of knowledge and skills essential for the management of rail operations in a modern rail industry. The main focus of this program will be on both overview and technical topics that are specific to the rail industry. In addition, the on-going development of professional skills such as analysis, problem solving, time management, team work, and communication will be an integral part of the curriculum in the courses.
Students must complete 6 core courses (48 units of credit) to be eligible to graduate.
Where fewer than 10 students are enrolled in any course, the faculty may elect to withdraw the offering of such a low enrolment course, advising students accordingly in writing by email and counsel students to enrol in another course, relevant to their designated program of study.
Where fewer than 10 students are enrolled as 'internal students' in a course, the faculty may elect to withdraw the offering of such a low enrolment internal class and run this course in external mode only, where this option is available. The faculty will transfer students into external mode enrolment and advise them in writing by email of the change to their enrolment accordingly.
|Course Code ||Course Name |
| Year 1 - Term 1 |
| RAIL29014 || OPS1 - Introduction to Rail Operations Management |
| Year 1 - Term 2 |
| RAIL29015 || OPS2 - Railway Infrastructures |
| Year 1 - Term 3 |
| RAIL29016 || OPS3 - Network and Localised Train Control |
| Year 2 - Term 1 |
| RAIL29017 || OPS4 - Train Planning |
| Year 2 - Term 2 |
| RAIL29018 || OPS5 - Passenger and Freight Operations |
| Year 2 - Term 3 |
| RAIL29019 || OPS6 - Rail Operations Risk Management and Administration |