Courses & Units

Associated Infrastructure JEE157

Rozelle - Sydney


Trains run on tracks within the rail corridor, which is a defined strip of land for the exclusive purpose of the railway business. However, within that corridor there are many items and infrastructure not only to ensure that trains can run effectively, efficiently and economically, but also to allow the passage of cars, pedestrians, passengers, freight, etc within the corridor, over it, under it, and through it. Some examples of that infrastructure include bridges, platforms, electrical substations, overhead wiring, tunnels, buildings of many types, signalling masts and related equipment, etc. Knowledge of issues that can be associated with that infrastructure, as well as need for its maintenance, will help the track engineer to ensure the continued passage of trains, customers and products throughout the rail corridor. This unit, Associated Infrastructure, will introduce you to most of that infrastructure, its types, roles, defects and maintenance. The unit is located early in your course to help you maintain a broad view of the responsibilities of the track engineer beyond being concerned with just the track itself.


Unit name Associated Infrastructure
Unit code JEE157
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Mr Mark Symes
Available as student elective? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • List and describe the types of non-track rail infrastructure for efficient management of infrastructure in the rail corridor
  • Explain the sources of loads to which non-track infrastructure may be subjected to assist with effective maintenance of the infrastructure
  • Describe the role of traction, signaling and communication infrastructure for the smooth interfacing of that infrastructure with train operations
  • Describe, categorise and evaluate defects in non-track infrastructure to enable appropriate repairs to be made to those defects.
  • Detail the process for investigating and responding to a rail structure incident to allow the normal operation of trains to recommence as quickly as possible.
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039907 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

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