Courses & Units

Associated Infrastructure JEE157


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 an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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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, signalling, and communication infrastructure in the operation of trains.
  • Describe, categorise and evaluate defects in non-track infrastructure to enable appropriate repairs.
  • Detail the process for investigating and responding to a rail structure incident.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
039907 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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Teaching Pattern

All assessment, study material, schedules, written guides, etc are presented to students via MyLO.  During the semester there are four 1-hour web conferences in each unit. These web conferences are recorded for future access by students if desired.

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