Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail)

Advance your career in rail track engineering with unique Diploma-level training designed by industry, for industry. Flexible study to fit alongside work. Enrolments now open for 2021.
Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail)

Enrolments are open for 2021, commencing 22 February.

The Diploma of Engineering Infrastructure (Rail) is the essential start to your specialisation in rail track engineering, with rail-specific content that’s designed to challenge your existing skills and knowledge. You’ll gain a grounding in the entire track engineering cycle, from design to commissioning and maintenance. This qualification will broaden your understanding of rail standards and build your networks. You’ll learn from industry experts with extensive rail experience.

Offered by the University of Tasmania in partnership with Engineering Education Australia, the Diploma is suitable for:

  • Engineers looking to add rail track skills to transition into transport infrastructure
  • Experienced rail engineers and technicians looking to broaden their knowledge
  • Recent graduates (3 years’ experience or more) working towards a career in rail

The 12-month Diploma study fits alongside your work, delivered completely online.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this qualification 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.

Is this course for you?

The Diploma is open to students from diverse technical backgrounds, experiences and qualifications. Engineers, technicians, and non-engineering specialists will all benefit from this course.
Study commitments are flexible, to accommodate work and family commitments.


This qualification 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.

Visit Engineering Education Australia to find out more.

22 / 02 / 2021 09:00 am to 21 / 02 / 2022 05:00 pm
Registration Closes
22 / 02 / 2021 05:00 pm
Webinar available
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Engineering Education Australia and The University of Tasmania
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