Core and general skills
Acquiring advanced knowledge and being able to demonstrate, in the context of scientific, technological or highly specialized research, a solid and specialized understanding of theoretical and practical aspects, as well as the work methods in one or more fields of study.
Ability to apply and integrate their knowledge, their understanding of such, in addition to their scientific reasoning and problem-solving abilities in new and undefined environments, including multidisciplinary contexts involving highly specialized researchers and practitioners.
Knowing how to evaluate and select the most appropriate scientific theoretical framework and methodology from their fields of study to formulate opinions on the basis of incomplete or limited information including, when necessary and appropriate, their views on social responsibility issues or the ethical repercussions linked to the solution proposed in each case.
Being able to predict and control the evolution of complex situations by developing new and innovative work methodologies adapted to the specific scientific/research, technological or professional field, generally multidisciplinary, in which they work.
Being able to communicate findings from scientific and technological research, including those of a highly innovative nature, as well as the most relevant foundations on which these are based to a specialized or lay audience in a clear and unambiguous manner.
Building the confidence necessary to participate in research projects and scientific and technological collaborations within their field of expertise, in interdisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, involving significant knowledge transfer.
Being able to take responsibility for their own professional development and specialization in one or more fields of expertise.
Thoroughly understanding the different types of railway signaling, including the basic safety principles on the movement of trains, on-board systems and route signaling components, interlocking and ATP/ATO systems, as well as possessing the competency to design these systems.
Understanding the new European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and analyzing the subsystems it is comprised of.
Applying the analysis, design and development principles of railway systems that demonstrate Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS).
Designing IT systems for railway control and monitoring, including its functionality, hardware and software architecture, and its integration in control centers.
Optimizing the design of signaling and traffic control to improve transport capacity by using advanced techniques and tools: design of ATO processes, automatic routing and traffic regulation on metropolitan and long-haul lines.
Thoroughly understanding railway infrastructure from a civil engineering perspective, including highway engineering.
Designing loading stations and terminals, applied to conventional, metropolitan and high speed railways.
Analyzing and designing the different components that make up railway catenary systems on conventional, urban and high speed lines, including the calculation of forces on these components.
Calculating and designing the electrical infrastructure of conventional, metropolitan and high-speed railways.
Understanding the general and specific aspects of rolling stock and distinguishing the components that comprise it, as well as understanding the rules governing its operation, from the functionality perspective of the vehicles to its technical make-up, to infrastructure and signaling.
Distinguishing the specific features of the rolling stock of metropolitan services, trams and local trains, the components that comprise it and the main differences, both regarding its development and design, as well as its operation and maintenance.
Applying the general principles of electric traction to all types of trains and being aware of their relationship with the trains' ancillary services.
Thoroughly understanding the high-speed system and particularly the technological specificities of the high-speed rolling stock, as well as all characteristics concerning high-speed subsystems and trains used for long-distance passenger services.
Calculating and designing the dynamics of rolling stock, integrating theoretical knowledge with the use of simulators, thereby enabling analysis of the interaction with the track and research on the causes of possible accidents in order to prevent them.
Distinguishing between the different brake systems, functionality and formation, and associating them with the signaling and operating procedures.
Planning the range of passenger and goods transport services, timetables, train management, and analyzing their relationship with the capacity management of the railway infrastructure.
Developing management skills, both for carrying out work as well as for establishing personal relationships, within and outside the organization, which in turn may optimize performance.
Recognizing a company's HR management models.
Integrating knowledge and addressing the more complex aspects associated with formulating opinions on the basis of incomplete or limited information, including views on social and ethical responsibility issues linked to the application of knowledge and views.
Once all curricular credits have been obtained, drawing up, presenting and defending an original piece of work, carried out individually and consisting of a comprehensive railway systems project, before a university evaluation board.