Courses & Units

Track Defects and Maintenance JEE154

Rozelle - Sydney

Introduction

There are many types of defects which inevitably occur in railway track, and identifying and rectifying those defects is what maintenance is all about. The most critical defects occur within the steel rails and insufficient awareness of such defects has led to many train disasters over the decades. Knowing how to detect and classify track defects and applying good maintenance process is essential in track engineering as is the knowledge of how those defects may affect the longevity of track components. Planning and managing maintenance needs careful attention to ensure the safety and operational requirements of the railway are sustained, while at the same time keeping costs to a realistic minimum.

Summary

Unit name Track Defects and Maintenance
Unit code JEE154
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator

rk Symes

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

1. Identify track defects and their effects on the life of the track

2. Describe rail defects and how risks are mitigated using methods of detection and maintenance

3. Identify operations for maintaining rails and special trackwork

4. Outline the management of track defect and maintenance incidents

Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution Grandfathered Student Contribution Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution Domestic Full Fee
039907 $993.0 $993.0 not applicable $2,798.0

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x lecture 120 minutes weekly, 1 x tutorial 120 minutes weekly

Assessment

AT1 Short answer written responses 40%

AT2 Written report 60%

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Textbooks

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