CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENMM20028 Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
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General Information

Overview

This unit introduces the key concepts involved in the reliability, availability, maintainability and safety of fixed and mobile plant and equipment. Through this unit students will develop skills to analyse faults and failure data related to maintenance activities to achieve high plant integrity.

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

Prerequisites: ENMM20023 and ENMM20025

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 2 - 2020

Mixed Mode

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. Online Test
Weighting: 10%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 70%

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 feedback survey

Feedback

Some links of the files in the Moodle need to be refreshed.

Recommendation

The reading materials in the Moodle will be checked and resolved if there is any broken link found.

Feedback from Student feedback survey

Feedback

Zoom caused interruption in the beginning of lecture session.

Recommendation

Need to consult with TaSAC and ensure robust solution so that the Zoom lecture can be conducted from any location without any interruption and full control given to the lecturer.

Feedback from Student feedback survey

Feedback

One of most interesting and high quality delivery with world latest software in RAMS practice throughout the diverse industry. Highly skilled and subject matter expert lecturer.

Recommendation

Will continue to deliver the quality learning and opportunity to develop skills and knowledge of the latest software in the field of practice.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify factors influencing the reliability and maintainability in plant operations.
  2. Investigate operational safety and plant integrity in plant operations.
  3. Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity.
  4. Develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organisation.

n/a

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
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Online Test - 10%
3 - Written Assessment - 70%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Online Test - 10%
3 - Written Assessment - 70%
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 in electronic form on the Moodle webpage - Reliability software
  • Weekly online lectures via Zoom session
  • Reliability Software
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Md Uddin Unit Coordinator
m.uddin@cqu.edu.au
Muralitheran V Kanagarajoo Unit Coordinator
m.kanagarajoo@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Module 1 – Introduction to
Reliability, Availability,
Maintainability & Safety

Chapter

Module 1: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

Learning Exercises.

Online lecture and tutorials schedule  via Zoom sessions will be announced by the lecturer via Moodle website of this unit.

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic


Module 5 – RCA, FTA & ETA

Chapter

Module 2: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

Learning Exercises 5.9.7-1

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Module 4 – RCA in the Workplace

Chapter

Module 4 – RCA in the Workplace

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Module 2 – Failure Data & Weibull Analysis

Chapter

Module 2: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

Provide Moodle Blog Posts for Learning Exercises 2.2.3.1

Upload Assessment Essays and *.arca project file to Moodle. Written Assessment-1 (20%)

Census Date: Week 4 Tuesday 4th August. You cannot add or drop this unit after this date.  



Written Assessment-1 Due: Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Module 3 – FMEA, FMECA, & RCM

Chapter

Module 3: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

Upload analysis files for learning exercises 3.2.2

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

VACATION

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

NO TEACHING IN THIS WEEK

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Module 6 – Monte Carlo Simulation, Reliability Block
Diagrams, LCC

Chapter

Module 6: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

Provide Moodle Blog Posts for Learning Exercises 6.2.1

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Module 7 – ISO 55001

Chapter

Module 7: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

Preparation for next week Online Test

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Module 8 – RCM Practical
Project

Chapter

Module 8: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

On Line Test - Assessment 2- (10%)
Upload Project file to Moodle for lecturer to check it.


Online Test Due: Week 8 Friday (11 Sept 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Module 9 – Return on Investment & OEE

Chapter

Module 9: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exercise 9.5.1

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Module 10 – HAZOP, VAA, & Production Reliability

Chapter

Module 10: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

Provide Moodle Blog Posts for
Learning Exercises 10.5

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Module 11 –Safety and Reliability

Chapter

Module 11: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

Answer the short Moodle Quiz-Questions for Learning Activity 11.10.

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Module 12 – Availability
Prediction Practical Project

Chapter

Module 12: “All Sections”

Events and Submissions/Topic

Final Project Week


Written Assessment Due: Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment-1

Task Description

Please read all of modules 1 through 4 of the Learning Guide to attempt this assignment. It may require data/information from your own organization and you may need to refer to resources beyond the Learning Guide. The assignment is required (where noted) to be written in a report form; structure, formatting, language and referencing are important. If the information used is of confidential nature, the data should be scaled or given as a schematic or otherwise disguised.

Responsibility lies with the student.

The objectives of this assignment are to:

Identify factors influencing reliability and maintainability in plant operations. Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity. Develop multi-literacy skills through reflection, written communications (blogs) and referencing. Introduce the concept of a structured defect elimination process.

Develop a safety and risk pan in a maintenance organization. Word count applies for this assignment and is subject to penalty. (Blog word count excluded from word count provision) Further details are available on the Moodle Website of this unit.

Develop multi-literacy skills through reflection, written communications (blogs) and referencing. Introduce the concept of a structured defect elimination process.

Develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organization.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 11:55 pm AEST

Use file name format: Example –Smith_J_ENMM20028_Ass1.doc


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Monday (24 Aug 2020)


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

This is a criterion based assessment. Please note that it is highly recommended that you read beyond the unit materials to complete assessment items. Your submission(s) for this assessment will be evaluated by the following criteria:

Question 1 – 350 to 500 words

Question 2 – 500-550 Words

Question 3 – 1000 – 1200 Words

RCA Project file and Incident Report

20 Marks Total:

5 Marks Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of concepts.

3 Marks Evidence of research in Blogs beyond own experience and unit material.

3 Marks Clarity of Expression, including use of terminology, ease of reading, spelling, and grammar, orderly and logical presentation and use of diagrams to illustrate points.

3 Marks Quality of technical presentation including neatness, appropriate use of figures, tables and references in all submitted materials.

