knowledge of railway engineering from a holistic perspective - Khalid Saleem
"The courses also helped me in fulfilling the requirements of continuing education needed to maintain my chartered and registered engineer status in Australia and UK."
While working on transport infrastructure projects as Senior Engineering Manager, Khalid Saleem participated in the online courses Railway Engineering: An Integral Approach and Railway Engineering: Track and Train Interaction. Read about his experience.
What was your motivation for enrolling in the course? What benefit will this bring to your day-to-day work, career and/or company?
I like to keep myself up to date with technical knowledge and advancements in the field of engineering and management. My motivation for enrolling in the Railway Engineering Courses was continuing professional development and refreshing of my knowledge of railway engineering from a holistic perspective.
It was great to find these online courses in Railway Engineering by TU Delft as they are not available here in Australia. The courses also helped me in fulfilling the requirements of continuing education needed to maintain my chartered and registered engineer status in Australia and UK.
How would you describe your online learning experience?
I thoroughly enjoyed the online learning experience. The courses content was practical and to the right level of detail for someone with a busy schedule to grasp the concepts in their own time. The course delivery was excellent and the interaction with peers from all over the world was invaluable in terms of looking at concepts from various perspectives.
I really liked the flexibility to be able to study and work on assignments when it suited me whilst working full time and having time with the family at the same time. The courses provided me the opportunity to refresh my knowledge and I am hoping that I will be able to apply some of the new things that I have learnt in my work as an Engineer and a Manager.
What did you think of the online learning environment?
The online learning environment was brilliant. The courses structure, assessment and required assignments were clearly mapped out along with the important timelines and when assignments were due. The study materials were easily accessible and comprehensible. Feedback was available from the teaching staff as well as other students undertaking the course with opportunities to collaborate and discuss topics from different perspectives. It was also really easy to track one’s progress in the courses.
What is your advice to someone who would like to take a similar online course?
I would recommend that anyone interested in continuing professional development and studying in a flexible environment with interaction and exchange of knowledge with peers from all over the world, and with support from the learned faculty of a top university should try the online railway engineering courses offered by TU Delft.