Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Dr Ye Lu



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit will equip the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to use the latest condition monitoring techniques and to design appropriate retrofits to alleviate common problems with ageing infrastructure systems. Smart monitoring techniques of localized and dispersed systems will be introduced. The condition assessment and forensic analysis of problem infrastructure will be complemented by knowledge on rehabilitation techniques. This unit will provide advanced technical knowledge to allow the graduate maintain an existing infrastructure system for future generations.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Assess the condition of existing infrastructure and noting the commonly observed problems.
  2. Design and interpret a smart monitoring strategy to assess the condition of ageing infrastructure.
  3. Describe and apply appropriate rehabilitation techniques for common infrastructure systems.
  4. Predict the remaining life of an infrastructure system, given condition assessments and monitoring results.


Continuous assessment: 60%
Examination (3 hours): 40%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component 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.

Workload requirements

3 hours lecture/practice and 9 hours of private study per week.

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