ENEM13012 - Maintenance Engineering

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit outlines the importance of effective maintenance management in 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 outlines 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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Pre-requisites: ENEG12004 Engineering Design & Management Planning OR ENEG12007 Design and Project Management
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

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

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 12.5% 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: Telephone and email communications
Feedback
Some students found it challenging to write a formal report, with an argumentative essay focus, literature review, and adopting appropriate Harvard referencing protocols.
Recommendation
Students need to ensure they follow the helpful and focused advice provided in the assessment item descriptions by the unit coordinator. This also includes, as strongly advised by the unit coordinator, seeking the advice and help from our Learning Centre staff (report/essay writing) and our Librarians (in accessing and using maintenance engineering databases, how to conduct and formulate a literature review and how to adopt the appropriate use of Harvard referencing protocols). This unit is an excellent lead-in of the skill development for their final year project and supports and helps students to develop these skills.
Action Taken
Continued to provide helpful, detailed and focused advice and feedback on how to improve and consolidate in order to perform better in the next assessment item and the majority of students took this on borad and their overall performance improved.
Source: Telephone and email communications
Feedback
This unit involves defining, investigating, critically analysing and resolving an authentic maintenance engineering problem. Some students did not access an authentic industry project and chose to define their own project and did not access/provide enough scope nor data to credibly investigate, critical analyse nor resolve the maintenance problem.
Recommendation
It is extremely important students negotiate with an industry partner in defining, investigating, critically analysing and resolving an authentic maintenance engineering problem. There are then two options. Option 1: Do not enrol in this unit as an elective. It is focussed on an authentic scenario. Option 2: Where students do not access an industry partner they must define an authentic focused project, ensuring they have an appropriate, and relevant amount of information to enable them to investigate, critically analyse and resolve the maintenance engineering problem. Where a student does not meet these requirements they will not achieve well in this unit. This unit is an excellent lead in to of the skill development for their final year project and supports and helps students to develop these skills.
Action Taken
All students followed this advice and were successful in defining a relevant and applicable project for study and analysis.
Source: Telephone and email communications
Feedback
Some students did not access the detailed information provided with regards information, advice, focus and formatting of assessment items.
Recommendation
Students need to access the detailed information provided with regards information, advice, focus and formatting of assessment items, and adopt and act upon it.
Action Taken
Continued to provide a great amount of detail, direction and resources and in the majority of cases students appear to have followed through with what was provided to them.
Source: Telephone and email communications
Feedback
Some students found it challenging to present their final assessment item as a PowerPoint and video.
Recommendation
Students need to develop these necessary skills of being able to present information and outcomes to an audience. This includes being able to explain detailed and technical information, data analysis and justification for decisions and outcomes, in a range of different media formats (including a recorded/live/video format), in a confident and competent manner.
Action Taken
Continued to provided a great amount of detail, direction and resources and in the majority of cases students appear to have followed through with what was provided to them.
Source: Telephone and email communications
Feedback
Some students did not engage regularly with the unit's Moodle site, the study materials provided nor the information and advice provided in Moodle postings.
Recommendation
Students need to regularly and be consistent in their engagement with the Moodle site and the study materials provided. Students need to be proactive in engaging in accessing and acting upon the information and advice provided in Moodle postings of information and advice.
Action Taken
Continued to provided a great amount of detail, direction and resources but it appears that on the whole students only access what they believe they require and do not avail themselves to the wide range of aspects provided.
Source: email, telphone conversations, 'Have Your Say'
Feedback
Cohort members were very happy with the range of information, detail and advice provided on theoretical matters relating to maintenance issues.
Recommendation
Continue to provide a broad range of information, detail and advice regarding theoretical matters relating to maintenance issues.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: email, telphone conversations, 'Have Your Say'
Feedback
Cohort members believe the focus on an authentic engineering scenario (whether industry based or of their own design) is an important focus in exploring and applying the theoretical aspects relating to identifiying, describing and seeking to remedy a maintenance issue.
Recommendation
Continue to provide an assessment approach which focuses on an authentic engineering scenario (whether industry based or of their own design) to explore and apply theoretical aspects relating to identifying, describing and seeking to remedy a maintenance issue.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 'Have Your Say'
Feedback
Identified there is a low rate of response from the cohort though 'Have your Say'.
Recommendation
Continue to encourage students to give feedback, as previous feedback has been taken up and unit changed accordingly.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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