Courses & Units

Fundamentals of Track Engineering JEE151

Rozelle - Sydney


Before getting into the details of track and all its complexities, it is important that you become aware of the broad range of functions and components of a railway, the many operational sections which keep the train system operating,and the material properties from which the components are made. The investigation into how those sections affect the work you will do in track engineering. Nothing happens in isolation in the modern railway, with finances and public relations being as important as a good quality track in keeping customers using your railway.


Unit name Fundamentals of Track Engineering
Unit code JEE151
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Martin Murray & Michael Hickey

Teaching staff

Grant Mete

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. Describe and explain the various functional sections of a modern railway and components of main track.
2. Make informed comment on the role of each of those sections in contributing to and dealing with major railway incidents.
3. Evaluate and explain your railway competencies, your part within the rail organization and plan your professional development.
4. Explain track behaviour, defect development and important consequences of the dynamic interaction between track components


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
039907 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,798.00

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Teaching Pattern

1 x lecture 120 minutes weekly and 1 x tutorial 120 minutes weekly


AT1 Incident analysis 60%

At 2 Online Quiz 30%

At 3 Reflective report 10%

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