Courses & Units

Turnouts JEE156

Rozelle - Sydney

Introduction

Turnouts, switches and crossings allow a train to go from one track to another in the train’s path through the often multifaceted web of tracks in a modern railway system. Turnouts, therefore, are critically important and expensive items of infrastructure. They are subjected to very high forces and must be designed, installed, and maintained with great care. They are complex devices with unique operating characteristics, and in which distinctive types of defects occur.

Summary

Unit name Turnouts
Unit code JEE156
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator

Mark 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 the types of turnouts, and their main components, which are commonly used in a suburban network.

2. List the applications, advantages and disadvantages of those types of turnouts.

3. Diagnose defects in those commonly used turnouts using applicable rail standards.

4. Explain why some characteristics of turnouts are stipulated in asset owner policies.

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 Online quiz 30%

AT2 Short answer written responses 30%

AT3 Online discussion forum 40%

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Textbooks

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