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|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
Martin Murray & Michael Hickey
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Semester 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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||Grandfathered Student Contribution||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution||Domestic Full Fee|
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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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