This unit has two compatible parts. The first part of the unit is focused on track maintenance and the second on applications of much of the course learning to incidents and case studies. Both parts of the unit require the drawing together of aspects of design, construction, management, operations, associated infrastructure, turnouts and track behaviour. The intention of this unit is that you obtain a more wholistic view of this rail Diploma course and of the topics you’ve learned and help you synthesise an overview of the infrastructure part of a rail business. You are studying this unit in the latter part of your course so that you can draw upon and relate together the more detailed knowledge and skills you developed in earlier units. The assessments in this unit are designed to help build a reflective and synergistic approach to your work in the rail industry.
|Unit name||Track Maintenance and Applications|
|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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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Plan and manage operations for maintaining rails and special trackwork to ensure efficient deployment of railway resources.
- Determine when, why and how ballast should be maintained for the safe operation of trains.
- Identify and describe track drainage problems and determine appropriate methods for their rectification to help prevent rapid deterioration of the track structure.
- Communicate with stakeholders in a railway business to ensure effective operation of the business.
- Plan interfaces and inputs for rail track projects.
- Work in a team to prepare recommendations in response to a major track maintenance incident for a professional audience
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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|Assessment||Report (50%)|Short Essay Questions (50%)|
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