SIAFInternational is a broad consensus in the railway community about the growing importance of railways with massive investments expected in the years and decades to come. In this 21st century, railways are more and more recognized as an important mode of transportation contributing to an improved mobility of goods and people.
For railways to gain a competitive advantage, the entire sector has to attract and retain the best available talents in the job market and make full use of the intellectual and innovative potential of those talents by relentlessly investing into their developments.
Already today, and more so in the future, the rail sector will need the potential of internationally-minded managers, with a sharp awareness of the new context of the transport sector and its environment, with a good comprehension of the key challenges at international level and deep understanding of business approaches and socio-economic challenges.
The SIAFInternational programme actively addresses those talents (young and experienced) with a strong appetite for international collaboration and willing to extend their skills and competencies beyond their areas of technical expertise. Attending the SIAFInternational Programme provides an opportunity for them to obtain a comprehensive overview of strategic issues for railways and put their learning into practice throughout the entire programme.
Online course in Rail Asset Management
Duration 4 weeks
First session starts 15 January 2018
- Join an online RAM Community
- Interact with your peers and with RAM experts
- Learn by doing
- Earn badges as you progress
- Start a pathway to becoming a RAM expert
in order to:
- To acquire a set of competencies in Railway Asset Management (RAM) allowing
- managers to understand the opportunities offered and the resources required by an Asset Management system
- economists to understand the technical aspects, and engineers to understand the economical/managerial aspects behind RAM
- graduates in economics and engineering to start a career in RAM
RAM 1 Railway Asset Management: what Competencies?
practice in using the Institute for Asset Management’s competency framework
RAM 2 Rail Asset Management Principles and Regulatory Framework
ISO 55000 principles, UIC guideline
practice in assessing the maturity of an organisation
RAM 3 Rail Asset Portfolio
characteristics of rail assets, data
relationships between assets and operations/budget
RAM 4 Case studies
RAM 4.1 Infrastructure
RAM 4.2 Energy
RAM 4.3 Signalling
RAM 4.4 Operations
The course has a weekly “pulse”: weekly course material, weekly assignments, weekly deadlines
Workload: Minimum / recommended /maximum: 8 / 22 / 30 hours, depending on the level of engagement in the module:
- Awareness: pick and choose contents and activities
- Participation: go through all content and perform all activities
- Contribution: participation + application to a real life example
- Assessment: Questionnaires, self-assessment, peer-assessment, tutor assessment
- Certificate: Open Badge delivered, based on the engagement of the participant in the modules