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Course summary

To apply for January 2024 start please apply directly through our website, please go to Provider Information section for the link. Rail and rail systems engineering at the University of East London is designed to meet the increasing demand (national and international) for transport engineering professionals requiring technical skills in sustainable, integrated and intelligent rail infrastructure and rail systems. Graduates of the programme will be able to design, build, operate and manage the sophisticated and complex interfaces characterising existing and new railways and infrastructure. The programme will also enable you to gain strong theoretical knowledge and practical skills in civil and systems engineering with a core focus on the railway industry and its operations. You will be actively involved in developing the specific design and professional skills required by professional engineers and will tackle numerous design problems to develop your interpersonal, enterprise and employability skillset (aka mental wealth) along with analytical, technical and industrial decision-making abilities. Whilst studying all the major civil, mechanical and systems engineering subjects, you will also gain experience in a range of current railway system issues and disciplines. The programme will benefit from the opportunities to get involved in cutting edge research projects on built environment of infrastructure, geotechnics, coastal and transportation engineering. The programme also offers an optional placement year to all students, enabling you to experience the real world and effectively connect your UEL experience with the industry.


Year 1: Mental Wealth: Professional Life (Core), Engineering Materials (Core), Engineering Principles (Core), Applied Mathematics & Computing (Core), Thermofluids (Core), Engineering Mechanics (Core) Year 2: Mental Wealth: Professional Life (Core), Engineering Design and Analysis (Core), Dynamics and Control (Core), Applied Mechanics (Core), Digital Communications & Telecommunication Networks (Core), Quality Engineering (Core) Year 3: Capstone Project (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life (Core), Turbomachinery and Energy Systems (Core), Transport Infrastructure Engineering (Core), Systems Integration (Core) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

All assessments are designed to ensure that our railway engineering course is equipping you with all of the skills required to get into the engineering sector giving you a major competitive edge. Apart from the coursework and exams, you will be assessed by using technology and other diverse modes. Your learning journey will be further supported by using technology enhanced learning as you will also participate in learning latest industry-standard software. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13920 Year 1
International £13920 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Railway Engineering at University of East London - UCAS