Facilities and Asset Performance - 2017

Unit summary


  • 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 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessments - Online activities (35%) , Assignment - Essay or case study (30%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 2,375.00
International 2,625.00

This unit provides you with an advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in Facilities and Asset Performance Management 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 includesrecent developments in Facilities and Asset Performance Management 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 Performance 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 Performance
  5. reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship in the area of contemporary Facilities and Asset Performance management
  • 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.

1Principles and practices of benchamrking
2Key performance indicators relative to the organisation's business goals
3Infrastructure and building performance measurement, asset evaluation, auditing philosophies and practices
4Statutory requirements and compliance with standards and codes of practice
5Asset maintanence
6Regeneration upgrading
7Asset disposal
8Asset sustainability and environmental concepts
9Integration of design and construction techniques into the sustainability framework

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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