Railway Engineering

What is it?

Rail Engineering encompasses, you’ve guessed it, railways and trains. The rail network both within the UK, and across the world, is extremely complex and requires thousands of people to keep it working at its optimum as well as working on expanding what is already in place. One of the biggest engineering projects in the UK right now is HS2 and it requires engineers from across multiple disciplines. Railway engineers are responsible for building and servicing the mechanical and electrical systems on train engines and other rolling stock.  

Where can I study and at what level?

The below GBSIoT institutions offer this subject area. Levels range from level 2 (post GCSE) to degree:

At the links above you can view courses in more detail as well as view entry requirements.


Confused about what pathway you can take?

These handy graphics to the right show what qualifications you need to progress in this course area, and the pathways needed to find your future career.

*Graphic from WMCA Engineering and Manufacturing Regional Training Plan – view the full report here

Where could it lead?

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