The construction and installation of new assets, especially during the economic boom in the last three decades, to support the country economy, have been robust. Management and maintenance of these deteriorating assets are vital to ensure long lasting service lives of the assets.

At Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, the MSc in Asset Management and Maintenance program addresses concerns of aging assets and maintenance culture amongst plant personnel. The target group that needs to be equipped with new knowledge and competencies in Asset Management and Maintenance are engineers and managers from petrochemical plants, refineries, offshore platforms/pipelines, power sectors, public and private infrastructures and manufacturing organizations. The program aims to produce leaders who are able to manage and maintain assets in the most economical, professional, creative, and reliable ways with the state-of-the-art technology, locally and globally.

Course Structure

The program consists of taught courses and one industrial based project. The students shall complete the program in 3 semesters (12 months) by completing the 36 credit hours.

The course is structured into 11 one-week modules during which intensive learning support is provided either at the University or at the students' work locations.

Course Contents


  • Principles of Appraisal, Repair and Maintenance (C1)
  • Plant Asset Maintenance Management
  • Reliability Assessment of Structures
  • Asset Life Study


  • Advanced Repair Materials
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Failure Analysis and Risk-based Inspection
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Reliability Assessment of Pipelines
  • Deepwater Maintenance

Management Electives

  • Engineering Economy
  • Operation Management
  • Professional Ethic
  • Strategic Management 

Research Methodology

Industrial Based Project

This module aims to develop and apply problem solving abilities for industrial-type problems that require knowledge from several of the taught modules.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor Degree in Civil, Mechanical or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 from recognised institution of higher learning. Applicants with other qualifications can be considered if they have the necessary experience and could demonstrate their capabilities to pursue postgraduate studies.

English proficiency: TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS band 6 or MUET band 4. Exemption may be provided for candidates who are native English speakers or holding a degree with English as the medium of instruction.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with an MSc in Asset Management and Maintenance degree will enhance their employment and industrial career prospects in the management and maintenance of assets with the incorporation of the mechanical and civil engineering aspects.