Course Title: Infrastructure Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Infrastructure Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Offsh1 15


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. David Law

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0321

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 12.13.31

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The assumed knowledge for this course requires that you have completed CIVE1150 Construction Management.

Course Description

The course will provide an overview of the management of infrastructure both at the individual and network level. It will provide background knowledge on the inspection, durability and maintenance of structures. The deterioration mechanisms, methods of inspection, interpretation of the data, repair techniques and lifetime analysis of structures. It will also provide details of asset management for structures and networks of structures, from design though operation to repair and replacement.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course contributes to development of the following Program Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.

At the successful conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Appreciate of the whole of life cycle of infrastructure systems covering the service (customer expectations), performance (technical and functional capabilities), and life expectancy.
2. Have a technical knowledge of standard deterioration, maintenance and repair techniques
3. Have the understanding to be able to integrate your technical knowledge with economic constraints and environmental sustainability to develop a management plan for critical infrastructure structures and systems essential for the needs of society.
4. To be able to function as a professional engineer within the context of the lifecycle management of infrastructure assets.


Overview of Learning Activities

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates, they will be provided with a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conducive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the student accepting responsibility for their own learning and by actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to teams. Adult learning is a hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities of students as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
• to participate effectively and honestly as a responsible member of a learning team;
• to contribute effectively to the learning of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain;
• to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used;
• to effectively utilise the academic resources provided (consultation time, library etc);
• to submit, on time, all work for assessment as described below;• to develop understanding from the laboratory sessions and lectures, using them to help make links between theory and practice;
• to manage time so as to facilitate efficient study and maximise learning, as far as reasonably possible;
This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop as adult learners by:- Class lectures and examples - Practice problems - References for self-learning and Laboratory sessions.


The course will comprise lectures and tutorials (3 hrs per week) and laboratory (1x 3 hrs). Giving 34 hours face to face teaching. Students are expected to undertake self-study, including reading of recommended texts, equivalent to 86 hours.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will include;
• Lecture notes
• Tutorial questions
• Lab Manuals
• Reading material on Blackboard
• Recommended texts
Support can also be found at Subject Guide for Civil Engineering
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Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on both individual and collaborative performance of requisite laboratory tasks and their subsequent write-up
Note that:
Assignment 1 (25%)
Group Assignment.
Lifecycle Repair Strategy (25%)
Assessment of optimal lifecycle repair strategy based on visual inspection data and standard repair techniques
Due week 12
Addresses LO 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assignment 2 (25%)
Laboratory practical
Group Assignment
Undertake a set of standard non destructive tests, write up and analyse results
Addresses LO2

Assignment 3 (50%)
Addresses LO 1, 2, 3 & 4