CG29 - Master of Rail Operations Management

Overview

Course Overview

This program aims to provide a comprehensive and systematic body of knowledge and skills essential for the management of rail operations in a modern rail industry. The main focus of this program will be on technical topics that are specific to the rail industry, and which are not covered in any of the current undergraduate or postgraduate courses. In addition, the on-going development of professional skills such as analysis, problem solving, time management, team work, and communication will be an integral part of the curriculum in the courses.

Career Information

This program offers an opportunity for academically inclined holders of the Graduate Diploma in Rail Operations Management to obtain a qualification that can distinguish them further as someone with a higher capability in rigorous investigation and research in the field of Rail Operations Management.

Course Details
Duration 0 years full-time or 3 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 72
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MRailOpsMgt
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
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Entry Requirements

Students entering the Master program will need to demonstrate two fundamental attributes:

a) Sufficient analytical ability to be able to assess a complex problem and determine appropriate solutions.

b) Sound knowledge in the field of rail operations management.

Entry paths are:

a) Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Rail Operations Management with a Weighted Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

OR

b) Other postgraduate qualifications and experience that demonstrate achievement of the above fundamental attributes. Applicants seeking entry via this path will need to attend an interview with members of the steering committee to determine suitability.

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Health Requirements
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Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CG31 - Graduate Certificate in Rail Operations Management CG32 - Graduate Diploma of Rail Operations Management
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

- Students are required to undertake integrated work-place activities supervised by a work-based mentor.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2014 2
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. demonstrate a defined body of knowledge and skills that includes the understanding of recent developments in the practice of rail operations management
  • 2. apply knowledge of research principles and investigation methodologies and complete investigative work that leads to advancement in the practice of rail operations management
  • 3. demonstrate mastery of theoretical and practical knowledge in a defined topic of investigation
  • 4. prepare thesis of professional quality and defend its content amongst professional peers
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 72

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RAIL29014 OPS1 - Introduction to Rail Operations Management
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RAIL29015 OPS2 - Railway Infrastructures
Year 1 - Term 3
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RAIL29016 OPS3 - Network and Localised Train Control
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RAIL29017 OPS4 - Train Planning
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RAIL29018 OPS5 - Passenger and Freight Operations
Year 2 - Term 3
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RAIL29019 OPS6 - Rail Operations Risk Management and Administration

Students must complete the following 3 courses in sequence (24 units of credit in total)

 

Year 3

 

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RAIL29020 OPS7 - Rail Operations Management Project Planning
RAIL29021 OPS8 - Rail Operations Management Project Implementation
RAIL29022 OPS9 - Rail Operations Management Project Completion
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Program Structure

The Master program will be a 3 year part-time nominal program with the first two years common with CG32 Graduate Diploma program. Students accepted into this program will receive up to 66% credit transfer from the completed CG32 program or equivalent.

 

This 1 year top-up program will consist of 3 consecutive one term offering of the following courses:

RAIL29020 OPS7 - Railway Operations Management Project Definition and Planning

RAIL29021 OPS8- Railway Operations Management Project Implementation

RAIL29022 OPS9 Railway Operations Management Project Implementation

 

Each of the three courses will be available in term 1, term 2 or term 3.

The program is intended to allow the more academically capable rail operation managers to develop a higher level of investigation/research skills, and to gain recognition in the form of a higher qualification.

The outcomes of the project undertaken by students in this program should help to push the boundary of professional practice in rail operations and to benefit the railway industry.

 

Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this program that students have access to the CQUniversity website. Students may be required to undertake various components of study in the program using email and the Internet.

It is strongly recommended that students have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online student resources that would include but not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.