SEN729 - Railway Infrastructure Design and Management


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

For students enrolled in S460, S461, S462, S463, S465, S466: SEV254 and completion of 18 credit points or Unit Chair approval.

Students enrolled in S550, S652, S751, S752, S756, S757, S758, S759: Nil.

Students enrolled in courses outside of the School of Engineering: Unit Chair approval.



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including a 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.


Railway infrastructure plays a key role in modern civilisation by moving people and goods within and between cities. Railway infrastructure is even more important for the Australian economy as the mining industry heavily relies on efficient transportation of raw materials over vast distances and from remote areas. 

This unit provides specific knowledge for designing and maintaining railway infrastructure systems through real-world case studies. Using Australian railway industry standards and guidelines, students will learn about design and maintenance procedures for both light and heavy railway systems. In addition to the engineering design of railway infrastructure systems, technological solutions for their efficient and safe operation will also be addressed.

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