Courses & Units

Railway Construction JEE150


In previous units you have learned about the components making up the structure of a track in the rail corridor, as well as learning about the broad range of other infrastructure within the corridor for which the civil engineer would be responsible. Everything within the corridor had to be built and needs to be maintained, and design of infrastructure is pointless without its eventual construction. This unit is built around a comprehensive and multi-faceted case study in which you will work on interdependent construction projects within an overarching infrastructure development scenario. You will work in a team of colleagues within this unit, because the amount of work involved in each project requires a team effort, but also because all infrastructure construction in the rail industry requires teams drawn from many disciplines. Interaction and collaboration of the teams in this unit is an essential part of the learning and of the assessment. Your participation in and contribution to your team and its project and responsibilities will be closely assessed and will be considered in setting the final grade in this unit.


Unit name Railway Construction
Unit code JEE150
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Mr Mark Symes
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Produce rail construction project plans for efficient project execution
  • Establish rail site communication processes to control quality and risk in projects
  • Describe and develop processes for managing the full lifecycle of railway construction projects to ensure efficient use of resources
  • Establish processes for managing safety and the environment in a rail project to minimise harm to people, resources and the environment
  • Work as a functional, effective member of the team and of a group of teams to achieve success in the planning of a construction project
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
039907 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00

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Teaching Pattern

All assessment, study material, schedules, written guides, etc are presented to students via MyLO.  During the semester there are four 1-hour web conferences in each unit. These web conferences are recorded for future access by students if desired.

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