This is a new qualification Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals which covers all aspects of railway control engineering at a foundation level. This is a stand-alone qualification in addition to the mandatory pre-qualifier for all wishing to sit the Advanced Diploma In Railway Control Engineering in the future.
The Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals will be suitable for a much wider group of people working on or around railway control and communications systems than the full IRSE professional exam. Junior signalling and telecoms engineers, project managers, project planners, software developers and managers of contractors and sub-contractors will demonstrate a broad knowledge of railway control and communications systems engineering by passing this module.
The syllabus for the Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals (module A) is in the document library below and questions will cover all 11 learning objectives:
Exam papers will not be published however candidates will be given access to an online practice paper when they have applied to sit the module.
IRSE members and non-members can download support materials, included reading list and study guide, for Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals (module A) from the document library below. Note that study videos are also available on IRSE's Vimeo channel via https://vimeo.com/showcase/study.
There are no prerequisites to sit the Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals (module A). IRSE members and non-members are encouraged to study for, and to sit, the module.
Applications to sit the Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals (module A) will open in early 2021 to sit the exam on Saturday 2 October. 2021. Details will be announced on the main exam webpage, through IRSE member ebulletins and via social media.
There will be no exam centres in 2021, with all exam candidates sitting the exam at a suitable location for them. Candidates will need a computer or laptop and a reliable internet connection which can access the exam website and software. Candidates will be given access to practice sessions to ensure that this works for them.