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CG29 - Master of Rail Operations Management

About 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 offers an opportunity for academically inclined holders of the Graduate Diploma in Rail Operations Management to obtain a qualification that can distinguish them further as someone with a higher capability in rigorous investigation and research in the field of Rail Operations Management.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 3 years part-time (3 terms per year) 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - External(Subject to company nomination and appointment of mentor.)
Courses/Units of Credit 9 courses/72 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

Residential School


Practicum/Work placement

Integrated work-place activities supervised by work-based mentor.

Exit Awards Graduate Diploma , Graduate Certificate
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal MasterRailOpsMgt 
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 technical topics that are specific to the rail industry, and which are not covered in any of the current undergraduate or postgraduate courses. 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 a total of 9 courses (72 units of credit) to be eligible to graduate.  Six of these courses, which constitute years 1 & 2 of the program, would have been completed as part of the CG32 Graduate Diploma of Rail Operations Management program, or granted as credit for these courses..

Pre-requisite of courses

Students are expected to have completed all 6 graduate diploma courses prior to enrolling in the following courses in sequence.

RAIL29020 OPS7 - Railway Operations Management Project Definition and Planning

RAIL29021 OPS8- Railway Operations Management Project Implementation

RAIL29022 OPS9 Railway Operations Management Project Implementation

Courses Offered

Course Code Course Name
Year 1 - T1
RAIL29014 OPS1 - Introduction to Rail Operations Management
Year 1 - T2
RAIL29015 OPS2 - Railway Infrastructures
Year 1 - T3
RAIL29016 OPS3 - Network and Localised Train Control
Year 2 - T1
RAIL29017 OPS4 - Train Planning
Year 2 - T2
RAIL29018 OPS5 - Passenger and Freight Operations
Year 2 - T3
RAIL29019 OPS6 - Rail Operations Risk Management and Administration
Students must complete the following 3 courses in sequence (24 units of credit in total)
Year 3
RAIL29020 OPS7 - Rail Operations Management Project Planning
RAIL29021 OPS8 - Rail Operations Management Project Implementation
RAIL29022 OPS9 - Rail Operations Management Project Completion

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