Advance your career in rail track engineering with unique Diploma-level training designed by industry, for industry.
This Diploma is the essential start to your specialisation in rail track engineering, with rail-specific content that’s designed to challenge your existing skills and knowledge.
You’ll gain a grounding in the entire track engineering cycle, from design to commissioning and maintenance. This qualification will broaden your understanding of rail standards and build your networks. You’ll learn from industry experts with extensive rail experience.
The Diploma is suitable for:
- Engineers looking to add rail track skills to transition into transport infrastructure
- Experienced rail engineers and technicians looking to broaden their knowledge
- Recent graduates (3 years’ experience or more) working towards a career in rail
The qualification is offered fully online through a blended delivery format - combining online learning with face-to-face workshops to connect you with your peers.
This course is delivered by the University of Tasmania in partnership with Engineering Education Australia and Transport for NSW.
Semester Two 2022, commences 11 July
Enrolments for this qualification are managed by the University of Tasmania.
Participants can enrol in full or part time study for this qualification.
Full time: 12 months (4 units per semester)
Part time: 24 months (2 units per semester)
- Explain the role, behaviour, degradation and repair of rail track components.
- Calculate 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 behaviour and values.
Graduates will have levels of knowledge of rail 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. They will be equipped to communicate and work with stakeholders and ensure the track meets rail industry standards.
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Is this course for you?
The Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail) is open to participants from diverse technical backgrounds, experiences and qualifications. Engineers, technicians, and non-engineering specialists will all benefit from this course.
Study commitments are flexible, to accommodate work and family commitments and students are advised to study two (2) units per semester.
This course is restricted to participants who have:
- A minimum of three years of industry experience and current employment in the industry; and
- A Certificate III or higher in engineering or a related field.
Participants from all other educational backgrounds can enquire online for advice on other course options.
Units of study
Participants are required to complete the following eight core units:
- JEE150 Application of Track Engineering
- JEE151 Fundamentals of Track Engineering*
- JEE152 Management and Operations
- JEE153 Track - Train Interactions
- JEE154 Track Defects and Maintenance
- JEE155 Track Design and Construction
- JEE156 Turnouts
- JEE157 Associated Infrastructure*
For full unit details, please visit The University of Tasmania website.
*New students are strongly advised to enrol in the two essential units JEE151 and JEE157.