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                            Australian rail industry and academic                                                             and commercialisation of rail technologies.         Tailored rail training packages can also be
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                                                                                                                                                                                         Provides broad, systematic and multidisciplinary         dealing with equipment at the individual unit        This course requires the student to perform
                                                                                                                                                                                         knowledge and skills for railway signal engineers        or subsystem level. Students are required to         background research in the area of their project;
                                                                                                                                                                                         and technologists on the role of signalling in safe      demonstrate a professional understanding of          establish project goals, as well as a plan for the
                                                                                                                                                                                         railway operation and on signalling principles and       the factors to be considered when applying           completion of their research/investigation work.

                                                                                                                                                                                         equipment. This will provide the foundation on           signalling and communications equipment              On successful completion of the course, students
                                                                                                                                                                                         which the remaining courses within the Diploma           at all stages in the lifecycle (including research   should have demonstared their ability to identify
                                                                                                                                                                                         will build. Attention will be focused on the current     and development), from specification to              a suitable problem relevant to their area of work,
                                                                                                                                                                                         business environment of the rail industry and            replacement. The content of this course share        determined an appropriate research methodology,
                                                                                                                                                                                         the demand for quality and safety management             much commonality with the IRSE examination           conducted adequate literature survey, as well
                                                                                                                                                                                         practices in the delivery of signalling systems. The     modules ‘Signalling and Control Equipment,           as developed and communicated a plan for the
                                                                                                                                                                                         content of this course shares much commonality           Applications Engineering’ and ‘Communications        completion of the proposed project.
                                                                                                                                                                                         with the IRSE examination module ‘Safety of Railway      Engineering Applications Engineering’.
                            course description                                   course structure                                         current fees, session details and              Signalling and Communications’.                                                                               cpd 8 railway signalling project
                            Developed as a cooperative project between           GRADUATE CERTIfICATE In RAILWAy                          enrolments                                                                                              cpd 5 signalling systems, management                 implementation 1
                            the rail industry and CQUniversity, this course      SIGnALLInG                                               Contact 13cquni (13 27 86) or                  cpd 2 signalling principles                              and engineering                                      This course follows on from CPD7 and requires
                            captures the knowledge and expertise of long-        CPD1 Signalling and safe rail operations        for latest      Provides a fundamental understanding of                  Assists students to further develop a Systems        the student to implement investigation and
                            term railway signalling engineers working in         CPD2 Signalling principles                               enrolment deadlines, fees and session dates.   Signalling and Signalling systems from first             Engineering perspective of Railway Signalling,       research in the area of their project; in accordance
                            the Australian rail industry. It is provided as a    CPD3 Signalling layout                                   One intake per year –                          principles, and ensures that students can apply          Control and communications systems and to            with the established project goals and project
                            professional development program for people          GRADUATE DIPLOMA In RAILWAy SIGnALLInG                   Autumn commencement                            this knowledge in a safe, fit for purpose and cost       develop professional skills for the integration      plan, and to communicate their findings
                            working in the rail industry. The course offers      CPD4 Signalling applications engineering                 (february)                                     effective manner. Students must be able to show          of many subsystems and diverse equipment             to a professional audience. On successful
                            a good understanding of signalling and the           CPD5 Signalling system, management and                                                                  in their work that the issues that arise when            in a professional manner. The content of             completion of this course, students should have
                            telecommunication environment and covers             engineering                                                                                             multiple units of equipment of diverse types are         this course shares substantial commonality           demonstrated their ability to complete planned
                            the topics of safety and best practice signalling.   CPD6 Signalling research/investigation project                                                          combined have been taken into account. The               with the IRSE examination module ‘Systems,           tasks within the duration of the term, applied
                            The Program is recognised by the International       MASTER Of RAILWAy SIGnALLInG                                                                            content of this course is aligned with the IRSE          Management and Engineering’.                         suitable research methodology towards the
                            Institute of Railway Signalling Engineers (IRSE)     CPD7 Signalling project definition and planning                                                         examination module ‘Signalling Principles’.                                                                   problem being investigated, and increasing
                            and the degree is an acceptable equivalent to        CPD8 Signalling project implementation 1                                                                                                                         cpd 6 signalling research /                          mastery of their area of study.
