PGDip Reliability Engineering and Asset Management / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Safety, Legislation & Cost Effectiveness

Unit code MACE69022
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Division (L5)
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.

Management systems for health, safety, environment & quality. Relevant standards & legislation in these areas.
Behavioural safety, near miss & accident reporting & investigation. Quantified risk assessments & hazard analysis.
Asset integrity management including discussion of risk-based inspection, reliability centred maintenance, equipment in flammable atmospheres, & instrument protective systems.
Financial importance of asset management & maintenance including effects on profitability, cash flow & return on investment. Relationship with lean and intangible items. How asset management & maintenance adds value. Making a case for investment or improvement.
Costing for maintenance & asset management including lifecycle costing, costing for investments & improvements; dealing with uncertainties & contingencies

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Asset Management Strategy & Organisation MACE69001 Co-Requisite Compulsory

Aims

To discuss the vital parts which safety, legislation & cost-effectiveness play in all aspects of maintenance & asset management

Syllabus

Management systems for health, safety, environment & quality. Relevant standards & legislation in these areas.
Behavioural safety, near miss & accident reporting & investigation. Quantified risk assessments & hazard analysis.
Asset integrity management including discussion of risk-based inspection, reliability centred maintenance, equipment in flammable atmospheres, & instrument protective systems.
Financial importance of asset management & maintenance including effects on profitability, cash flow & return on investment. Relationship with lean and intangible items. How asset management & maintenance adds value. Making a case for investment or improvement.
Costing for maintenance & asset management including lifecycle costing, costing for investments & improvements; dealing with uncertainties & contingencies

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 50%
Report 50%

Feedback methods

Provided in person or via the Blackboard system

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 35
Project supervision 55
Independent study hours
Independent study 60

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Paul Wheelhouse Unit coordinator

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