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MSc Curriculum Development in rail Freight and Logistics: A lever to establish joint degrees

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Abstract

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.


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Author(s): Marinov M, Karagyozov K, Todorova M, Dzhaleva A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Mechanics, Transport, Communications: Academic Journal

Year: 2013

Volume: 11

Issue: 3

Date deposited: 28/09/2013

ISSN (electronic): 1312-3823

Publisher: MTC-aj.com

URL: http://www.mtc-aj.com/php/welcome.php?lang=gb


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