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2013 Graduate Diploma of Infrastructure Asset Management(N6C)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): School of Engineering (03) 6226 2135 or Dr David Lewis (03) 6226 2133 or email


The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Inc. (CPEE) is an incorporated association established by Austroads (the National Association of State Road Authorities) and the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) in 1994. Since 1996 CPEE has offered postgraduate courses in pavement engineering jointly with Deakin and (2003) La Trobe universities and (2005) as a non self-accrediting higher education provider.

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) is a professional organisation providing member services and advocacy for those involved in and delivering public works and engineering services to the community. Previously known as the Institute of Municipal Engineering Australia (IMEA), the organisation is now expanding its traditional local government engineering focus to public works and thereby covering all levels of government and private practice.

Both the IPWEA and CPEE have agreed to support the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Infrastructure Management. IPWEA represents engineers (mainly civil) working in local government throughout Australia and the International Infrastructure Management manual has been adopted in South Africa, U.K., U.S.A. and New Zealand. CPEE has links with the road industry within Australia and New Zealand as well as many overseas countries.

There are no other university courses dealing with Public Works Infrastructure Management. The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are designed to provide vocational skills and knowledge in a new professional area.

Admission & Prerequisites

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Asset Management must hold an undergraduate Bachelor level degree in engineering or a Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline or equivalent.

Course Objectives

  • Cognitive skills to critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
  • Cognitive and communication skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas demonstrating an understanding of theoretical concepts
  • Specialised technical and creative skills relating to professional practice
  • Communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences

Articulation to/from Course

Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Asset Management

Professional Recognition

Professional recognition comes from the proposed course being promoted by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) to its members and stakeholders that increasingly look to IPWEA and its National Assets Management Strategy committee (NAMS) for leadership in the field of infrastructure asset management.

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