Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)A Haque, T Provis


This unit will introduce students to an appropriate management framework within which operations and maintenance of infrastructure should be carried out. In particular, this unit will develop a theoretical background for infrastructure management. It will cover asset management principles (whole of life cycle issues, infrastructure policy, risk management and strategic development), concepts and identification of asset performance requirements (community and stakeholder benefits and consultation, system performance and measures, level of service).


The objectives of the unit are to:

  • familiarise with the concept of 'whole of life' asset management;
  • understand processes for developing and implementing effective infrastructure policy;
  • develop an understanding of the external risks and issues to be managed;
  • understand the process of establishing asset performance (service) levels and measures; and
  • understand the steps in developing and evaluating asset management strategies


Assignments: 50%, Examination (3 hours): 50%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeffrey Walker

Contact hours

150 hours study