Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Maintenance Management of Engineering Assets

MME80003  12.5 Credit Points
One Semester or equivalent
Contact hours
36 Hours




Aims and learning outcomes

The aim of this unit is to develop student’s understanding and knowledge of maintaining engineering manufacturing, infrastructure facilities and other assets.  

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. Identify and interpret types of engineering asset, life cycle of assets and reliability principle in design.
  2. Apply reliability-based maintenance concepts and plant reliability engineering methods for enhanced reliability and sustainable performance during different stages of asset/ facility life cycle.
  3. Identify and articulate the latest innovations in industry towards significant improvement in assets reliability and sustainability of its performance.
  4. Link and synthesize knowledge gained in other related engineering management courses to critically assess condition of assets and measures required to improve its reliability in cost effective manner (Six Sigma, Technology Management).
  5. Interpret and apply the concept of asset critically.
  6. Interpret and use FMEA and FMECA analysis.
  7. Identify and classify Faults and Failures of assets and its components.
  8. Interpret and use RCM, FTA and RPN analysis.
  9. Develop in a hands-on manner maintenance analysis, maintenance programs, performance measurements and reporting, using risk assessment, FTA, RCM, FMEA and RPN for a major industry-type asset.

Unit information in detail

– Learning and teaching structures, content, assessment and general skill outcomes.

Learning and teaching structures

ActivityTotal HoursHours per WeekTeaching Period Weeks
Problem Solving150 hours25 hoursWeeks 1 to 6


  • Assets, asset management, life cycle of assets
  • Reliability of assets as the key principle of performance, quality, safety and sustainability
  • Assets performance reliability – business case
  • Assets maintenance management, definition, function, place in the organization
  • System engineering
  • Maintenance as capability assurance function – to perform at specified levels
  • Maintenance management reporting and measurements. KPA – key performance areas, KPIs –functional, organizational and plant reliability types
  • Maintenance philosophy, strategy, objectives, programs and planning
  • Maintenance Root-Cause analysis, FMECA, MTTM, and MTBF. Utilization of CMMS for planning and execution of maintenance work
  • Plant reliability as a component of Co Quality System
  • Quality and Risk Mitigation Framework in Maintenance Management: model and overview
  • RCM – Reliability Centred Maintenance, RCM Model, RCM analysis and Planning Maintenance Requirements
  • Reliability and Maintainability of Assets, Maintenance is a Reliability Function
  • Reliability Based Engineering, Reliability Modelling
  • Assessment of assets risks, safety and reliability. Application of FMEA, FMECA, RPN, Block diagrams and FTA
  • Types of maintenance: Reactive, Planned, Proactive, Preventative, Predictive, and Condition-based
  • Development and optimization of maintenance programs, using maintenance analysis, compilation of tasks, computer-aided management of assets
  • Organization of maintenance
  • Sustainability based on Continuous Improvement Cycle, TPM and other modern types of maintenance management that involve operator participation
  • Sustainability in maintenance performance.


Tasks and DetailsIndividual or GroupWeightingAssesses attainment
of these ULOs
Packages x 4Individual100% 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum requirements to pass this Unit

As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all Unit Learning Outcomes to a minimum standard, a student must achieve:

  1. an aggregate mark of 50% or more, and
  2. obtain at least 40% in the final exam (if applicable)

Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirement (ii) will receive a maximum of 44% as the total mark for the unit and will not be eligible for a conceded pass.  

General skill outcomes

During this unit, students will receive feedback on the following key generic skills:

  • analysis skills
  • problem solving skills
  • communications skills
  • ability to tackle unfamiliar problems, and
  • ability to work independently in class and at home

Study resources

– Resources and reference material.

Resources and reference material

Sufficient learning material will be given in the class and distributed via Blackboard.