CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENMM20025 Maintenance Strategies
Maintenance Strategies
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will examine the business drivers and operations strategy that impact on the maintenance decision-making framework. You will develop maintenance objectives and maintenance planning controls using a systems engineering framework. You will also develop asset life plans based upon the four known maintenance strategies.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: ENMM20023 Introduction to Asset and Maintenance Management.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Students appreciated the knowledgeable and experienced industry lecturer and the relevance of the unit content.

Recommendation

Continue delivery of the unit by an experienced industry practitioner in order to ensure content is contemporary and relevant.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Although the content has been reviewed in an effort to make it more relevant to a range of industries, some students commented that they felt the unit was still too focused on production processes and manufacturing.

Recommendation

Resources, case studies and assessment questions should be reviewed again to improve relevance to a broad range of industries.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Some students indicated they would like more opportunities to ask questions and discuss content.

Recommendation

The structure of Zoom sessions should be reviewed to encourage more interaction.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Research and analyse the business drivers and operations strategy including internal and external influences that impact on the maintenance decision-making framework
  2. Define and develop maintenance objectives
  3. Research and develop maintenance planning controls based upon Systems Engineering Plans, Configuration Management Plans and Asset Management Plans
  4. Apply the business-centred maintenance (BCM) approach to develop or modify maintenance strategy
  5. Develop and implement asset life plans based upon the four (4) known maintenance strategies.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Study Guide uploaded on the unit website
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Fae Martin Unit Coordinator
f.martin@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 07 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 1  

Chapter

Industrial organisations and life cycle costs

Events and Submissions/Topic

All lectures are online through the Zoom app.

Lecture 1 - Wednesday 09/03/22 @ 8:00pm AEDT (daylight saving time)

Week 2 Begin Date: 14 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 2

Chapter

Formulating maintenance strategy, a business centred approach

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 2 - Wednesday 16/03/22 @ 8:00pm AEDT (daylight saving time)

Week 3 Begin Date: 21 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 3

Chapter

The structure of industrial assets

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 3 - Wednesday 23/03/22 @ 8:00pm AEDT (daylight saving time)

Finalise Assignment 1.


Assignment 1 Due: Week 3 Friday (25 Mar 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 4 Begin Date: 28 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 4

Chapter

Maintenance objectives

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 4 - Wednesday 30/03/22 @ 8:00pm AEDT (daylight saving time)

Week 5 Begin Date: 04 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Module 5

Chapter

Preventative maintenance decision making

Part 1: Concepts and techniques

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 5 - Wednesday 06/04/22 @ 8:00pm AEST

Please note the 1 hour change from daylight saving time.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 11 Apr 2022

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

No lecture this week.

Week 6 Begin Date: 18 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Module 6

Chapter

Preventative maintenance decision making

Part 2: Maintenance task selection

Events and Submissions/Topic

No lecture this week.

Week 7 Begin Date: 25 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Module 7

Chapter

Maintenance task selection using reliability maintenance

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 6 - Wednesday 27/04/22 @ 8:00pm AEST

Finalise Assignment 2.


Assignment 2 Due: Week 7 Friday (29 Apr 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 02 May 2022

Module/Topic

Module 8

Chapter

Determining the asset life plan and schedule

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 7 - Wednesday 04/05/22 @ 8:00pm AEST

Week 9 Begin Date: 09 May 2022

Module/Topic

Module 9

Chapter

Lean maintenance

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture 8 - Wednesday 11/05/22 @ 8:00pm AEST

Week 10 Begin Date: 16 May 2022

Module/Topic

Module 10

Chapter

Asset reliability maintenance control

Events and Submissions/Topic

No lecture this week.

Week 11 Begin Date: 23 May 2022

Module/Topic

Module 11

Chapter

Management of asset turnarounds

Events and Submissions/Topic

Interactive session Wednesday 25/05/22 @ 8:00pm AEST

Recap of the unit. Clarification of final assessment.

Week 12 Begin Date: 30 May 2022

Module/Topic

Mini-project

Chapter

Time to review unit and finalise mini-project

Events and Submissions/Topic

No lecture this week.

Finalise Mini-project.


Mini Project Due: Week 12 Friday (3 June 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 06 Jun 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 13 Jun 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

No further lectures or assessment for this unit.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

The details of the assessment will be available on the unit Moodle site.

