MGMT5512 Leadership in Maintenance

6 points
(see Timetable)
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
The maintenance of plant and equipment, buildings and infrastructure is a critical discipline for the public sector, for the resources, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors as well as for sectors such as healthcare that operate major facilities. Maintenance is also a field in which many management disciplines and emerging trends come together.

This unit explores leadership in the professional discipline of maintenance. It is designed for people working within operations and maintenance; for people interested in working in the field; and also provides a lens into leadership from the perspective of a technical discipline.
Students are able to (1) apply systems thinking to maintenance; (2) critically analyse how maintenance management systems (MMS) work; (3) prepare a high-level maintenance plan that effectively manages identified trade-offs and accommodates improvement initiatives; (4) evaluate their own leadership effectiveness in terms of the core attributes of leadership in maintenance; and (5) create an outline implementation plan for an emerging technology that considers technical, economic and human dimensions of change in MMS maintenance.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment; (2) participation; and (3) journal. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Adam Parr
Contact hours
Intensive teaching period
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