Facilities and Asset Information - 2016

Unit summary

MPM452

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assessments - Online activities (35%) , Assignment - Essay or case study (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,300.00
International 2,550.00

This unit provides you with an advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in the management of Facilities and Asset Information as applied in professional practice.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes recent developments in the management of Facilities and Asset Information and its application in professional practice.
  2. investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to the Facilities and Asset Information body of knowledge and practice
  3. generate and evaluate the justification and interpretation of theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to a variety of audiences 
  4. demonstrate theoretical knowledge and skills to apply creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice in the area of Facilities and Asset Information
  5. reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship in the area of contemporary Facilities and Asset Information
  • Assessments — Online activities (35%)
  • Assignment — Essay or case study (30%)
  • Report — Individual (1500 words) (35%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials
  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Asset types, infrastructure, buildings and other assets
2Elements, sub-elements and components of facilities and assets
3Asset lifecycles
4Asset management principles and practices as applied to non-current assets
5Portfolio assembly, asset registers and hierarchies of assets
6Information management
7Spatial information systems
8Data collection and valuation
9Information assessment
10Information technology systems for asset management
11Presentation of asset information for decision making

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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