The Master in Railway Engineering is organised by the University of Cantabria and the Spanish Railway Industry Association – Mafex, which currently brings together 100 companies that represent the entire value chain. The Master has an important team of collaborators, who provides added value to the programme and contents.
The main objective of the master’s degree is to train professionals in different areas of the railway sector. In this sense, a curricular itinerary has been designed under a multidisciplinary approach in order to complete the training of an industrial, telecommunications, electrical, civil engineer, a graduate in science, business administration or economics, covering the different aspects of railway engineering as a whole.
From this perspective, the student receives valuable training, providing knowledge on issues related to rolling stock, facilities and signaling, with the study of the behavior of the railway superstructure, the design and simulation of railway operations, the management of human resources and the regulatory framework, among others.
With the aim of adapting to the needs of the students, the master’s degree, of 1 year’s duration, is organised in 4 modules, which can be taken independently, offering specific contents in each of the four major areas of knowledge of the sector. The completion of the 4 modules will grant the title of Master in Railway Engineering. These modules are:
- University Specialisation Course in Railway Systems.
- University Expert Degree in Railway Design, Construction and Maintenance.
- University Specialisation Course in Railway Rolling Stock.
- University Specialisation Course in Railway Planning and Operation.
The subjects have been endowed with an eminently practical content, encouraging learning from experimentation related to real-life conditions and situations explained by professionals in the sector with extensive experience. These concepts are reinforced with the completion of paid external internships with a duration of 6 months in the collaborating companies of the master’s degree.
All the speakers of the master’s degree belong to companies of recognised national and international prestige in the railway sector, making available to our students their high experience and knowledge.
In addition, they will tutor the student in the development of their master’s thesis, being able to expand their knowledge under their supervision in a much broader and more extensive way in the area of their interest. The high “know how” of all of them together with the scheduled visits and the aforementioned internship programme will help to acquire the necessary experience to focus their professional future on one of the most productive sectors not only of our country but of the whole world, the railway.