Singapore’s First Postgraduate Railway Course Launched by SMRT

Heard of a postgraduate course in Railway Studies? Sounds quite interesting to learn all about rails, how they are engineered and how they function, right?

Did you know that the University of Birmingham, the leading university in the UK on railway research and education, offers one of the most reputed programmes in Railway Studies? Singapore’s very own metro – SMRT has partnered with the University of Birmingham in October this year, to further strengthen the professionalism of their rail engineers. This comes as a part of SMRT’s strategy to provide better train journeys by improving reliability, stability and maintenance standards, by deepening the expertise of SMRT engineering staff. A welcome move indeed!

This collaboration of SMRT with the University of Birmingham offers a postgraduate certificate in Urban Railway Engineering for SMRT’s engineering staff, the first of its kind certificate course in Singapore. This is one step ahead in SMRT’s wider effort to support rail engineering talent from the National Institute of Technical Education Certificate (NITEC) all the way to the post graduate level, while exposing them to best-of-class practices.

Watch this video where Benjamin Chen, Manager of Train Operations at SMRT and Prof. Clive Roberts, Head for Railway Research and Education at University of Birmingham, explain how this course could be massively beneficial for those who intend to work in the railway industry:

The ultimate intent is to nurture a sustainable group of engineering professionals to support and stand for better rail reliability, and this course, we believe, would serve as the perfect pedestal to achieve that.

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