1 Mark Use of correct and accurate referencing.

5 Marks Strength and Completeness of Root cause Analysis Project Submission.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
When saving your assignments for submission on Moodle please ensure you use the suggested file format: example: John Smith_S000111_ENMM20020_Assignment_1.doc

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify factors influencing the reliability and maintainability in plant operations.
  • Investigate operational safety and plant integrity in plant operations.
  • Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity.
  • Develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organisation.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills

2 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

Please read all of modules 1 through 8 of the Learning Guide to attempt this assignment. It may require data/information from your own organization and you may need to refer to resources beyond the Learning Guide.

This assessment is an 80 Question – Multiple Choice Test. Partial credit is given IF an answer is partially correct. The objectives of this assignment are to:

-Identify factors influencing reliability and maintainability in plant operations.

-Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity.

-Develop multi-literacy skills through reflection, written communications (blogs) and referencing.

-Introduce the concept of a structured defect elimination process.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (11 Sept 2020) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (25 Sept 2020)


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

This is a criterion based assessment. Please note that it is highly recommended that you read beyond the unit materials to complete assessment items. Your submission(s) for this assessment will be evaluated by the following criteria:

10 Marks Total

1/8 Mark for Correct Answer selected.

1/16 Mark for Partially correct Answer – where a partially correct answer exists in the choices.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Watch for the announcement one week before the test and follow the instructions.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity.
  • Develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organisation.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

Please read all of modules 1 through 8 of the Learning Guide to attempt this assignment. It may require

data/information from your own organization and you may need to refer to resources beyond the Learning Guide. The assignment is required (were noted) to be written in a report form; structure, formatting, language and referencing are important. If the information used is of confidential nature, the data should be scaled or given as a schematic or otherwise disguised. Responsibility lies with the student.

Question 1 – 350 to 400 words

Question 2 – 1000-1200 Words

Question 3 – 1000 – 1500 Words

+ Project File

70 Marks Total

Questions 1 & 2 Marks = 30 total

20 Marks Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of concepts.

3 Marks Evidence of research beyond own experience and unit material.

3 Marks Clarity of expression, including use of terminology, ease of reading, spelling and grammar, orderly and logical presentation and use of diagrams to illustrate points.

1 Marks Quality of technical presentation including neatness, appropriate use of figures and tables and references.

3 Marks Use of correct and accurate referencing.

Question 3 - Availability Modeling and Report Marks = 40 total

10 Marks Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of concepts.

3 Marks Evidence of research beyond own experience and unit material.

3 Marks Clarity of expression, including use of terminology, ease of reading, spelling and

grammar, orderly and logical presentation and use of diagrams to illustrate points.

1 Marks Quality of technical presentation including neatness, appropriate use of figures and

tables and references.

3 Marks Use of correct and accurate referencing.

10 Marks Completeness of System Boundary, and Demonstration of knowledge of Availability Simulation

3 Marks Strength and completeness of Labor, Spares, and Equipment tables and use.

3 Marks Clarity of expression including use of sub system models.

1 Marks Quality of technical presentation including neatness, appropriate use of figures and

tables and references and reports.

3 Marks Use of correct modeling techniques.

The objectives of this assignment are to:

Identify factors influencing reliability and maintainability in plant operations.

Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity.

Develop multi-literacy skills through reflection, written communications (blogs) and referencing.

Introduce the concept of a structured defect elimination process.

Develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organization.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 11:55 pm AEST

Use file name format: Example –Smith_J_ENMM20018_Ass3.doc


Return Date to Students

Assessment feedback and mark will be available after unit moderation meeting


Weighting
70%

Assessment Criteria

This is a criterion-based assessment item.

Please note that it is highly recommended that you read beyond the course materials to complete

assessment items. Your submission for this assessment will be evaluated by the following criteria:

Question 1 – 350 to 500 words

Question 2 – 500-550 Words

Question 3 – 1000 – 1200 Words

RCM/AVSIM Project file (NOTE: It may be required to email the project file If Moodle does not accept the .awbx file type.)


70 Marks Total

 

Questions 1 & 2 + Blogs Marks = 30 total

Ø  20 Marks Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of concepts.

Ø  3 Marks Evidence of research beyond own experience and course material.

Ø  3 Marks Clarity of expression, including use of terminology, ease of reading, spelling and

Ø  grammar, orderly and logical presentation and use of diagrams to illustrate points.

Ø  1 Marks Quality of technical presentation including neatness, appropriate use of figures and

Ø  tables and references.

Ø  3 Marks Use of correct and accurate referencing.

 

Question 3 - Availability Modeling Report Marks = 20 total

Ø  10 Marks Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of concepts.

Ø  3 Marks Evidence of research beyond own experience and course material.

Ø  3 Marks Clarity of expression, including use of terminology, ease of reading, spelling and

Ø  grammar, orderly and logical presentation and use of diagrams to illustrate points.

Ø  1 Marks Quality of technical presentation including neatness, appropriate use of figures and

Ø  tables and references.

Ø  3 Marks Use of correct and accurate referencing.

 

Availability Simulation Model = 20 Marks

Ø  10 Marks Completeness of System Boundary, and Demonstration of knowledge of Availability

Ø  Simulation

Ø  3 Marks Strength and completeness of Labor, Spares, and Equipment tables and use.

Ø  3 Marks Clarity of expression including use of sub system models.

Ø  1 Marks Quality of technical presentation including neatness, appropriate use of figures and

Ø  tables and references and reports.

Ø  3 Marks Use of correct modeling techniques.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Use file name format: Example –Smith_J_ENMM20018_Ass3.doc

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify factors influencing the reliability and maintainability in plant operations.
  • Investigate operational safety and plant integrity in plant operations.
  • Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity.
  • Develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organisation.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

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.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?