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MSc in Asset Management and Maintenance

JPT/BPP(R2/521/7/0161)08/22

​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.


​Programme Objective

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


​Programme Outcomes

Upon graduation the candidates shall be able to:
  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
Full-Time
18 months
36 months


​Fee Structure




​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:

Module
Credit Hours
Core Modules
EMM5013 - Principles of Appraisal, Repair and Maintenance
3
EMM5033 - Asset Life Study
3
EMM5023 - Reliability Assessment of Structures
3
EMM5063 - Plant Asset Maintenance Management
3
​TECHNICAL ELECTIVES​
EMM5083 - Corrosion Engineering
3
EMM5073 - Failure Analysis and Risk-based Inspection
3
EMM5093 - Reliability Assessment of Pipelines
3
EMM5103 - Deepwater Maintenance
3
MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES (Choose 2)
​SNB5012 - Operations Management
2
SNB5022 - Strategic Management
2
SFB5012 - Engineering Economy
2
UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENT
SNB5042 - Research Methodology
2
DISSERTATION
EMM511C - Industrial Based Project
12

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
TOTAL: 42 credit hours

Programme Module Synopsis

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EMM5013
​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
EMM5023
​​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
​EMM5033
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
EMM5063
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
​​​EMM5073
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
EMM5083
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
EMM5093
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
EMM5103
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. A conceptual framework for the subject is developed covering both the domestic and global perspectives, Integration of existing knowledge in all areas business in an important part of the strategic management process.

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 economic of various engineering projects.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
SNB5032
Research Methodology
2 credits

The course covers Fundamentals of Research Methodology and Applied Sciences.

Course Code
Module
Credit Hour
EMM511C
Industrial Based Project
12 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.


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