ENEM13012 - Maintenance Engineering

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the importance of effective maintenance management in the industry, the costs of maintenance, and the benefits of effective maintenance planning and strategies. Emphasis is placed on practical aspects of managing maintenance for plant and equipment. You are introduced to techniques and methods for monitoring the condition of plant and equipment, and to processes used to implement and manage condition monitoring. You will investigate maintenance problems and prepare plans to solve such problems. The unit delineates methods for assessing maintenance effectiveness and improving maintenance systems and provides a vehicle for developing skills for working and learning autonomously to solve problems, to document approaches used to solve problems, and to communicate professionally.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Pre-requisite: ENEG12007 Design and Project Management OR ENTA11014 OR Aircraft Structural Maintenance Practices.

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2024

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2024

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 60%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 66.67% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 37.50% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit Evaluation Report
Assessment items missing out on real-life industry practices.
Suggested to re-narrate assessment items for more comprehensiveness and making them more closely aligned to industry practices.
Action Taken
Each student was given the opportunity to contact an individual engineering company to collect real-life maintenance data and they processed these data for their assessment items.
Source: Unit Evaluation Report
The unit is well-constructed and informative.
Suggested to keep the current unit content and possibly to add any item from the latest development.
Action Taken
The well-developed unit content was kept as it was but additional real-life industry examples have been added.
Source: UC
Knowledge on LO3 is missing in the content.
Decide to add a topic on condition monitoring industrial plants for next delivery.
Action Taken
Well-exhausted content and condition monitoring management in progress.
Source: Unit Evaluation data
Enhance feedback on assignment.
Continue to add comments to students’ submitted assignments but also explore grading sheets based on the marking rubric for students to see grade distribution/calculation.
Action Taken
In Progress
Source: Unit Evaluation report
Assignment marking in due time.
Recommend returning all assessments within two weeks of the due date or after students with extensions have submitted.
Action Taken
In Progress
Source: Unit Evaluation report and UC reflection
Source industry data for assessment items for real life skills development.
Recommended to continue sourcing individual industry projects for data collection and processing the collected data for their assessment items.
Action Taken
In Progress
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the impact of maintenance on the business of industrial organisations and the need for maintenance management
  2. Describe processes for developing maintenance strategies and plans including explanations of costs and benefits of maintenance management
  3. Analyse techniques and methods for monitoring the condition of plant and equipment
  4. Describe processes used to implement and manage condition monitoring programs for specific applications of plant and equipment
  5. Investigate and analyse maintenance problems and develop plans to solve these problems
  6. Apply methods for assessing maintenance effectiveness and methods for improving maintenance systems and control of maintenance
  7. Work and learn autonomously to solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approaches used to solve problems and the rationale for adopting such approaches to problems.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 4N 6N 7N )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1N 2N 7N )

1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I 7I )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 7I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I 7I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities, and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I 7I )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I 7I )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools, and resources. (LO: 1N 2N 3I 4I 5I 6I 7I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I 7I )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 7I )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 2I 4I 6I 7I )
3.3 Creative, innovative, and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1N 3I 4I 6I 7I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 3I 4I 6I 7I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 3I 6I 7I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 7I )

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2A 3I 4I 5I 6A 7I )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.

Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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