MRE5001 - Terotechnology and life cycle costs - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Associate Professor Yousef Ibrahim

Unit guides




Introduction to asset management and terotechnology. Application of terotechnological techniques to increase profitability. Life cycle costs and the costs of ownership; assets as the profit generators; impact of maintenance on profitability. Maintenance budgets and cost control. Terotechnological aspects of engineering economics and accountancy. Terotechnology and maintenance performance ratios. Introduction to asset purchase/ replacement policies and those techniques concerned with economic decisions to buy or replace major units of plant. Design/redesign of plant to improve maintainability and reduce life cycle costs; design maintenance techniques.


Assignments: 50%, Examinations: 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.

Workload requirements

150 hours of study

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