                            the IRSE exam for the purpose of membership.         CPD9 Signalling project implementation 2                                                                cpd 3 signalling layout                                  investigation project
                            The course is delivered via flexible online                                                                                                                  Provides students with skills to design a signal         Continues with students’ development of a            cpd 9 railway signalling project
                            learning suitable for mature-age students                                                                                                                    layout for a variety of different traffic patterns and   Systems Engineering perspective of the Railway       implementation 2
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                            studying part-time and working full-time.                                                                                                                    equipment systems in a professional and cost             Signalling, Control and Communications System        This is the final course of the master program.
                                                                                                                                                                                         effective manner, taking into account the constraints    and to enhance their capability to contribute to     On successful completion of this course,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         management                                           This course aims to provide an overview of                This is the second of the level 2 courses and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         This course aims to provide broad, systematic, and   railway technologies and their impact on rail             aims to assist students to develop professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                         multidisciplinary awareness for people engaged in    operations activities. This and the previous course       competencies required in passenger or freight
                                                                                                                                                                                                         railway operations activities. This will provide     will provide a solid foundation on which rail             operations. Topics to be covered include goals and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the foundation on which the remaining                operations skills can be developed. Coverage will         current art in freight and/or passenger operations,

                                                                                                                                                                                                         courses will build. Attention will be focused        include both above rail and below rail infrastructures.   and factors influencing ‘best performance’
                                                                                                                                                                                                         on the principles of rail operation as well as       The principle of asset management within rail             in this sphere. In addition, issues relating to
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the current business, legislative, industrial,       operations context will be explained, as well as          industry based service delivery and the role of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         environmental, and social environment of the         the general process of track possession planning          rail operation managers in managing external

                                                                                                                                                                                                         rail industry and the demand for quality and         and management.                                           relationships will be studied.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         safety management practices in the running
                                                                                                                                                                                                         of train services. In addition, students will be     ops3 network and localised train control                  ops6 rail operations risk management
                                                                                                                                                                                                         introduced to basic analysis and analytical          This course aims to assist students to develop            and administrations
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tools in rail operation such as demand and           critical skills in network and localised train            This course guides students through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         performance analysis and public, private, and        control. Students will be introduced to the               ultimate goal of rail operations - one of business
                                                                                                                                                                                                         PPP financing. further more, the importance          fundamental principles of train movement                  continuity; and assists students to develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                         of human factors and people skills in rail           control systems; the legislative requirements of          professional competencies in the business of
                            course description                                           must be working in the railway industry and have the   current fees, session details and                        operations will be examined, particularly in         emergency planning, preparedness, recovery,               train operations and risk management. Topics
                            A cooperative project between the rail industry and          support of their employer to study the degree.         enrolments                                               the context of industrial process and change         and response. In addition, students will learn            to be covered include rail business continuity
                            CQUniversity, this course captures the knowledge                                                                    Contact 13cquni (13 27 86) or                            management.                                          techniques on disruption management and                   - which centres on rail business analysis and
                            and expertise of long-term railway managers                  course structure                                                                                                            rail operations in degraded mode; as well as              management; rail business marketing, and
                            working in the Australian rail industry. It is provided      GRADUATE CERTIfICATE In RAIL OPERATIOnS                for latest enrolment                                                                                          incident management & investigation & reporting           managing changes within rail operations.
                            as a professional development program for people             MAnAGEMEnT                                             deadlines, fees and                                                                                           process. Other topics to be covered include crisis        Students will also be exposed to the process of
                            working in the rail industry. Graduates will gain            OPS1 Introduction to rail operations management        session dates.                                                                                                   management and the impact of train control             rail safety accreditation, legislative framework,
                            skills and knowledge of the complex and interactive          OPS2 Rail infrastructures                              One intake per year –                                                                                             systems in rail operation.                            and factors critical to obtaining, and maintaining,
                            railway operating environment including legal,               OPS3 network and localised train control               Autumn                                      Broo                                                                                                                        this accreditation.
