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Certificate of Railway Planning and Operations

A three-day course
The Certificate of Railway Planning and Operations introduces students to the key elements of railway planning and operations.

The course is delivered by Dr Nigel Harris, one of Britain's leading railway planners. With a career beginning in technical advances in fares policy research at Newcastle University, Dr Harris also has substantial experience in network modelling that he gained during eight years at London Underground.

Dr Harris also has in-depth expertise in service planning, operational simulation, demand forecasting, scheme appraisal and railway business planning in many different countries, giving him one of the best understandings of railway economics.

Taught over three days, this course introduces students to the key elements of railway planning and operations. It will cover:

  • Management and business planning (part 1)
  • Understanding the railway market/environment (macroeconomics)
  • Passenger behaviour (microeconomics)
  • Management and business planning (part 2)
  • Freight
  • Safety and signalling
  • Infrastructure design
  • Timetabling

Students will be required to submit two assignments, both of which have time devoted to them during the course, to complete the certificate succesfully. 

In 2020, the Certificate of Railway Planning and Operations Course is being held on 15th – 17th June.

Full course fee $2100
Early bird fee (valid until May 1 2020) $2000
Discount for groups greater than 5 participants $1900

Please note all course fees are GST inclusive.

An invoice can be arranged but only for group bookings of three or more students. Please email business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au with the organisation’s ABN, and details of each student, as required in the online registration form.

There are limited places on this course and registrations will be taken in the order in which they are made. A waiting list will be created when the course is full.

Registrations close 1 June 2020. For enquiries about late enrolments, please email business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au.

Cancellations: A 10% administration fee will be applied to refunds for any cancellation; no refund will be available for cancellations made after 1 June 2020.

The Certificate of Railway Planning and Operations course will be held in the Business School CBD Campus, which is located in the Sydney CBD at Level 17, Stocklands Building, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

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Registrations close 1st June 2020. 

For further enquiries, please contact business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au