Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus due to COVID border closures. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA and include which of the below criteria applies:

  • You are a student who is currently offshore and unable to enter Australia.
  • You are a student in Australia who is impacted by state or regional border closures.

Click on an offering mode for more details.

MGMT5512 Leadership in Maintenance

6 points
(see Timetable)
Trimester 3OnlineOnline timetabled
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.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Adam Parr
Unit rules
Contact hours
Intensive teaching period
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.