Introduction to Rail Engineering

Online training course, start anytime. Broaden your understanding of railway engineering for projects and operations that involve rail services.
Introduction to Rail Engineering

An EEA Online training course - join anytime and work through at your own pace. This means you can register before or after 28 May 2021.

Railways impact projects from many different engineering disciplines. Knowing how a tramline or rail station may affect a construction project can improve the outcome—regardless of your role in the project.

In this self-paced course, you'll gain insights from a rail industry expert about the role of an engineer in the design, maintenance and construction of rail services. You'll also learn what legislation applies to the safety and asset management of rail services.

You'll use working examples and case studies to learn the specific elements needed to make a train run, including track, signalling, electric traction and IT.

You'll also learn the components of railway rollingstock and track, including:

  • locomotives
  • diesel and electric railcars
  • trams
  • passenger coaches
  • freight wagons
  • rails and sleepers
  • ballast
  • signals
  • overhead wiring.

Apply your learning from this course to improve communication with other professionals during rail projects.


How you’ll learn

This course is delivered through EEA Online, Engineering Education Australia’s new digital learning platform.

You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks.

It will take approximately 8 hours to complete.

As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.

Once you start the course, you have 90 days to complete it.


Learning outcomes

  • Describe the role of engineering in railway operations
  • Compare the methods of rail service for passengers and freight
  • Identify innovations in railway engineering
  • Implement the engineering steps for a new railway service
  • Communicate with a customer to shape and deliver a rail service
  • Contribute to efficient railway operations
  • Apply safety principles


Is this course for you?

This course suits recent engineering graduates, or experienced engineers who need a broad understanding of railways.

28 / 06 / 2021 - 12:00 pm
Registration Closes
28 / 06 / 2021 12:00 pm
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