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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to the organisation, implementation and management of strategies to purchase, maintain and enhance the longevity of public and private infrastructure assets. Software tools will be utilised and students will undertake activities that integrate underpinning theories and best engineering industry practice.

Unit content

  • Principles of life-cycle analyses associated with operation, maintenance and renewal of infrastructure assets
  • Assessing remaining service life and renewal strategies
  • Familiarisation with software tools
  • Planning and implementation of asset management: managing costs, resources, quality and risks
  • Asset management frameworks

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 apply life-cycle analysis to infrastructure assets
2 evaluate the required service life of infrastructure assets
3 familiarisation and application of asset management-based software tools
4 integrate theory and best practice of infrastructure asset management to a case study
5 understand and apply asset management frameworks.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply life-cycle analysis to infrastructure assets
  2. evaluate the required service life of infrastructure assets
  3. familiarisation and application of asset management-based software tools
  4. integrate theory and best practice of infrastructure asset management to a case study
  5. understand and apply asset management frameworks.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.