Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail Specialisation)
Get on track for a career in rail engineering
Dive into designing, constructing, commissioning, monitoring, maintaining and managing a section of track. Build skills to communicate and ensure the track meets standards.
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- 25 Jun 23
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Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Explain the role, behavior, degradation and repair of rail track components
- Solve forces, stresses and actions induced by interaction between the track and trains
- Demonstrate the key steps involved in the design of track alignment and components
- Develop base plans for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure in the rail corridor, including liaison with relevant stakeholders
- Distinguish the important operational, safety and environmental issues involved in infrastructure related incidents
- Describe the management of a rail business, including the management of assets and of train scheduling
- Demonstrate ethical, professional and team-supportive behavior and values
Graduates of the Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail) will have levels of knowledge of track engineering, legislation and regulation, such that they can operate under professional supervision in designing, constructing, commissioning, monitoring, maintaining and managing a section of track and have skills to communicate and interact with stakeholders in ensuring the track meets the operational performance standards of the railway business.
Higher education via OUA
Successful completion of any 2 OUA open access subjects of study at the equivalent AQF level, unless otherwise specified.
Work and Life
Supporting Statement/Personal Competency Statement with extensive or sustained work experience. Minimum 3 years industry experience.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The program, through the initial specialisation of Rail, is aimed at engineering personnel intending to work in the management, design, construction and maintenance of track and associated infrastructure, and it fills a critical knowledge and skills gap not currently being addressed in the tertiary sector.
The Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail) specialisation is designed to provide upskilling for professional engineers, engineering graduates and technically qualified staff interested in reskilling to pursue a role in track engineering. You will learn from staff who are at the forefront of their discipline and industry experts with extensive rail experience in workshops, group work and discussion forums.
A graduate of the program with a speciailisation in Rail will have levels of knowledge of track engineering, legislation and regulation, such that they can operate under professional supervision in designing, constructing, commissioning, monitoring, maintaining and managing a section of track and have skills to communicate and interact with stakeholders in ensuring the track meets the operational performance standards of the railway business.
Recommended Study Pattern
Completion of 8 core subjects from the schedule below:
The course is only available for part-time study.
- TAS-JEE151 Fundamentals of Track Engineering*
- TAS-JEE157 Associated Infrastructure*
- TAS-JEE155 Track Design
- TAS-JEE150 Railway Construction
- TAS-JEE152 Management and Operations**
- TAS-JEE156 Turnouts**
- TAS-JEE154 Track Maintenance and Applications
- TAS-JEE153 Track Defects and Track-Train Interactions
*Students must take JEE151 and JEE157 in Semester 1.
**Students must take JEE152 and JEE156 in Semester 2.
Satisfactory completion of 8 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 2-5 years from commencement.
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