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Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s leading technical universities and strives to create a lasting value for society through excellence in education and research. Following the same vision, TUM Asia opened its doors in Singapore in 2002 to bring German academic excellence to Asia, and has been conducting Master and Bachelor programmes since then.

 

This year, TUM Asia is introducing railway modules as professional certificates in order to meet the needs of the Asian industry.

 

WHAT WILL I ACHIEVE?

  • Modules taught by German professors and doctors from TUM, TU Berlin and DB Netz
  • A unique chance to upgrade your skills by learning from recognised experts
  • Increased professional network including overseas contacts
  • Knowledge enabling you to ensure high-level service and reliability of Singapore’s rail-borne transport
  • Certificate of Attendance for each passed module issued by TUM Asia

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Open to individuals and/or professionals in the fields of Transport, Railway or Civil/Mechanical Engineering. Employees in the field of Railway Engineering may select relevant topics beneficial to their area of work for skills training or professional upgrading.

 

MODULES OFFERED

The modules listed are available as short courses for individuals seeking new knowledge in the field of Railway Engineering. Each short course will be recognized as a Professional Certificate which will add value to your career skills and your resume. Dates and cost per module are also listed in the drop-down tabs.

For a full description of the module’s teaching content, please refer to “Module Description” tab below.

Rolling Stock

This module covers the running behaviour of rolling stock, the concepts of design of body shells, bogies and brakes as well as tendering and homologation procedures.

Some topics that will be covered:

  • Wheel-rail interaction
  • Propulsion systems
  • External and internal noise and vibrations
  • Rolling stock collision, derailment and fire safety

Teaching period*:  26 September – 7 October 2016, Monday-Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm
Duration:  45 x 45 minutes
Lecturer*:  Prof. Dr. Ing. Markus Hecht, TU Berlin
Price per attendee:  S$ 1780 incl. GST

Rail Transport & Rail Planning

The module covers freight and passenger rail-transport systems focusing on infrastructure planning. Passenger comfort and the safety requirements will be discussed.

Some topics that will be covered:

  • Requirements for railway alignment, track design and construction, incl. turnouts
  • Cant, cant deficiency, ramps and transition curves, tilting trains
  • Track configurations for rail network planning and station design
  • Cross-section design of rail tracks incl. trackside installations

Teaching period*:  17-21 October and 28 November – 2 December 2016
Half days, either 9.00am – 12.45pm or 1.30pm – 5.15pm
Duration:    45 x 45 minutes
Lecturer*:  Dr.-Ing Bernhard Lechner, TUM
Price:  S$ 1780 incl. GST

Trackworks I

In this module, students learn the strategies and the tools to design track systems, to analyse and to evaluate track performance with respect to safety and maintenance requirements.

Some topics that will be covered:

  • Requirements, construction works and approval procedures for permanent way
  • Strategies and tools to design track systems
  • Substructure requirements; earthworks and civil structures
  • Design of ballastless tracks for conventional and high speed lines

Teaching period*:  14 to 24 Feb 2017, 9am to 1pm
Duration:    45 x 45 minutes
Lecturer*:  Dr.-Ing Bernhard Lechner, TUM
Price:  S$ 1780 incl. GST

Trackworks II (Urban Rail Focus)

This module provides an introduction to the special features of metro and light rail systems. The impacts of noise and vibrations as well as measures to counteract including design standards of special floating slab tracks will be discussed.

Some topics that will be covered:

  • Special features of urban rail systems
  • Alignment and track layout for urban rail systems
  • Noise and vibration mitigation concepts. Environmental Impacts; Green Tracks
  • Track maintenance, rehabilitation and renewal

Teaching period*: 3 to 13 April 2017, 9am to 1pm
Duration:    45 x 45 minutes
Lecturer*:  Dr.-Ing Bernhard Lechner, TUM
Price:  S$ 1780 incl. GST

Train Control & Signalling Systems

This module gives an introduction to train control and signalling systems. Risk analysis and assessment of different electronic systems as well as train scheduling will be covered.

Some topics that will be covered:

  • Turnout, signals, and other track based equipment
  • Electronic interlocking and train control systems
  • Operational risk management
  • Management of train scheduling

Teaching period*:  13 to 24 March 2017, 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Duration:    45 x 45 minutes
Lecturer*:  Dr. Michael Leining, DB Netz AG
Price:  S$ 1780 incl. GST

Public Transport Planning

This module gives an introduction to public transport planning. The geometry and types of transit lines and transit networks will be covered as well as how to organize transfers and increase the transit speed to improve the passenger convenience and the efficiency of the public transport network.

