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Undergraduate | TAS-JEE156 | 2024

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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
14 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, the students should be able to:

    1. Identify the types of turnouts, and their main components, which are commonly used in a suburban network so that the infrastructure engineer can install and maintain turnouts appropriately.
    2. List the applications, advantages and disadvantages of those types of turnouts to help ensure informed choice of turnout for a particular application.
    3. Diagnose defects in those commonly used turnouts using applicable rail standards to assist with determining appropriate rectification of those defects.
    4. Explain the appropriate selection of turnout properties.
    5. Describe turnout operation, performance and technology in different operating conditions.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • TAS-ENR-DIP-2024 - Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail Specialisation)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: During the semester there are four 1-hour web conferences.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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