Graduate Certificate in Rolling Stock Engineering (Online Delivery)

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Rolling Stock Engineering is designed to provide further education for engineering graduates and professional engineers interested in pursuing a career as a rolling stock engineer involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance sectors.

The degree accelerate the career development process and produces rolling stock professionals with the capabilities to practice as valuable members in a broad range of rail organisations.

The majority of students are employed in the rail industry, however a support program is available to students without an industry contact.

This degree

The Graduate Certificate in Rolling Stock Engineering has been developed to provide a structured approach to learning and development. You will learn from staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines and fields of research and industry experts with extensive rail experience in workshops and discussion forums, providing you with invaluable networking opportunities.

You will learn to use established predictive methods (e.g. models, rules, software, standards) to generate system specifications and evaluate performance of component systems in rolling stock (including braking, traction, containment, communication, motive power, power transmission, and train control).

You will also be able to provide input into these predictive methods to create or generate system specifications at a whole system level (i.e. consist/train set), having an awareness of rolling stock operating environment parameters or constraints (i.e. regulatory framework, safety, community expectations, environmental impact, funding, human factors, compatibility, capacity, and capability).

The Graduate Certificate is offered on a part-time basis by distance education, but does involve a face-to-face workshop at the commencement of each subject.

What you will study

The key areas covered (traction, vehicle design, safety and braking systems, dynamics and bogies) are supported by subjects on rolling stock environment and the design, construction and maintenance of rolling stock as an overall system.

You will complete four out of the following five subjects in Rail Motive Power, Rail Vehicle Design, Rolling Stock Safety and Braking Systems, Rolling Stock Dynamics and Bogies, and Rolling Stock Design, Construction and Maintenance.

Course information

Study area

Engineering

Campus

UOW Online

Course Code

1160

Duration

1 year (2 sessions) part-time.

Delivery

Distance

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor of Engineering degree from a recognised tertiary institution, or equivalent. Applicants holding other tertiary qualifications with at least five years' relevant industry experience and who are nominated by their employer may also be considered.
Applicants must also include a CV providing a brief account of their work history to date.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$17,712 (2019)

$17,712 (2019)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor of Engineering degree from a recognised tertiary institution, or equivalent. Applicants holding other tertiary qualifications with at least five years' relevant industry experience and who are nominated by their employer may also be considered.
Applicants must also include a CV providing a brief account of their work history to date.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$18,384 (2019)

$18,384 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

UOW Online

Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

UOW Online

Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Integrate engineering methods with industry standards to solve issues in rolling stock design, construction and maintenance.
2 Research and synthesise key information, and apply judgement in rolling stock system design, planning and implementation.
3 Interpret information and communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to both expert and non-expert audiences
4 Employ independent learning strategies to update own knowledge and keep pace with innovations in engineering techniques, industry trends and standards in the field of rolling stock engineering.

Course Structure

Complete 4 out of the following five subjects:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ENGG924 Railway and Rolling Stock Environment 6 Autumn
ENGG926 Rail Vehicle Design 6 Autumn
ENGG927 Rolling Stock Safety and Braking System 6 Spring
ENGG928 Rolling Stock Dynamics and Bogies 6 Spring
ENGG925 Rail Motive Power 6 Autumn
Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

For many decades, UOW’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences has developed postgraduate coursework degrees to provide professional engineers with further training. Well-designed laboratories, practical implementation of skills and an emphasis on innovation ensure graduates have the skills to meet modern engineering challenges. Coursework programs are flexible with many subjects offered at times convenient to busy engineers in full-time employment.

UOW has a distinguished engineering research reputation, particularly in collaboration with industry, both in Australia and internationally. This concentration of high quality research has ensured that Engineering at UOW is part of the Go8 - Group of Eight Associates, the top research faculties in Australia.