Some topics that will be covered:

  • Different kinds of transit modes and their functional characteristics
  • Public transport network (bus and rail)
  • Acceleration and prioritisation of public transport
  • Optimising passenger transfers
  • Public transport scheduling

Teaching period*:  Weekdays, spring 2017 (details TBA)
Duration:    45 x 45 minutes
Lecturer*:  Dr.-Ing Andreas Rau, TUM CREATE
Price:  S$ 1780 incl. GST

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For information on cost and dates of class, they are listed above in “Modules Offered”.

Rolling Stock

This lecture covers the wheel-rail interaction, running behaviour in curves and straight track, propulsion systems diesel, electricity AC and DC, energy efficiency including regenerative braking, running gear and vehicle construction, including primary and secondary suspension devices, wheelsets, bogie frames and body shells relevant norms and design rules, tendering procedure and homologation process, safety issues as collision safety derailment safety, fire safety, environmental aspects as external and internal noise, particle emission, space consumption, reliability, availability, maintainability, diagnosis systems and their environment and benefit.

Content:

  1. Trains in General as System Elements of Rail Traffic
  2. Wheel-Rail Interaction on Curves and Straight Track
  3. Effects of Wheel and Rail Profiles, Propulsion Systems
  4. Construction of Wheelsets and Primary Suspension
  5. Construction of Bogie Frames and Secondary Suspension
  6. Body shells of EMU and DMUs, Locomotives and Wagons
  7. Tendering and Homologation
  8. Risk Analysis and Risk Management/Safety
  9. Environmental Issues
  10. Case Studies

Rail Transport & Rail Planning

This module introduces the wheel-rail interface, the effective forces by (equivalent) conicity, the determination and evaluation of track quality, the requirements for track alignment and layout, tools to determine cant, cant deficiency, the procedures to design transition elements, the tilting rain technology, the operational demands and respective track arrangements for stations. Ways to ensure passenger comfort and safety will also be discussed.

Contents:

  1. Introduction; Train track-interaction
  2. Wheel-rail Contact; Train Guidance (Equivalent Conicity)
  3. Track Quality; Analysis, Evaluation and Simulation
  4. General Requirements and Limits; Safety, Passenger Comfort, Wear
  5. Cant, Cant Deficiency, Ramps and Transition Curves, Tilting Trains
  6. Track Alignment (Mainline Rail); Horizontal and Vertical Alignment
  7. Tutorial: Track Alignment Planning
  8. Turnouts and Track Configurations
  9. Stations: Operational Demands and Track Layout
  10. Tutorial: Station Planning
  11. Cross-section Design of Rail Tracks, Trackside Installations

Trackworks I

This module provides an understanding on the forces acting between vehicle and track as well as environmental impacts, the respective general requirements for the design and the construction of rail infrastructure. In addition, this module will cover the rail track engineering required for the track design, the construction, the maintenance and the renewal of tracks for a variety of rail infrastructures (conventional and high speed). Conceptual design and analysis of conventional and ballastless track systems will be discussed too.

Content:

  1. Introduction; Track Loading (static and dynamic impacts)
  2. Track Requirements (RAMS)
  3. Permanent Way; Components (Requirements and Approval Procedures)
  4. Track Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Renewal
  5. Track Elasticity; Rack Modelling, Tools for Calculations, Simulation and Analysis
  6. Tutorial Track Modelling
  7. Environmental Impacts; Track Stability
  8. Tutorial Track Stability
  9. Ballastless Tracks for Conventional and High Speed Lines
  10. Ballastless Track Design
  11. Tutorial Ballastless Track Design
  12. Asphalt and Concrete Pavements for Ballastless Tracks Systems
  13. Substructure Requirements; Earthworks and Civil Structures

Trackworks II (Urban Rail Focus)

This module provides an introduction to the special features of Metro and light rail systems, the train track interactions, the track lay-out and alignment for urban rail systems, the track cross section design including trackside equipment, the ballastless track systems design for urban rail, the sources, propagation and impacts of noise and vibrations including measures to counteract, the design of special floating slab tracks the environmental impacts, the design of green tracks, the design and construction of tram-tracks, the embedded track systems.

