Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marin Marinov
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) published in its final definitive form in 2013. For re-use rights please refer to the publishers terms and conditions.
In this paper we analyse MSc Curriculum Development in Rail Freight and Logistics: a Lever to Establish Joint Degrees (findings and developments from the RiFLE project, funded be the LLL programme (ERASMUS) of the EC). Specifically, the paper presents four alternative curricula of MSc course in Rail Freight and Logistics developed within the RiFLE LLP/Erasmus project. They are discussed from the perspectives of students at the partner universities in Newcastle, Rome, Sofia and Ingolstadt. Each curriculum consists of a number of subjects so that a student can be granted 90 ECTS. The subjects identified are grouped by 6 key streams: Logistics; Technology and Management of Rail Transport; Rail and Logistics Infrastructure; Management and Marketing in Rail Freight and Logistics; Safety, Security and Risk Management; Transport Planning and Economics. The outcomes of the project and especially the curricula provide the necessary lever to establish and implement a possible joint degree programme in rail freight and logistics involving the universities of the participating countries in the future.
Author(s): Marinov M, Karagyozov K, Todorova M, Dzhaleva A
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: 21st International Scientific Conference - TRANSPORT 2013
Year of Conference: 2013
Online publication date: 10/10/2013
Date deposited: 22/07/2013