Passing the Advanced Diploma in Railway Control Engineering (IRSE Professional Exam) provides one of the main routes to corporate membership of the Institution and can provide additional qualifications for professional registration
It is designed to test candidates' knowledge of railway signal and telecommunications principles and practices and is modular in nature, allowing students to answer questions that are relevant to their particular subject specialism and experience. An additional qualification is also available, called Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals.
The exam regulations ensure that all candidates are given the same opportunities and that the examinations are conducted in a fair manner, we advise that you read these regulations before applying to take the exam.
Awards are available to candidates who achieve outstanding marks in the exam.
Exams are held twice a year
Subject to Education & Professional Development Committee agreement,
- those wishing to sit the Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals (Module A) can do so in March and October each year - the next date is Saturday 7 October 2023 - this is open to IRSE members and non-members
- those wishing to sit between one and three of the Advanced Diploma modules (Module B, Module C and Module D) can do so in October each year - the next date is Saturday 7 October 2023 - this is only open to IRSE members who have passed an exam module previously and who are up-to-date with their subscription fees
No dates have yet been announced for 2024.