This assessment is based upon the unit learning modules 1 - 3.

In answering the questions, you will relate the theoretical processes you have read about in the learning material to your own organisation or facility.


Assessment Due Date

Week 3 Friday (25 Mar 2022) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 5 Friday (8 Apr 2022)

It is expected that marked assessment will be returned within 2 weeks of the due date when submitted on time.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

This is a criterion - based assessment item.

It is highly recommended that you read beyond the unit materials to complete assessment items.

A detailed marking guide is available on the unit Moodle site.


Your submission for this assessment will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of concepts
  • Evidence of research beyond own experience and unit material
  • Clarity of expression, including use of terminology, ease of reading, spelling and grammar, orderly and logical presentation and use of diagrams to illustrate points
  • Quality of technical presentation including neatness, appropriate use of Figures and Tables
  • Use of correct and accurate referencing techniques
  • Assignment word count

Note that late submissions will be penalised according to the CQU Assessment Policy and Procedure.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignments must be submitted electronically (in "MSWord" format NOT pdf) in Moodle. When uploading your assignment on Moodle, ensure you use the following file format, Example - 'Albert Jones_s024789 _ENMM20025_Assignment 1'.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Research and analyse the business drivers and operations strategy including internal and external influences that impact on the maintenance decision-making framework
  • Research and develop maintenance planning controls based upon Systems Engineering Plans, Configuration Management Plans and Asset Management Plans

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

The details of this assessment item will be available on the unit Moodle site.

This assessment is based upon the unit learning modules 1 - 6.

In this assessment, you will critique and review elements of the maintenance strategy within your organisation or facility, relating it to the theoretical processes you have read about in the learning material.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (29 Apr 2022) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Friday (13 May 2022)

It is expected that marked assessment will be returned within 2 weeks of the due date when submitted on time.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

This is a criterion - based assessment item.

It is highly recommended that you read beyond the unit materials to complete assessment items.

A detailed marking guide is available on the unit Moodle site.


Your submission for this assessment will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of concepts
  • Evidence of research beyond own experience and unit material
  • Clarity of expression, including use of terminology, ease of reading, spelling and grammar, orderly and logical presentation and use of diagrams to illustrate points
  • Quality of technical presentation including neatness, appropriate use of Figures and Tables
  • Use of correct and accurate referencing techniques
  • Assignment word count

Note that late submissions will be penalised according to the CQU Assessment Policy and Procedure.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignments must be submitted electronically (in "MSWord" format NOT pdf) in Moodle. When uploading your assignment in Moodle, ensure you use the following file format, Example - 'Albert Jones_s024789 _ENMM20025_Assignment 2'.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Research and analyse the business drivers and operations strategy including internal and external influences that impact on the maintenance decision-making framework
  • Define and develop maintenance objectives
  • Research and develop maintenance planning controls based upon Systems Engineering Plans, Configuration Management Plans and Asset Management Plans
  • Apply the business-centred maintenance (BCM) approach to develop or modify maintenance strategy

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Mini Project

Task Description

The details of the assessment will be available on the unit Moodle site.

This assessment is based upon the unit learning modules 1 - 11.

In answering the questions, you will relate the theoretical processes you have read about in the learning material to your own organisation or facility.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (3 June 2022) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (17 June 2022)

It is expected that marked assessment will be returned within 2 weeks of the due date when submitted on time.


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

This is a criterion - based assessment item.

It is highly recommended that you read beyond the unit materials to complete assessment items.

A detailed marking guide is available on the unit Moodle site.


Your submission for this assessment will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of concepts
  • Evidence of research beyond own experience and unit material
  • Clarity of expression, including use of terminology, ease of reading, spelling and grammar, orderly and logical presentation and use of diagrams to illustrate points
  • Quality of technical presentation including neatness, appropriate use of Figures and Tables
  • Use of correct and accurate referencing techniques
  • Assignment word count

Note that late submissions will be penalised according to the CQU Assessment Policy and Procedure.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Define and develop maintenance objectives
  • Research and develop maintenance planning controls based upon Systems Engineering Plans, Configuration Management Plans and Asset Management Plans
  • Apply the business-centred maintenance (BCM) approach to develop or modify maintenance strategy
  • Develop and implement asset life plans based upon the four (4) known maintenance strategies.

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Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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