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Online degree for rail infrastructure engineering

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is offering an Online – Master of Engineering (Civil: Railway Infrastructure) course starting on January 2, 2023.

EIT is one of the only institutes in the world that specialises exclusively in engineering education, delivering a range of short courses, advanced diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications that are industry-focused and delivered by experts from around the world.

EIT’s qualifications are accredited in Australia, and many are recognised internationally.

The two-year online degree is an opportunity for skilled workers to receive high-level professional and technical development in the railway industry.

The optimal mix of academic and industry-based learning provides engineers with advanced practical skills and academic knowledge. Through EIT’s online delivery, railway engineers can study the degree from anywhere in the world.

The program is delivered using a wide range of learning activities such as live webinars, written assignments, case studies, team projects, remote laboratories, and more.

The degree covers key railway engineering topics such as ballast sleepers and fasteners, railway projects and system engineering, rail and related track structures, track structure and formation design, track geometry and train interaction.

The program provides opportunities to learn industry software:
• The iFBS software, FBS timetable construction, developed by research institutes
• RailLab, a unique solution for railway track/geology and operation calculation
• Practical railway operation simulation
• Digital engineering and related standards in asset management
• Every kind of local regulation and standard (RISSB, Railcorp/TfNSW) in the course material.

Students will learn to design and manage the construction of a railway crossing above civil structures and will have an opportunity to publish research in collaboration with industry practice professors.

Students from various backgrounds may be suitable for this course, including:
• Engineers (civil and construction, transport, urban)
• Railway design and maintenance
• Rail technicians and track maintainers
• Operation coordinators and simulation experts
• Skilled civil and rail labourers
• Rail supervisors

There are job opportunities for graduates to be employed as project engineers, asset managers, project managers, perway engineers, senior civil engineers, rail project engineers, senior track designers, track engineers, safety assurance engineers, and estimators.