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EG4013 - Asset Management, Maintenance and Reliability

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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.
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, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
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
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (14%); individual industrial case studies (20%); group lab project (10%); industrial seminars (6%).

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.