Content:

  1. Introduction: Metro and Light Rail
  2. Train-track Interactions; General Requirements for Light Rail Systems.
  3. Alignment and Track Layout for Urban Rail Systems
  4. Cross-section Design, Track Equipment
  5. Ballastless Tracks for Urban Rail (LRT, Metro, Tram)
  6. Noise and Vibration; Sources, Propagation and Impacts
  7. Design of Floating Slab Tracks
  8. Tutorial Design of Floating Slab Tracks
  9. Environmental Impacts; Green Tracks
  10. Track Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Renewal
  11. Tram-tracks, Open Tracks
  12. Embedded Tracks

Train Control & Signalling Systems

This module introduces to the students to train control and signalling systems. The benefits and challenges of techniques used will be analysed. Turnout, signals, and all track based equipment, facilities, electronic interlocking and train control systems will be covered too. Risk analysis and assessment of electronic systems and management of train scheduling and transport risk will be discussed.

Content:

  1. Introduction
  2. Identification of Signalling Functions
  3. Turnouts and Signals
  4. Train Control Systems / Control Command Signalling
  5. Interlocking – Train Control Centres
  6. Risk Analysis of Electronic Systems
  7. Train Scheduling
  8. ERTMS (GSM-R and ETCS)
  9. Operational Risk Management
  10. Case Studies

Public Transport Planning

This course will give an introduction to public transport planning. The lecture will start with a discussion about the advantages / disadvantages and the functional characteristics of transit modes and their capacity. The geometry and types of transit lines and transit networks are the following topics. How to organize transfers and increase the transit speed to improve the passenger convenience and the efficiency of the public transport network are also topics discussed in this lecture. The introduction to public transport scheduling is the last topic in this lecture. The objective of this lecture is to provide in-depth knowledge about the planning and organizing of public transport networks.

Contents:

  1. Different kinds of transit modes and their functional characteristics; Bus, tram / streetcar; bus rapid transit (BRT); light rail transit (LRT); light rail rapid transit (LRRT); rail rapid transit (RRT, Metro, MRT, MTR) right-of-way, vehicle guidance, guided vehicles support, propulsion, TU driving and control
  2. Types of transit lines – Planning objectives of transit lines, line length, alignment, interconnections among lines (independent and integrated lines), radial lines, diametrical lines (transverse or through), tangential line (cross-town), circle or ring lines, loop lines, trunk with branches and feeders
  3. Rail transit network types – Radial networks, radial/circumferential networks, rectangular or grid network, ubiquitous networks
  4. Transfers – coordinated scheduling, classification of transfers by headway length and line type, transfer between local and express trains
  5. Increase of transit speed – Vehicle design and performance characteristics, intersection and street design, traffic signal priorities for transit, transit stops, improvement of transit operations elements
  6. Stopping regimes and stops – Accelerated rail transit operation with fixed stopping schedules
  7. Public transport scheduling: Trip building, – Calculation of headways, terminal times, cycle times, etc.; trip building for double tracks, single tracks and circle lines; exercise: trip building for single and double tracks.
  8. Public transport scheduling: Block building – assignment of cars / trains to all trips specified in the timetable; exercise: block building
  9. Public transport scheduling: Run-cutting – determination of work duties for individual drivers during the day; rough and precise estimation of necessary work duties; run-cutting procedure, preparation of duty flow paths, split duties; exercise: run-cutting
  10. Public transport scheduling: Fixed rotating duty rosters, – General structure of rotating duty rosters, preparation of the duty roster structure, development of duty sequences, duty arrangement in in the rotating duty roster); exercise fixed rotating duty rosters

For a limited time, we are offering a special module discount package. This is available to anyone who signs up for any Professional Certificate courses in Railway Engineering.

1 module – standard price
2 modules – 10% discount on total sum
3 modules – 15% discount on total sum
4 or more modules – 20% discount on total sum

We allow multiple individuals from the same organization to consolidate their module choices to benefit from the package. For example, if Company A is sending two employees for a total of 4 modules (2 modules per employee), Company A will receive a total of 20% discount on their total price paid.

To check if you are eligible for the discount, contact us to find out more.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Mr. Torsten Nielsen
Assistant Faculty Head, Railway Engineering
torsten.nielsen@tum-asia.edu.sg

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