Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail) (P1A)

Engineering context

Engineering Education Australia has partnered with The University of Tasmania to fill a critical knowledge and skills gap not currently addressed in the tertiary sector and develop a rail track specific qualification. The Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail) is delivered by The University of Tasmania, exclusively at their Darlinghurst - Sydney campus. 
This course is designed to provide rail specific skilling for professional engineers, engineering graduates and technically qualified staff interested in re-skilling to pursue a role in track engineering. Students will learn from staff who are at the forefront of their discipline and industry experts with extensive rail experience through online delivery, face-to-face workshops, group work and discussion forums.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course you should be able to:
  1. Explain the role, behaviour, degradation and repair of rail track components.
  2. Calculate forces, stresses and actions induced by interaction between the track and trains.
  3. Demonstrate the key steps involved in the design of track alignment and components.
  4. Develop base plans for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure in the rail corridor, including liaison with relevant stakeholders.
  5. Distinguish the important operational, safety and environmental issues involved in infrastructure related incidents.
  6. Describe the management of a rail business, including the management of assets and of train scheduling.
  7. Demonstrate ethical, professional and team-supportive behaviour and values.
Career Outcomes
Graduates of the Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail) will have levels of knowledge of track engineering, legislation and regulation, such that they can operate under professional supervision in designing, constructing, commissioning, monitoring, maintaining and managing a section of track and have skills to communicate and interact with stakeholders in ensuring the track meets the operational performance standards of the railway business.

Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail) (P1A)
  • Semester 1, 2020: commences 24 February 2020
    Enrolments officially close 28 February 2020, however it is suggested to enrol no later than 30 January to ensure your application is processed before commencement.
  • Semester 2, 2020: commences 13 July 2020
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For postal registrations, please download the pdf version of our registration form here.
If you are unable to attend the above dates, please contact to discuss upcoming dates.

Is this course for you?

This course has been designed for professional engineers, engineering graduates and technically qualified staff employed in the rail industry who are interested in re-skilling to pursue a role in track engineering. Students will have extensive industry experience upon entry.

This course is currently suitable for those working in the NSW rail industry. Delivered through a mix of online and face-to-face learning, there will be a requirement to attend classes at the Darlinghurst - Sydney campus once a week.


Domestic Applicants

This course is restricted to students who have:

  • A minimum of three years of industry experience and current employment in the industry; and
  • A Certificate III or higher in engineering or a related field.

Students from all other educational backgrounds can enquire online for advice on other course options.

International Applicants 

Admissions information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from The University of Tasmania International Future Students site. You can also enquire online with The University of Tasmania to check your eligibility.

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