Future Railway Engineering

Demand for rail transport is increasing and large-scale projects eg HS2, Crossrail will need a new generation of railway engineers to meet tomorrow’s challenges. This course for Years 11 and 12, sponsored by Siemens Mobility Limited, aims to give you an insight into the challenges and opportunities that the rail industry has to offer. Student date of birth must be between 1/09/2002 & 28/02/2005 and is only open to students not booked on any other 2020 Smallpeice courses.

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Large-scale rail transport projects will need a new generation of railway engineers to meet tomorrow’s challenges with a range of skills to deal with technology from traditional heavy engineering to cutting-edge digital technologies. Working in the rail industry can be an exciting and rewarding career. The course is intended to ‘shine a light’ on some of the opportunities that it offers. Learn about the key challenges that the UK rail network is facing and get an insight into topics including vehicle crashworthiness, aerodynamics and advanced train control (i.e. the modern version of signalling that controls train movements around the network). It will also cover more general skills including instrumentation and computer programming and there is ample opportunity for creative thinking, as well as the chance to develop your practical skills using hand and power tools. Develop your team working and project management skills, and your ability to promote yourself and your ideas by developing marketing material and manning a stand at a mini trade show.


20 Jul - 23 Jul 2020

University of Birmingham
Start time: 10 : 00 hrs
Finish time: 12 : 30 hrs



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