6 ECTS credits
165 u studietijd

Aanbieding 1 met studiegidsnummer 4020271FNR voor alle studenten in het 1e en 2e semester met een gespecialiseerd master niveau.

Semester
1e en 2e semester
Inschrijving onder examencontract
Niet mogelijk
Beoordelingsvoet
Beoordeling (0 tot 20)
2e zittijd mogelijk
Ja
Inschrijvingsvereisten
Registration for Railway Infrastructure Technology is allowed if one has successfully accomplished or is registered for 30 ECTS of (semi)common courses of the standard learning path of the Master in Electromechanical Engineering, VTT track (Dutch program idem).
Onderwijstaal
Engels
Onder samenwerkingsakkoord
Onder interuniversitair akkoord mbt. opleiding
Faculteit
Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen
Verantwoordelijke vakgroep
Elektrotechniek-Energietechniek
Onderwijsteam
Philippe LATAIRE (titularis)
Onderdelen en contacturen
42 contacturen Hoorcollege
30 contacturen Werkvormen en Praktische Oef.
Inhoud

The course "Railway Technology" brings knowledge as described below.

1) Commissioning of railway traffic control systems.

This specific subject is taught by engineers of Infrabel.

2) Data transfer between rail infrastructure and railway vehicles.

This specific subject is taught by engineers of Infrabel.

3) Electric current transfer between overhead line and vehicle pantograph.

The subject is taught by engineers of Infrabel.

4) Liberalization of the transport market, legal aspects, organizational aspects.

A member of the executive committee of Infrabel gives a lecture on this subject.

5) Grounding, ground currents.

This specific subject is taught by engineers of Infrabel.

6) Remote control; design of a control center; remote fault detection and diagnosis.

This topic is closely related to railway infrastructure and is taught by engineers of Infrabel.

7) Influence of the harmonic components in the traction current and of the induced currents on ground electronic equipment.

This subject is taught by engineers of Infrabel.

8) Railway infrastructure; design of railways and railway structural works; exploitation conditions (railway unavailability).

This subject is taught by engineers of TucRail.

9) Railways traffic control, moving authority, Rail traffic management, Railway signalling, European Train Control System, GSM & GSM-R.

This subject is taught by engineers of Infrabel

Studiemateriaal
Handboek (Aanbevolen) : ETCS for Engineers, Peter Stanley, Eurail Press, 9783777104164, 2011
Handboek (Aanbevolen) : Compendium on ERTMS, European Rail Traffic Management System, Peter Winter, Eurail Press, 9783777103969
Bijkomende info

Multiple engineers participate in teaching this course. It is organized in collaboration with Université Libre de Bruxelles and Infrabel N.V., the Belgian railway network operator. The teaching language for each individual part is English. Dutch, French or both, is used in some cases, depending on the lecturer's choices. Simultaneous translation is foreseen in those cases.

Leerresultaten

General competences

Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering

The students must have acquired knowledge and understanding in the physical phenomena related with the operation of a railway transport system.

Knowledge oriented competences

Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of integrated structural design methods in the framework of a global design strategy

The students must have acquired knowledge and understanding in the structure, the operation and the characteristics of the Belgian railway transport system in European scope. One lecture is specifically devoted to structural design according to industry standard NBN 50126, 50129 and 50128.

Knowledge oriented competences

Additional knowledge oriented competence for major Transport Technology

Having a broad scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to design, produce and maintain complex mechanical, electrical and/or energy systems with a focus on products, systems and services. E.g. codepo project, courses around renewable, sustainable mobility...

The students must have acquired knowledge and understanding in the structure, the operation and the characteristics of a railway transport system in European scope.

Knowledge oriented competences

Additional knowledge oriented competence for major Transport Technology

Having an in depth scientific knowledge, understanding and skills in at least one of the subfields needed to design, produce, apply and maintain complex mechanical, electrical and/or energy systems

This knowledge, understanding and skills is specifically oriented to railway transport systems, inclusive electric traction.

Knowledge oriented competences

Additional knowledge oriented competence for major Transport Technology

Having an in-depth understanding of safety standards and rules with respect to mechanical, electrical and energy systems

Safety is an important issue which is addressed in multiple lectures of this course module. The same applies for RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety).

Scientific competences

Can reformulate complex engineering problems in order to solve them (simplifying assumptions, reducing complexity)

Multiple examples of reformulating railway transport system engineering aspects are presented during the lectures given by experts in the field.

Scientific competences

Can present and defend results in a scientifically sound way, using contemporary communication tools, for a national as well as for an international professional or lay audience

At the level of the exam, the students have to defend their understanding of all aspects of railway transport systems towards a board of examiners composed of industry experts.

Attitudes

Having consciousness of the ethical, social, environmental and economic context of his/her work and strives for sustainable solutions to engineering problems including safety and quality assurance aspects

The ethical, social, environmental and economic context of railway transport systems is highlighted by multiple lectures in this course module.

Attitudes

Having an attitude of life-long learning as needed for the future development of his/her career

The involvement of industry partners in this course module is closely related to recruitment needs in the specific industry needs. The lecturers insist on the needs for life-long learning during the engineers career.

Beoordelingsinformatie

De beoordeling bestaat uit volgende opdrachtcategorieën:
HOC Verslag bepaalt 100% van het eindcijfer

Binnen de categorie HOC Verslag dient men volgende opdrachten af te werken:

  • exam met een wegingsfactor 1 en aldus 100% van het totale eindcijfer.

Aanvullende info mbt evaluatie

Interview examination by a panel of lecturers involved in the courses.

Academische context

Deze aanbieding maakt deel uit van de volgende studieplannen:
Master of Electromechanical Engineering: Vehicle Technology and Transport (enkel aangeboden in het Engels)