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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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon successful completion of this program, the student 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.
Holds a minimum of a certificate 3 in a related engineering qualification.
Work and Life
Minimum of 3 years of industry expereince.
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 course, 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 course 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
Year 1. 8 subjects in the first year including:
8 core subject:
- JEE151 Fundamentals of Track Engineering
- JEE153 Track–Train Interactions
- JEE155 Track Design and Construction
- JEE156 Turnouts
- JEE150 Railway Construction
- JEE152 Management and Operations
- JEE154 Track Defects and Maintenance
- JEE157 Associated Infrastructure
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