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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Gain the professional and technical skills required in the high speed rail sector.
  • Learn and apply science, IT and mathematics skills to railway engineering.
  • Benefit from embedded course contact with industry employers.
  • Manage projects to successful conclusions, using appropriate tools.
This course leads to progression on to the top up degree in High Speed Rail and Infrastructure, into employment or on to an Apprenticeship in Rail Engineering. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. In this course, you'll gain the specialist knowledge you need to work on projects such as HS2, as well as future high speed rail plans. You'll utilise real industrial scenarios in cutting–edge facilities, based in either the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure Birmingham campus or Doncaster campus, and benefit from close industry ties. You learn through:
  • lectures and seminars
  • practical projects
  • creation and analysis of complex industrial documents
  • groupwork
Applied learning - Live projects The course offers a wealth of real–world experience, and the majority of your studies will be based on real scenarios. Networking opportunities Embedded delivery and contact with employers throughout the course supports students to develop technical skills and generic employability skills to enable them to progress into sustainable careers.


Year 1 - Compulsory modules Health, Safety And Security On The Railway And Social, Economic And Environmental Considerations High Speed Rail In Context Introduction To Technical Management And Systems Thinking Introduction To The Management And Operation Of The Railway Introduction To The Railway Engineering Introduction To The Railway System Final year - Compulsory modules Civil Engineering And Track Operations And Management Project Management In The Context Of High-Speed Rail Rolling Stock And Power Systems Engineering And Command, Control And Communication (Ccc) Systems Thinking Tools And Understanding The Environments Of Railway Projects (Work Placement)

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical

How to apply

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National College for High Speed Rail - Birmingham Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

High Speed Rail and Infrastructure (NCATI Birmingham) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS