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CG32 - Graduate Diploma of Rail Operations Management

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.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

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

Program Aims

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.

Program Structure

Students must complete 6 core courses (48 units of credit) to be eligible to graduate.

Courses Offered

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

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