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EG4013 - Asset Management, Maintenance and Reliability

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject includes: Overview of sustainable asset management; maintenance practices; spare parts and warehouse management; life cycle cost of machinery; computerised maintenance management systems; relevant ISO standards; failure analysis; reliability centred maintenance; failure mode, root cause analysis (RCA), DMAIC, effects and criticality analysis; condition monitoring practices; environmental considerations; other related issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse basic reliability concepts and perform statistical analysis involved;
  • apply sustainable asset management concepts, techniques and effective strategies in an industrial organisation;
  • practise basic management considerations and implications of decisions relating to machine maintenance, interaction with the workforce, and asset turnover;
  • integrate the training skills capable of applying the course knowledge on assignment type problems, the tasks/problems of which are real industry scenarios.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • quizzes or tests (14%)
  • individual industrial case studies (20%)
  • group lab project (10%)
  • industrial seminars (6%).
Prerequisites: (EG1000 AND EG1002 AND EG1010 AND EG1011 AND EG1012 AND MA1000 AND MA1003 AND (PH1005 OR EG1001)) OR 36 CREDIT POINTS
EE4306 EG5031 ME4527


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Mr Daniel Christie.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.