                            technical, operational and community requirements.           GRADUATE DIPLOMA In RAIL OPERATIOnS                    commencement                               cons e markew                                                        ops4 train planning
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                            The degree offers understanding of safety and risk           MAnAGEMEnT                                             (february)                                                t, sys cz                                            This is the first of the level 2 courses and aims        ops7 rail operations management
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                            courses in                                                                                                                                       engg924 railway and rolling stock                   control, human interfaces of passenger rolling     Integration of factors governing rolling stock

                                                                                                                                                                             environment                                         stock; structures, configurations, coupling        design including safety, dynamic performance,
                                                                                                                                                                             Develops understanding of and ability to work       systems performance, auxiliary fittings,           structural integrity, environmental and
                                                                                                                                                                             with the systems in which rolling stock must        loading and unloading systems for                  social impact, crashworthiness. Rolling
                                                                                                                                                                             operate. Topics covered: rail within a transport    freight wagon.                                     stock construction methods and techniques,
                                                                                                                                                                             industry context, historical perspective on                                                            couplers and draft gear, air and water

                                                                                                                                                                             railways development, business structures           engg927 rolling stock safety and                   piping, electrical cabling, internal fit out,
                                                                                                                                                                             for rail organisations, rolling stock interfaces,   braking systems                                    auxiliary systems, passenger car door
                                                                                                                                                                             safety considerations, design drivers, system       Develops a fundamental understanding               mechanisms, wagon loading and unloading
                                                                                                                                                                             design specification, rolling stock operations,     and specification of systems that maintain         design. Maintenance strategies, rolling

                                                                                                                                                                             servicing, maintenance, component interfaces,       control over train speed. Topics covered: Rail     stock maintenance techniques, rolling
                                                                                                                                                                             asset management, railway cost perspectives         safety systems and the interface with train        stock maintenance facilities, life-cycle
                                                                                                                                                                             and technological development trends..              braking systems, historical development of         considerations in design.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 train brakes, train brake fail-safe concepts,
                                                                                                                                                                             engg925 rail motive power                           train brake types, components and applications,    engg940 dissertation (in rolling stock
                                                                                                                                                                             Develops application of engineering                 compressed air systems, train brake control and    engineering)
                                                                                                                                                                             knowledge to traction systems primarily             controllers, train brake system performance        Project allows pursuit of a particular area
                            course description                                                                                                                               through a study of locomotives. Topics              and design – parking, normal and emergency         in-depth, focusing on the solution of a specific
                            Developed as a cooperative project between         course structure                                                                              covered: elements of a traction and                 operation, train brake examination and testing,    practical engineering problem. This will allow
                            the rail industry and the University of            MASTER Of ROLLInG STOCk EnGInEERInG                                                           locomotive system: interfaces with other            deadman and vigilance control.                     students to apply the knowledge and skills
                            Wollongong, this course captures the               EnGG924 Railway and rolling stock environment                                                 systems, interactions between elements,                                                                acquired in the structured coursework and
                            knowledge and expertise of long-term rolling       EnGG925 Rail motive power
                                                                                                                                     adi miftari                             limitations on tractive effort, traction control,   engg928 rolling stock dynamics                     thus gain valuable confidence in their ability
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                            stock engineers working in the Australian          EnGG926 Rail vehicle design                                                                   basic traction technologies, and their design,      and bogies                                         to practice engineering at a high professional
                            rail industry. It is provided as a professional    EnGG927 Rolling stock safety and braking systems
                                                                                                                                     v/line passenger                        operation and maintenance characteristics;          Develops fundamental understanding of              standard. This individual supervised project
                            development program for people working in          EnGG928 Rolling stock dynamics and bogies
                                                                                                                                     pty ltd                                 safety and environmental issues, performance        the dynamic behaviour of rolling stock and         develops skills in information retrieval, project
                            the rail industry in Australia or overseas. The    EnGG929 Rolling stock construction maintenance                                                criteria and measurement.                           the specification of elements that control         planning and organisation, analysis, problem
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                            course is delivered via flexible online learning   and design                                            rolling stock engineering to gain                                                           it. Topics covered: Wheel-rail interface and       solving and effective communication of
                            suitable for mature-age students studying          EnGG940 Dissertation (in rolling stock engineering)   more knowledge about rolling stock      engg926 rail vehicle design                         resulting dynamic forces applied to bogies,        results. Students would normally be required
                            part-time. A one-day compulsory workshop for                                                             design methods, system specifications   Develops understanding and design                   wind loadings on vehicles, forces arising from     to do a literature survey, analysis, and develop
                            each subject provides a firm foundation and        (The GRADUATE CERTIfICATE In ROLLInG STOCk             for components and operations.             specification of common and specific            abnormal conditions, modes of vibration,           suitable solutions to the selected problem.
