Singapore University of Social Sciences

Urban Railway Systems

Urban Railway Systems (UTM523)

Applications Open: 01 October 2020

Applications Close: 30 November 2020

Next Available Intake: January 2021

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


Urban Railway Systems covers the range of urban railway technology, management and operational activities, from demand-based railway planning to inter-modal transport operations. Areas addressed include system evaluation, asset maintenance and management, marketing, safety and rolling stock acceptance issues, human resource management, Singapore’s railway industry structure and environmental issues, as well as operations management for the rail system.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Overview of urban railway systems
  • Railway management and business planning
  • Railway ownership and structure
  • Railway safety
  • Asset maintenance and management
  • Estimating demand for new stations and services
  • Public transport network modelling
  • Timetabling and rostering
  • Track and signalling infrastructure design
  • Terminal and station design

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the key elements of the planning, management, and economics of railway systems
  • Differentiate various railway rolling stock system designs
  • Compare different railway infrastructure & track systems
  • Evaluate train control systems
  • Analyse the fundamental principles of railway economics
  • Examine the strategy for adopting new technology
  • Evaluate the optimal rail-based systems for cities
  • Assess systems engineering for dependability
  • Debate the pros and cons of various railway ownership structures
  • Improve the ergonomics and human factors for railways
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