Courses & Units

Track Design and Construction JEE155

Darlinghurst - Sydney


Maintenance of rail track is simply the process of restoring degraded track to its original design state. Consequently, rigorous engineering based design and construction using informed knowledge of standards and current practices, with due attention to sound principles of risk mitigation and on budget, is essential to the running of a successful profitable railway. Design includes geometric alignment of the track, careful selection of track components based on engineering analysis, and considerations of the factors affecting track stability. Careful planning is important not only to having a successful construction project but also to ensuring that the many interfaces that can impact a project have been consulted and considered; those interfaces are not only within the rail system but often with the public.


Unit name Track Design and Construction
Unit code JEE155
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Mark Symes

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Darlinghurst - Sydney Summer school Off-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Summer school 2/1/2020 13/1/2020 28/1/2020 23/2/2020

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Learning Outcomes

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

1. Identify the important features of track alignment design and construction

2. Examine the relationship between track and train dimensions, track alignment and stability

3. Identify safety and environmental aspects of the construction activity, including site induction, hazard identification and management, and safe working procedures.

4. Demonstrate a processes to manage the progress and communication of the construction activities, expenditure, system integrity, and hand back of completed work to the nominated maintainer/owner


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Teaching Pattern

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


AT1 Online quiz 10%

AT2 Short answer written responses 30%

AT3 Written team report 60%

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