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MSc in Asset Management and Maintenance (ODL)

​​JPT/BPP(N-DL/521/7/0180)02/25


Introduction

A master programme in Asset Management and Maintenance programme addresses concerns of aging assets and maintenance culture amongst plant personnel. The target group that needs to be equipped with new knowledge and competencies in Asset Management and Maintenance are engineers and managers from petrochemical plants, refineries, offshore platforms/pipelines, power sectors, public and private infrastructures, and manufacturing organisations.

 

The programme aims to produce leaders who are able to manage and maintain assets in the most economical, professional, creative, and reliable ways with the state-of-the-art technology, locally and globally.

 

Graduates with an MSc in Asset Management and Maintenance degree will enhance their employment and industrial career prospects in the management and maintenance of assets with the incorporation of the mechanical and civil engineering aspects.

 

Open Distance Learning (ODL) programme

The modular-based programme covers a broad basis of asset management and maintenance practices applicable across a vast array of industries and sectors. Offered with the flexibility of classes online, working professionals can opt for the best mode of learning to accommodate their busy schedules. Special weekend classes can be arranged by the faculty to accommodate your plan.

 

Why You Should Join Our MSc in Asset Management and Maintenance?

  • Modular-based programme jointly developed with PETRONAS and senior industry experts
  • Leverage on our vast industry network
  • Get a sneak peek at the future with maximum industry exposure

 

Programme Educational Objective 

  1. Asset Management and Maintenance specialists with insights to articulate complex industry problems and solutions.
  2. Industry leaders with integrity towards sustainable development through continuous improvement and innovation for the betterment of society.

 

Programme Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate continuing advanced knowledge in Science in Asset Management and Maintenance and have the capabilities to further develop or use these in new situations or multi-disciplinary context.
  2. Analyze and evaluate critically problems in Science in Asset Management and Maintenance particularly in situations with limited information and to provide solutions through application of appropriate tools and techniques.
  3. Appraise available information and research evidence in Science in Asset Management and Maintenance and apply it in the engineering context.
  4. Plan and perform research undertakings in Science in Asset Management and Maintenance professionally, ethically and responsibly.
  5. Report technical findings in both written and oral forms.
  6. Recognize the needs for continuing professional development in Science in Asset Management and Maintenance. 

 

Course Duration and Offering

This course is available in ​Full-Time only.

Mode Minimum Duration Maximum Duration
ODL 12 months 36 months

 

Entry Requirements

i. A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, or

ii. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.


​Fee Structure

Local Students

International Students

 

Programme Curriculum Structure

Each student is required to complete four (4) core modules, four (4) technical elective modules, (2) management elective modules, Research Methodology and 1 project and dissertation. The programme curriculum structure is shown as below:

 

MSc AMM CURRICULUM STRUCTURE  ​ ​
Category Module Credit Hour
CORE MODULES  ​ ​ ​ 1. OAM5013 Principles of Appraisal, Repair and Maintenance 3
2. OAM5033 Asset Life Study 3
3. OAM5023 Reliability Assessment of Structures 3
4. OAM5063 Plant Asset Maintenance Management 3
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES  ​ ​ ​ 5. OAM5083 Corrosion Engineering 3
6. OAM5073 Failure Analysis and Risk-based Inspection 3
7. OAM5093 Reliability Assessment of Pipelines 3
8. OAM5103 Deepwater Maintenance 3
MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES (Choose 2)    ​ ​ 9. SNB5012 Operations Management 2
10. SNB5022 Strategic Management 2
11. SFB5012 Engineering Economy 2
UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENT 12. OAN5032 Research Methodology 2
DISSERTATION 13. OAM511C Industrial Based Project 12
Total Credit Hours 42

 

The programme consists of taught courses and one industrial based project. The course is structured into 11 one-week modules during which intensive learning support is provided either at the University or at the students' work locations.

  • Four (4) core modules - 12 credit hours
  • Four (4) Technical Electives modules - 12 credit hours
  • Two (2) Elective Management Modules - 4 credit hours
  • Research Methodology - 2 credit hours
  • Industrial Based Project - 12 credit hours

     

Programme Module Synopsis

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

OAM5013

Principles of Appraisal, Repair and Maintenance

​​3 credits

The course covers maintenance policy, condition survey, testing, evaluation analysis, repair and strengthening.



Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

OAM5023

Reliability Assessment of Structures

​​3 credits

The course covers the basics of structural reliability including the uncertainty and certainty modelling, component and system reliability, reliability-based design & code calibration, fatigue reliability and probability & risk-based inspection.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

OAM5033

Asset Life Study

​​3 credits

The course covers asset life cycle analysis, engineering cost and estimates, life cycle costing, replacement decisions, sensitivity analysis, economic risk analysis.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

OAM5063

Plant Asset Maintenance Management

​​3 credits

This course covers asset and maintenance management concept, asset and utilization, asset integrity, reliability and availability, associated costs in maintenance management, maintenance management and concept, asset management and maintenance process, inventory control and maintenance, quality and safety in maintenance. 

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

OAM5073

Failure Analysis and Risk-based Inspection

​​3 credits

This course covers introduction to failure analysis and prevention, materials selection for failure prevention, manufacturing aspects of failure and prevention, structural life assessment methods, tools and techniques in failure analysis, case studies in failure analysis, and Risk-Based Inspection.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

OAM5083

Corrosion Engineering

​​3 credits

This course covers corrosion principles & theory, forms of corrosion, corrosion prevention,
corrosion testing, and corrosion in specific environments.
 

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

OAM5093

Reliability Assessment of Pipelines

​​3 credits

The course covers fundamentals of pipeline engineering, pipeline safety, failure causes, pipeline design criteria, material selection & specifications, pipeline routing, reliability analysis, and pipeline integrity management methods.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

OAM5103

Deepwater Maintenance

​​3 credits

The course covers overview of deepwater technology, deepwater facilities and systems, deepwater fundamentals, deepwater maintenance, and deepwater simulation projects.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

SNB5022

Strategic Management

​​2 credits

This capstone subject in the degree integrates and applies knowledge gained in previous units for the purpose of evaluating complex business problems and formulating policies and strategies for their solution. It seeks to develop knowledge of key strategic management concepts as well as basic skills in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of management strategies.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

SNB5012

Operation Management

​​2 credits

The course covers overview of deepwater technology, deepwater facilities and systems, deepwater fundamentals, deepwater maintenance, and deepwater simulation projects.

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

SFB5012

Engineering Economy

​​2 credits

This course will cover the fundamental concept of engineering economics and its principles, methodology and application of the various methods as well as discussion on issues related to the economics of various engineering projects. 

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

OAN5032

Research Methodology

​​2 credits

The course covers Fundamentals of Research Methodology and Applied Sciences

 

Course Code

Module

​Credit Hour

OAM511C

Industrial Based Project

1​​2 credits

The module allows each student to work independently on an industry-based project under the supervision of a faculty member and/or a supervisor from the industry. The student is expected to review the subject, propose an experimental / analytical plan and follow that through to feasibility study, investigation, design / simulation, test and implementation. Each student must prepare a comprehensive technical report, present and demonstrate findings and results of the project work.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates with an MSc in Asset Management and Maintenance degree will enhance their employment and industrial career prospects in the management and maintenance of assets with the incorporation of the mechanical and civil engineering aspects.

 

CONTACT

Programme Manager

Ts. Dr. Azlan Ahmad
Email: azlan.ahmad@utp.ed​u.my   ​

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