A stand-alone module of our established and highly respected Railway Management Certificate Program, this residential five-day program in Pueblo, CO, covers the essentials of railway engineering and technology from a managerial perspective.
MODULE 3 • PUEBLO, CO
RAILWAY ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SEPTEMBER 9-13 2024
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A stand-alone module of our established and highly respected Railway Management Certificate Program offering a mix of lectures, site visits, group exercises and subject matter expert presentations. This residential five-day program covers the essentials of railway engineering and technology with a managerial perspective. We combine classroom presentation of concepts with discussions led by rail industry subject matter experts and site visits to see railroad technology and R&D in action. Railway Engineering and Technology brings together many aspects of the complex railway ecosystem. KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of the program, participants will have improved their understanding of the following engineering and technological topics, which can impact managing today’s and tomorrow’s railroad: • Railway Engineering, Technology and Research and Development Policy • Vehicle Dynamics • Infrastructure - Track, Bridges, and other structures
• Motive Power and Rolling Stock • Concepts of Railway Control and Signaling / Communications • Hazardous Materials and Incident Response • Applications for telematics and sensors WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• Railroad superintendents, trainmasters, and middle managers from transportation and support functions with capacity to perform at higher levels • Managers/leaders with limited railroad industry education requiring learning opportunities beyond their experience • Shippers and suppliers needing to learn about the business of railroading to build better relationships to improve performance, communication and understanding • Staff of rail agencies, regulators, policy bodies, and state/local government • Railroad company new hires, interns, etc.
MONDAY R&D policy, vehicle dynamics, brake systems
TUESDAY On site at R&D facility
WEDNESDAY Rail Rolling Mill Visit; Locomotives and Rolling Stock topics
THURSDAY On site at R&D and Laboratory facility
FRIDAY R&D Practical Issues and Summary
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SITE VISIT INFORMATION R&D and Testing Facility
• Includes instructional materials and site visits, faculty/staff support, overnight hotel rooms, daily breakfast and lunch • Transportation to and from the program, and dinner most nights are not included • Discounts are available for multiple participants from the same company and for early registration • To utilize the best in adult learning practices, class size will be limited to twenty-five participants
FACULTY AND SPEAKERS NICK LITTLE, FACULTY LEADER
is the Director Railway Education, Center for Railway Research and Education (MSU/CRRE). Before joining the CRRE team, Nick had a career with British Railways, supply chain management, and executive education. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY from the #1 ranked University for both graduate and undergraduate Supply Chain Management programs for many years (US News & World Report).
Subject matter experts will join for guest lectures and presentations.
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