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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

CIVE5990M Project and Asset Management

15 creditsClass Size: 75

Module manager: Mr. Kris Moodley
Email: k.moodley@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is mutually exclusive with

CIVE5941MWhole Life Asset Management

Module replaces

CIVE5185 - The Management of Projects

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module aims to develop an understanding of the implications of whole life management concepts on infrastructure asset management. It also introduces and explores the most common project management concepts, tools and techniques. It focuses on the relationships between Capital Investment Delivery, Maintenance, Renewal and Disposal.

Objectives

The module aims to develop an understanding of the whole life management of infrastructure assets. It introduces and explores the most common project and risk management concepts. It examines how business strategy translates to infrastructure choices and infrastructure strategy. The relationship between risk, cost, value and performance is evaluated over the whole-life of an asset. It focuses on the relationships between Capital investment delivery, maintenance, renewal and disposal.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
 Understand the process of whole life asset management
 Apply of tools and techniques of physical asset management to develop a SAMP.
 Understanding of the most common project and risk management tools and techniques.
 Understanding of the implications of whole life management concepts for delivering value-for-money in infrastructure asset management in Opex and Capex terms
 Be aware of the relationship between risk, cost, value and performance in terms of whole –life infrastructure asset decision-making

Learning outcomes
General learning outcomes (UK-SPEC):
The ability to apply new concepts and methods (in the context of whole life asset management).

Specific learning outcomes (UK-SPEC):
- An understanding of management and business practices and limitations through the use tools such as PESTEL, VFM, Risk analysis and LCC to develop infrastructure asset management strategies. (Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context).
- An awareness of and ability to apply risk evaluation techniques in the organisation, legislative, commercial and social context of infrastructure development, operations and decommissioning. (Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context).
- An awareness of the need for sustainability in whole life infrastructure solutions including design, operation and decommissioning challenges. (Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context).

Skills outcomes
* Understanding of whole life concepts;
* Understanding of key project management concepts;
* Understanding of infrastructure asset management;
* Understanding capital investment, maintenance and disposal.


Syllabus

 Project and Risk Management techniques
 Assets, Infrastructure and Organisation strategy.
 The concept of whole life management (WLM),
 The key components of asset management, SAMP, AMP, Implementation, Operations, Renewal and Disposal. Development of line of sight.
 Relationships between Capital Investment, Maintenance, Renewal and Disposal.
 A Risk, Vulnerability and Criticality
 Value and risk compromises in whole life management - OPEX and CAPEX considerations
 - The Asset Management process, tools and techniques for WLM. Life-cycle assessment and CBA
Technical and managerial issues in WLM - Introduction to ISO 55000 and related guidelines

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Case Study53.0015.00
Lecture152.0030.00
Tutorial12.002.00
Private study hours103.00
Total Contact hours47.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Private study includes an additional 13 hours of case study work (group) to prepare case study presentation. Critical appraisal of the case study requires 10 hours additional work. Review of literature for the report is 40 hours. Problem analysis and final report writing 30 hours.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Project4,000 word technical report100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The re-sit format is a 4,000 word technical report.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:19:57

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