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Free online course on Railway Systems Engineering

For the second time, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands offers a free online course on Railway Systems Engineering through the online learning platform edX. From all over the world, people interested in the industry can enroll for free to learn about the complexity and connectivity behind a daily train ride. The course starts on April 25.

“With this MOOC we tend to give a large international audience the opportunity to get familiar with the technology behind railway designs, people flow, operations, delays and maintenance. And most importantly; how all these aspects are related to each other”, said Joris van Dijk from the department of Railway Engineering at TU Delft.

Course content

Throughout the course, students compare the Dutch situation to rail networks in other countries, says Van Dijk. “We analyse differences and similarities and within our interactive World Map, users can share and compare information and imagery themselves. Since rail networks can be found anywhere in the world, this is a great way to see how challenges are approached across the globe and what we can learn from these insights and perspectives.”

The Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) will be given over a period of six weeks with four to five hours a week of study material, and as such, is especially developed for people with a full-time job or study. The course can be followed for free anywhere in the world through the international online learning platform edX. The first session takes place on April 25 2018. Registration can be done here.

Watch a short introduction video about the course here:

Author: Carlijn Kruidhof

Carlijn Kruidhof is editor for and She also writes for the other business-to-business titles of ProMedia Group.

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