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609: Road Asset Management

Unit Overview

Unit Overview

This unit enables students to attain advanced knowledge in road asset that will enhance their professional engineering skills. The unit will impart cognitive skills to think critically about the management methods employed in the sector. The unit will also provide specialised technical and creative skills that are key to current and future professional practice.

The increasing emphasis on asset management by owners and stakeholder stems from a broad spectrum of complex influences. These include; the ageing of road assets built during the post-war expansion of the road network, increased community demands for transparency in investment decisions and a growing understanding of the social, economic and environmental outcomes of investment in transport infrastructure. The complexity is magnified by new areas of government expenditure competing for limited public funds and the increasing role of the private sector in management of public infrastructure. The unit will present students with the tools to investigate, analysis and manage the complexities faced by the expert practitioners employed by road agencies.

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