Courses in Rolling Stock Engineering
The rail industry is faced with increasing demand in both passenger and freight services. The amount of freight carried by rail is increasing, with the overall freight task in Australia expected to double by 2020. With the increase in fuel prices and environmental concerns, passenger rail travel is also growing. The rail industry is faced with an additional, greater challenge; the current workforce is aging and there is a shortage of skilled rolling stock engineers to take up the challenge of moving rail forward and into the future. The Rolling Stock Engineering program has been developed as a cooperative project between the University of Wollongong, Rail Innovation Australia and the Rail Industry, in part to address this problem.