2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Railway Planning and Operations|
|Lectures||2 x 3 hour lectures (same day) three times per week over 2 weeks. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||Generalised cost exercise (25%), public transport network modelling exercise (25%), group project presentation: business plan (20%), group project report: business plan (30%)|
|Description||There has been increasing interest in railways in recent years as a transport solution for both passengers and freight, and rail\\\'s modal share has been rising in many key markets. Problems of inadequate capacity are now arising, as much as problems of financial self-sufficiency, and these problems require a good understanding of what solutions are available, and (perhaps more importantly in an University context) why. This unit therefore offers an in depth examination of concepts pertaining to railway management, economics and planning. Importantly, it moves on to explain how these are applied in practical situations, and gives participants an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding through a range of exercises.|