CC18 - Master of Asset and Maintenance Management

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Overview

Optional Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend an optional Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

CQUniversity offers three post graduate courses in asset and maintenance management leading to the qualifications of Graduate Certificate in Asset and Maintenance Management, Graduate Diploma of Asset and Maintenance Management and Master of Asset and Maintenance Management. The courses are specifically aimed at people currently working in the field of asset and/or maintenance and wanting to upgrade their qualifications and skills.

The development of these courses has been in response to a strong and clearly-voiced demand from industry. The units within these courses have been designed and developed in close collaboration with industry partners and experts.

The Asset and Maintenance Management course aims to produce graduates who understand asset management principles, maintenance philosophies, strategies and processes. Graduates will be able to develop their analytical skills in order to create sustainable, safe and cost effective solutions. Further, graduates will apply a range of practical skills and knowledge using the latest asset and management tools.

The Masters project will expose students to authentic learning whereby they identify a problem within their workplace and develop a solution using research tools and methodologies. The project requires students to engage in analysis, reflection and the critique of an organisational problem related to their professional practice.

Career Information

The course is suited to those currently employed in the areas of maintenance engineering or maintenance and asset management, who would like to advance their careers through professional upgrading of their knowledge, skills and qualifications. It is appropriate for maintenance personnel across all industries as it covers maintenance/ asset management principles and practices that can be applied to any industrial maintenance organisation. The course is practically focused in that it develops the essential knowledge and skills required by both asset maintenance managers and maintenance practitioners to support the goals of the industrial organisation. This qualification is highly regarded by industry as reflected by the increasing requirement for maintenance engineering/maintenance management qualifications in the selection criteria for many vacancies in the maintenance management field. This course will help to advance the career of professionals associated with any engineering asset intensive organisation.

Course Details
Duration 3 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 72
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MAssetMaintMgt
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Distance
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

Applicants must have all of the following:

  • Current employment in maintenance engineering/maintenance/asset management
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or related discipline OR
  • Successful completion of Graduate Diploma of Asset and Maintenance Management with Grade Point Average (GPA) 5 or above.
  • Evidence of a suitable Masters project that is supported by the employer organisation. Entry is subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor in the particular research area.

Note: International students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international/ for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CC19 - Graduate Certificate in Asset and Maintenance Management CC20 - Graduate Diploma of Asset and Maintenance Management
Exit Awards CC19 - Graduate Certificate in Asset and Maintenance Management CC20 - Graduate Diploma of Asset and Maintenance Management
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Optional Residential School Commencing students may choose to attend an Induction Workshop in conjunction with ENMM20023 Introduction to Asset and Maintenance Management. Students should check the CQU Residential School webpage for details of date and location.
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2020 6
2019 14
2018 12
2017 13
2016 11
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Using your knowledge and skills for the benefit of the community to create solutions for a sustainable future, in accordance with the Engineers Australia Code of Ethics. In doing so, you will strive to serve the community ahead of other personal or sectarian interests.
  • Demonstrating integrity, scientific and technical competence, exude leadership qualities and promote sustainability, in the course of your professional practice.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours in relation to professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations.
  • Approaching difficult situations with diplomacy and refraining from using inappropriate words/actions either verbally or in written communication.
  • Accepting that your professional practice is a human-centric activity and that you must therefore, develop your ability to work well with others.
  • Having the desire to solve problems in order to improve the standard of living of the people in the community.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Understanding and complying with all relevant policies and procedures applicable in work practice.
  • Complying with rules and regulations that apply in your practice location.
  • Recognising and positively responding to any legal compliance issues that arise and bringing them to the attention of the appropriate stakeholders.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Listening to other's point of view and actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with clients from differing socio-cultural environments in the delivery of projects and respond appropriately to clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as in the professional practice environment.
  • Competently and appropriately constructing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge into a logical and legible report, in a timely manner that meets professional standards and clearly communicates the intended message.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and professional requirements.
  • Accessing a computer for your studies, and possessing basic computer knowledge and skills to engage in the on-line learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums or responding to emails.
  • regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Being adept and proficient in the use of discipline specific computer systems and able to analyse, manipulate and display scientific information.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in professional practice.
  • Discerning the wide variety of socio-economic environments that practice takes place in, and providing effective professional solutions to all these stakeholders.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in projects and services.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear professional documentation which meets legal requirements.
  • Retrieving correct information from appropriate sources, processing it and converting it into simpler terms if required.
  • Demonstrating competency in applying appropriate mathematical knowledge and skills to make calculations that represent a system.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to make accurate interpretation of system response data.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve problems in a range of projects and services.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Accurately using instruments for measurements.
  • Observing and detecting subtle changes in responses to systems using instrumentation.
  • Having sufficient auditory ability to be capable of hearing warnings when on site.
  • Interacting effectively with stakeholders including clients, members of the community, tradespeople and other members of the professional team.
  • Using a computer and other professional tools.
  • Climbing a ladder or steep stairs, walking along scaffolding and traversing a construction site.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in activities related to the course and professional experience.
  • Performing with the required physical and mental energy and endurance in performing professional skills and services during set time frames.
  • Showing persistence when learning a new concept, seeing it as a challenge to be solved rather than an insurmountable obstacle.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Conducting repairs to professional systems.
  • Transporting field equipment during the data collection phase of projects.
  • Traversing uneven ground on construction sites.
  • Manipulating instruments in tests and measurements.
  • Using knobs and dials in equipment used for field data collection.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Communicating with respect.
  • Consulting all stakeholders.
  • Creating and sustaining professional networks.
  • Listening to clients and stakeholders regarding their needs.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Using the Microsoft Office suite of products, in particular Work, Excel and PowerPoint as well as Adobe Acrobat.
  • Being familiar with computer operating systems.
  • Using keyboard and mouse.
  • Connecting to a WiFi network.
  • Being familiar with video communication software such as Skype or Zoom.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply advanced knowledge of maintenance and asset management to design creative and sustainable solutions.
  • 2. Communicate maintenance management philosophies using a range of technical and research skills across all levels of the industry and beyond.
  • 3. Analyse maintenance management practices and issues integrating appropriate research tools and methodologies in order to solve problems.
  • 4. Critique existing asset and maintenance management practices considering plant integrity, safety and requirements of regulatory bodies.
  • 5. Foster sustainable leadership informed by openness and a desire to manage change and associated ethical and legal responsibilities.
  • 6. Foster, lead and contribute to professional networks by utilising an inter-disciplinary approach.
  • 7. Critically reflect on self-performance with a focus on quality and accountability, displaying a desire for life-long learning and continuous professional development.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 10 Total credit points: 72

On entry to the course, students will study the following introductory unit which will assist their transition into the course. Students are encouraged to attend the optional induction workshop for this unit. Check the CQU residential school schedule for details.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENMM20023 Introduction to Asset and Maintenance Management

Following completion of the introductory unit, students will study the following 3 foundation units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENMM20024 Asset Management Systems
ENMM20025 Maintenance Strategies
ENMM20029 Maintenance Organisation

Students will then study the following advanced units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENMM20030 Maintenance Leadership
Available units
Students must complete 3 from the following units:
ENMM20026 Turnaround Maintenance Management
ENMM20027 Maintenance Materials Management
ENMM20028 Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
ENMM20031 Condition Monitoring and Tribology
ENMM20032 Maintenance Audit

Students will then complete a major project over 2 terms. Note that both project units are double weighted (12uc) units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENRP20001 Engineering Research Project Planning
ENRP20003 Engineering Research Project Implementation
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.