Physical Asset Management Course

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The Asset Care Research Group (ACRG), in association with Gaussian Engineering is presenting our annual short course in Physical Asset Management. The course is focused at providing practical information on the role of asset management in a constrained economy to postgraduate students, asset management engineers, practitioners and leaders.

The highlights of this year’s course are:

  • Lectures by industry expert, Grahame Fogel (Director of Gaussian Engineering) and Dr Wyhan Jooste (Head of the Asset Care Research Group)
  • Guest lecturers by subject matter experts on specific asset management topics, including industry case studies
  • Evening work session at Lanzerac on the Monday
  • Planned networking opportunities for collaboration between delegates.
  • Certificate of Competency awarded by Stellenbosch University
  • 5 CPD credits


3 – 7 July 2017


Mr Grahame Fogel
Dr Wyhan Jooste

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Physical Asset Management – The Role of Asset Management in a Constrained Economy


Contact Time

6 days of preparation before the course (26-30 July 2017); 4 consecutive contact days (3-6 July 2017); 3-hour exam (7 July 2017); 100-hour project after the course (10 July – 18 Aug 2017)


The objective of the course is to extend learners knowledge, confidence and skill on how to align asset contribution to an organisation’s business objectives in the current global economy.

Course Content

  • Adopting a strategic approach to align asset management to organisational objectives
  • Using proven asset management frameworks to create asset contribution
  • Defining asset management knowledge currently required to meet the needs of the future

Course Outcomes

To enable the learner to understand the fundamental building blocks for managing assets in times of economic constraint. Learners will gain the skills for facilitating productivity improvement, managing asset related risk and unexpected event occurrence, facilitating collaboration of joint objectives, identifying the right information for prioritising decisions and to facilitate the alignment of working teams’ objectives. Learners will also demonstrate their newly found ability through a practical project.

Delivery Mechanisms

Self-study, lectures, interactive work sessions

Assessment Methods

  • Attendance of the 4 contact days
  • A written examination covering all content covered in the module
  • One group presentations of interactive work session results
  • A paper about a business case for an asset management initiative based on the knowledge gained during the course

Assessment Criteria Information

Learners should demonstrate a firm grasp of the underlying theory and must be able to apply it to practice in the form of the practical interactive work sessions. Learners should also show practical application by defining and compiling a business case of a relevant asset management initiative in their organisation context by applying the techniques covered during the course.


Notes will be disseminated via the SUNLearn platform

To register for the course, send an email requesting course registration details to


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