The University of applied Science (HU) has a long tradition in certifying and certifying both the bachelor student and the professional in Maintenance & Asset Management (MAM). Anticipating market demand has recently been the MAM curriculum of the Master of Engineering (MoE) in Maintenance & Asset Management revised to a state of the art program. Based on the ‘Core Tuning Guide’, the ‘Core Degree’ was drawn up so that “Graduate Competences & Skills” could be formulated.
One of the innovations is the introduction of reference frameworks from the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS).
By integrating the Body of Knowledge and qualifications of these reference frameworks into the learning outcomes of the MoE, the reference frameworks are an integral part of the training.
The IAM has audited the updated training program and qualified the MoE as a recognized trainer in Asset Management. This makes the HU University of Applied Sciences the first trainer recognized by the IAM.
After a positive completion of the MoE in Maintenance & Asset Management, the ‘IAM Diploma Asset Management’ can be obtained.
Author: Ing. Jan Stoker MSc. MEng.
After an intensive period of auditing by the Institute of Asset Management (IAM), the Master of Engineering in Asset & Maintenance Management was the first to succeed in being ‘recognized’ by the Institute of Asset Management.
The Institute of Asset Management is an international organization for professionals in Asset Management. The IAM develops knowledge and best practices in the field of Asset Management.
The IAM was established in 1994, has more than 22.000 members and is represented in 158 countries.
The recognition implies that the MoE-MAM meets a minimum set of requirements. With this, the IAM-Diploma can be obtained by IAM. The costs are additional of the MoE-MAM and relate to the administrative handling at the IAM itself. The incentive is that no regular training days or a special exam are required. Training and exams are, after all, already an integral part of the MoE-MAM MSc. program. for more information pleas contact MEngineering@hu.nl.
1. Master of Engineering in Maintenance & Asset Management
In coordination and consultation with, among others, Board of Advisory, Alumni, and Teaching Team, an inventory was made of what the market movements are and in the long term the competence is needed within Asset Management & Maintenance Management.
Board of Advisory; Click to Expand.
The core text and foundation of the ‘Core Degree Profile’ is formulated as follows:
The MSc. in Maintenance and Asset Management is a state-of-the-art programme in Maintenance Management, inspired on the framework of NEN-ISO 55000 series of Asset Management. The aim of the program is to deliver professionals that create added value by the application of 21st century skills and leadership in order to organise assurance, alignment and continuous improvement. Our objective is to educate reflective (future) managers through a programme with an optimal interaction between applied research, personal and engineering skills development. This is realized through interlinking between the courses and projects in the professional context of the student, supported by training and coaching.
2. Integration of the ‘Line of Sight’
Based on the ‘Core Degree Profile’, the current programs are being transformed into a Continuous Learning Line in which the individual student or organization can develop, certify, graduate or acquire a Masters degree in Maintenance & Asset Management. The theoretical framework and foundation of the MoE is ISO55000.
The reason for this is that this global standard defines the concept of Asset Management and realizes value by creating a balance between three variables. ‘Business, Risk & Performance‘.
The Maintenance Management standard is also regarded as one of the four basic principles on which Asset Management is based. Knowledge transfer takes place from the perspective of the”The Line of Sight“ in order to apply the policy to all levels and elements. Derived of the Line of Sight the lifelong Learning principles of the EU are embedded in a Continuous Learning program Maintenance & Asset Management which embracing Post-under graduating MAM and Inspections.
3. Frameworks: IAM & EFNMS
The MoE uses a number of reference frameworks for Maintenance & Maintenance Management.
The two most important are:
- For the Maintenance part within MAM, the ‘NEN-EN 15628 Maintenance – Qualification of Maintenance personnel’ is used as a reference framework and is monitored by the ‘European Federation of national Maintenance Societies’ (EFNMS).
- For the Asset Management part within MAM it is’ Qualification scheme of the ‘Institute of Asset Management’ (IAM) used.
By integraying the BoKS (Body of Knowledge) of the LAM and the EFNMS in the training, the ideas of Asset Management and Maintenance Management are guaranteed.
4. Information : Master of Engineering (MSc)
On Wednesday the first of July there will be during the information event at the Hogeschool Utrecht the latest developments and vision of the MoE-MAM program will be presented.
At 4PM the new program of the Master of Engineering in Maintenance & Asset Management is presented.
5. The MoE-MAM program
The Master of Engineering in Maintenance & Asset Management is a state-of-the-art program inspired by the ISO55000 framework. The aim of the program is to train professionals who create value from Assets through the use of engineering skills, leadership skills and 21st century skills.
MoE Students are primarily active in the field of industry, construction and / or infrastructure. For example working in the development and maintenance of projects. They see multidisciplinary cooperation as a decisive success factor for innovation.
The program is executed from the perspective of ‘Line-ofSight’ – from policy to operational execution – to guarantee the performance of the entire life cycle of physical assets.
The programme has three main themes: professional technical content, academic research skills and professional skills development. The last two themes are main topics throughout the master programme. The master programme consists of three thematic modules of 15 credits each and the
thesis project (also 15 credits) concludes the programme.
In the first period the ‘Business’ theme starts. In order to optimise assets within organisations the student learns about the operation and principles of general management and strategic asset management. With the frameworks of the Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) students create added value, via applied research, for organisations according to their mission, vision and strategy. Therefore information of processes and products are vital in making proper strategic choices.
Risk- and Safety Assessment is needed to gain insight into possible failure patterns to identify and manage risks. Based on quantitative numbers regarding availability, reliability and safety analyses, life cycle engineering optimises processes and / or products with the aim of creating value for organisations and their physical assets.
The optimal balance between maintenance management and technical condition of physical assets during their lifetimes contribute to increased asset performance. A maintenance management plan is designed by considering business objectives (business) and risks (risk) with the aim of guaranteeing optimal technical condition of assets, with the use of maintenance types such as condition based maintenance.