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                            interaction with peers and experts.                EnGInEERInG comprises four subjects from the                                                          features for passenger, locomotive          control of longitudinal dynamics, control of
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                            entry requirements                                                                                         forums very useful and have                        can specialise in passenger or         suspension design, stability of wagons,
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                            A Bachelor of Engineering degree from a            current fees, session details and                       gained a lot of information.                        freight vehicle design. Topics        passenger cars, locomotives and trains.
                            recognised tertiary institution, or equivalent.    enrolments                                                                                                   covered: Crew cab design,
                            Applicants holding other tertiary qualifications   Contact, 61+2                                                                 vehicle dimension and load          engg929 rolling stock construction
                            with at least five years’ relevant industry        4221 4566 or e-mail                                                                      constraints, Types and            maintenance and design
                            experience and who are nominated by their          for latest enrolment deadlines, fees and session                                                                 application, configurations,     Deals with the integration of activities to
                            employer may also be considered.                   dates. Two intakes per year - february and July                                                                   structure, performance,         deliver rolling stock solutions. Topics covered:
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                            course description                                   Applicants must be working in the railway         current fees, session details and                rail related track structures and determine their      describe and assess the maintenance needs
                            Developed as a cooperative project between           industry and have the support of their            enrolments                                       maintenance requirements.                              of civil structures within the rail corridor, and
                            the rail industry and the Queensland University      employer to study the degree.                     Contact 61+7 3138 1433, bee.enquiries@qut.                                                              investigate, evaluate and mitigate the risks of
                            of Technology, this course captures the                                                       or visit       udn502 track stability, design                         geotechnical hazards in the corridor.
                            knowledge and expertise of civil infrastructure      course structure                                  study/cpe/railwayinfrastructure.jsp for latest   and formation
                            engineers working in the Australian rail             MASTER Of EnGInEERInG                             enrolment deadlines, fees and session dates.     This unit will help you to explain and apply           udn505 assets, environment
                            industry. It is provided as a professional           (RAILWAy InfRASTRUCTURE)                          Two intakes per year – february and July         geotechnology theory as it refers to the rail          and safety
                            development program for people working               UDn500 Ballast sleepers and fasteners             commencement.                                    permanent way and track substructures,                 This unit will help you to apply appropriate
                            in the rail industry. Graduates will gain skills     UDn501 Rail and related track structures                                                           undertake an economic assessment of the                tools, concepts and life cycle evaluations to the
                            and knowledge in a range of areas related            UDn502 Track stability design and formation                                                        selection of track structures, evaluate and mitigate   management of railway infrastructure assets at
                            to the design, construction, maintenance and         UDn503 Geometry and track-train interaction                                                        the likelihood of track instability, and undertake     an introductory level, assess and monitor the
                            management of railway infrastructure. The            UDn504 Track construction and civil structures                                                     a first order track design by applying track design    parameters associated with safe operation of
                            degree offers both theoretical understanding         UDn505 Assets environment and safety                                                               processes and theories incorporating the effect of     the rail corridor and its interfaces with the rail
                            and practical applications of advanced               BEn910 Integrated project                                                                          individual parameters.                                 track, and evaluate environmental assessment
                            professional practice. The course is delivered via   ELECTIVE                                                                                                                                                  plans and their implementations with respect
                            flexible online learning suitable for mature-                                                                                                           udn503 track geometry and train                        to operations and construction within the
                            age students studying part-time and working          GRADUATE CERTIfICATE                                                                               interaction                                            rail corridor.
10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               11
                            full-time.                                           (RAILWAy InfRASTRUCTURE)                                                                           This unit will help you to assess the
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                                                                                                                          track design engineer
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                            entry requirements                                   above subjects.                                                                                    and deduce appropriate remedial measures,              The aim of this unit is to provide you with
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                            A Bachelor of Engineering degree from                                                          The material has been developed from within              describe the physical characteristics and              research skills that acknowledge prior
                            a recognised tertiary institution, or                                                          the industry and is well written and should                     key elements of track and vehicles              learning and that can develop further
                            equivalent. Applicants holding other tertiary                                                  be directly relevant to anyone working on                               insofar as they affect track-train      through an authentic learning project of
                            qualifications with at least five years’ relevant                                              railway civil infrastructure. The course is                                  interaction, explain the           relevance to your career aspirations and
                                                                                                                           unique and represents an
                            industry experience and who are nominated                                                                                                                                        theoretical bases for         to your employer.
                                                                                                                           excellent means of broadening
                            by their employer may also be considered.                                                      your understanding of
                                                                                                                           railway engineering quickly.
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