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Traction Engineering Course Open for Enrolments

30 Sep 2013


Traction Engineering, CRC research project P4.121, has produced a curriculum which is to offered as a Masters Degree at the University of Wollongong from March 2014.

Together with industry partners Transport for New South Wales, Queensland Rail and Metro Trains Melbourne, the University of Wollongong and Central Queensland University have developed what was once a wish for many rail engineering departments into a competency-based systems assurance framework. There are eight core subjects which cover the specialist area of electrical traction network engineering. After two years of part-time study the students will graduate with a degree in Masters of Engineering (Electrical Traction Networks).

With the advent of this traction engineering program the CRC has now produced four university level courses which will supply the industry with much needed graduates. The CRC has been actively promoting and supporting education initiatives on many levels across our Australian rail industry. Some of this learning has already been accessed by industry as they have participated during the research phase of the various projects.

Academic courses, like the Masters of Engineering course (and three other new university courses) have been developed specifically to provide rail industry oriented professional qualifications.

Alongside the development of our research projects we have supported a cohort of students which over seven years has yielded some 70+ rail oriented graduates. In addition the CRC continues to boost industry based learning through training seminars, workshops, best practice manuals, technical publications and customised websites. The CRC main website makes available all the research findings and of course special CRC annual events bring together industry and research to showcase the research projects and to provide those valuable informal networking opportunities.

For more information about the courses, please contact the University of Wollongong on 1300 367 869.