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PWI Track Engineering Diploma

PROGRAMME AIM

The aim of the programme is to give delegates an understanding of the principles of the theory and practice of track engineering in the UK. 

It is comprised of three consecutive modules and involves 100 hours of taught study all mapped to HE Level 6.  Upon successful completion of all three modular assessments, candidates will be awarded the PWI Diploma in Track Engineering.

These courses are aimed at newly qualified and experienced engineers and will give delegates the knowledge and skills needed for professionals in track engineering. 

 

MODULE 1: TRACK MAINTENANCE

Gives a basic understanding of track engineering and its theory and context.  Develops a knowledge of track types and features, its interfaces with other rail infrastructure including earthworks, structures and clearances and track maintenance including ballast, drainage, stressing, grinding and welding.  Gives an understanding of the concept of the UK system, operations, timetables, and legislation.

18 - 21 January 2021 – Virtual Training Classroom
19 - 22 April 2021 – Virtual Training Classroom 
7 - 10 June 2021 – Derby 
6 - 9 Sep 2021 - Virtual Training Classroom

 

MODULE 2: TRACK DESIGN

Focuses upon track design for projects and enhancements. Develops skills in track design of plain line and switches and crossings, component knowledge and configurations, layouts, innovations and life extension, route evaluation and trackbed design, through design case studies and exercises.  

1 – 4 March 2021 - Virtual Training Classroom
21 – 24 June 2021 - Derby
20 - 23 Sep 2021 - Derby
25 - 28 Oct 2021 - Virtual Training Classroom

 

MODULE 3: ADVANCED TRACK ASSET ENGINEERING AND RENEWALS

The study becomes more strategic and delivery oriented with advanced asset management techniques and applications. Gain a deep understanding of UK track renewal planning, plain line, S&C, existing and future methods, rail renewal scenarios and optioneering and learning from accidents. Understand advanced technical rail management issues, rail sustainability and strategic track asset management.

8 - 11 February 2021 - Virtual Training Classroom
17 - 20 May 2021 – Derby
19 - 22 July 2021 – Virtual Training Classroom
8 - 11 Nov 2021 - Derby
6 - 9 Dec 2021 - Virtual Training Classroom 

 

Enquiries:

PWI Membership: secretary@thepwi.org or Brian Counter:  technicaldirector@thepwi.org

Course cost:

Course £645

Accommodation £245 (3 nights, including dinner and breakfast)

Course address:

The Derby Conference Centre Ltd
London Road
Alvaston
DERBY
DE24 8UX

Booking Forms

2021 Booking form

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