1 x lecture 120 minutes weekly, 1 x tutorial 12 minutes weekly
All track engineering activities and planning are undertaken with the purpose of ensuring a successful, profitable and safe railway business. A significant purpose of the management of the business is to ensure that the maintenance of rail infrastructure is appropriately funded and aligns with the strategic, operational and safety plans of the organisation. Ultimately the goal of all management and track engineering is that trains can run on time, and provide the service for the paying customers. This unit introduces you to management and planning processes in a railway business, and the issues related to train operations, which control or affect the engineer’s work. Because this unit provides you with an overview of management and operations, it is introduced in the first half of the course, to help you understand the context of the work which you will do as a track engineer.
|Unit name||Management and Operations|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate familiarity with the basic structure and processes involved in management of a railway business and of its assets to provide a business-wide context for the work of the railway infrastructure engineer.
- Describe and explain the principles of train operations to assist with the planning and execution of track possessions.
- Describe and apply the principles of signalling to train operations.
- Apply risk assessment to safely manage rail infrastructure for the public and rail personnel.
- Explain and apply the process for investigating a train incident to help prevent future incidents.
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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