MGMT5512 Leadership in Maintenance

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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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