Railway Technology for Executives
Brief Description
The Railway Technology for Executives short course provides middle- and senior management teams, as well as non-technical professionals and senior technical professionals in railway operations, with a condensed, introductory training opportunity and exploration into the multidisciplinary concepts of railway engineering. The aim of the course is to develop and expand your understanding and then subsequently aid the implementation of these concepts in your daily operational management tasks. The course covers all the basic topics of railway operations, finances, technologies, infrastructure, rolling stock and capacity to help you plan and manage your supervisory duties more effectively and efficiently on a daily basis.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
  • understand the financial and operational basics of a railway
  • know which infrastructure and rolling stock technologies are used by railways
  • understand capacity concepts and issues, and
  • appreciate that railways excel financially in a few niche markets.
Course Content
Course content
  • Financial, infrastructure and rolling stock technologies.
  • Introduction and financial perspective
  • Operational basics
  • Infrastructure technologies
- Track technology
- Train control and communications
- Electrification
- Condition monitoring
  • Rolling stock technologies
- Locomotives
- Wagons
- Wheel/rail interaction basics and maintenance philosophies
  • Capacity concepts and issues
  • Operations
  • Commercially viable railways
  • Panel discussion
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a Degree, Diploma and/or National Senior Certificate/Matric.
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Catalogue and Category:
Engineering and Technology Management
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for you if you are a new-comer, middle management and higher to railways, non-technical professional entering railways and senior technical professional with time constraints but in need of an appreciation and feel for railways.
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
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