Asset Integrity Management

PgCert | PgDip | MSc

asset integrity management course
This is a unique course relevant for those who aspire to competently manage and co-ordinate physical assets to optimum effect. Combining theory with best practice, it is designed for Engineers and management personnel working in an engineering operations environment. The course delivers specialised professional development, designed to meet the real-world needs of industry.

The implementation of asset management practices within an organisation enables tangible benefits such as lower operating costs, longer asset life, improved asset performance, greater reliability, higher safety standards, enhanced environmental support and better informed investment strategies. Throughout the course you will learn how to make a significantly positive impact on organisations, through effective asset integrity management approaches.

The flexible online delivery means that this career-enhancing course is well-suited to those already in employment.

This course has one study option
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Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • Online Distance Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
January
Course Length
3 years and 9 months

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Distance Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
January
Course Length
Minimum 22 months (Fast-Track)

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Distance Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
May
Course Length
Minimum 3 years, 9 months

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Distance Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
May
Course Length
Minimum 29 months (Fast-Track)

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Distance Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
September
Course Length
Minimum 3 years, 9 months

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Distance Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
September
Course Length
Minimum 26 months (Fast-Track)
stage 1

In Stage 1 you will study; Problem Solving, Determination of Maintenance and Inspection, Requirements for Asset Integrity Management, Delivery of Maintenance and Inspection for Asset Integrity Management.

stage 2

In Stage 2 you will study; Health, Safety, Environment and Risk Assessment, Asset Life Cycle Analysis and Corrosion Management.

stage 3

In Stage 3 you will study; Engineering Project Management and Integrity and Reliability Management.

stage 4

This is the final stage where you will focus on the Individual Engineering Research Investigation.  Successful completion will award the MSc Asset Integrity Management.

 
Detailed module information

Our distance learning courses are delivered online through CampusMoodle, the University's virtual learning environment. Each module comprises up to 52 hours of lectures and tutorials. This information is based on the assumption ODL students can complete one 15 credit module (or equivalent) per semester.  Typically modules will be taken in the order in which they appear in the schedule above.  There is an element of flexibility to the order in which modules are taken and any change must be agreed with the School prior to commencement of the module.  Students must normally complete all taught modules before progressing to the MSc Project.

Activity summary
  • Lectures – 23 hours per semester
  • Project supervision – 600 hours, made up of contact hours and non-contact hours over the MSc stage.
  • Independent study – 127 hours per semester
Independent Study

Significant additional private study is expected during each module. You’ll work autonomously and take responsibility for your own learning and professional and academic development. The suggested hours-of-study-per-week and other information is detailed in each Module Descriptor.

Assessment

 Stage 1

  • 3 written exams, typically for 2-2.5 hours
  • 3 written assessments including essay

 

Stage 2

  • 3 written exams, typically for 2-2.5 hours
  • 3 written assessments including essay
     

Stage 3

  • 1 written exam, typically for 2-2.5 hours
  • 2 written assessments including essay
  • 1 group critique
     

Stage 4

  • 1 dissertation
  • 1 oral assessment

Feedback

We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.

Staff delivering on course

We’ve been delivering industry-relevant courses for the energy industry for many years, and our teaching staff members bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the curriculum. They are research-active and work on live industry projects. This includes input to patented technology and the design of products and systems to positively impact society and improve the lives of communities in developing countries.

Lecturers are involved in an ongoing development project with a Scottish business in relation to innovative solar powered systems funded by the Scottish Institute for Remanufacture. We’re also in collaboration with Scottish companies working on the development of solar energy systems for new applications. This has created great potential for students to work on industrial projects.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

DISABILITY & DYSLEXIA CENTRE

ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT

All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

CampusMoodle

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

University Library

 
JOB PROSPECTS

Graduates of this course can progress to management and operational roles within an engineering operations environment. Skills in efficient management of assets are increasingly in demand in the oil and gas and processing industries as many assets approach and exceed the lifespan they were originally designed for.

CAREERS

 
 
  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Engineering or a relevant discipline such as Geology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis
English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International Students 

International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH PROGRAMME AT RGU

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact admissions@rgu.ac.uk for further information.

 
For Academic Year 2018/2019

For Academic Year 2019/2020

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.

ALUMNI DISCOUNT

Funding

Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.

Postgraduate Students' Funding

Scholarships and Financial Awards

You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

DISCLAIMER

For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:

STUDENT FINANCE

 

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with our Student Admissions Team and we'll do our best to help.

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The MSc Asset Integrity Management course has not only enabled me to really appreciate the importance of Asset Integrity within industry, but has allowed me to strengthen my technical understanding and delivery of many of its principles. Completing this course has had a direct impact on my career, as it contributed in securing a position with an International Oil and Gas E&P company where I now hold a senior technical role.
Liam Frost, CEng
MSc Asset Integrity Management

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Energy Institute on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

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