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

Topic 1. Principles of life-cycle analyses associated with operation, maintenance and renewal of infrastructure assets
Topic 2. Assessing remaining service life and renewal strategies
Topic 3. Familiarisation with software tools
Topic 4. Planning and implementation of asset management: managing costs, resources, quality and risks
Topic 5. 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 3

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

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Case study40%

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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