Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course explores the principles and practice relating to maintenance and rehabilitation work in the built environment. These topics will be explored from multiple perspectives including the context of building technology, standards, statutory control, planning and implementation, information technology, procurement cost and environmental impact.

*Credit cannot be awarded for this course as it must be undertaken at the University of Newcastle for accreditation purposes.

Availability2022 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply principles and practices relating to maintenance and rehabilitation of the built environment.

2. Assess building conditions and formulate a suitable repair strategy using appropriate structural and construction technologies.

3. Develop a maintenance programme and then prepare maintenance plans with the aid of Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools.

4. Apply appropriate standards and statutory controls for maintenance and rehabilitation work.

5. Demonstrate how dilapidated/obsolete buildings can be rehabilitated to house intended future uses/services.


  • Maintenance and rehabilitation in context
  • Building defects
  • Introduction to structural defects and failures
  • Internal forces in trusses, beams and columns
  • Repair diagnosis and maintenance technology
  • Maintenance planning
  • Cost management
  • Maintenance information management
  • BIM for maintenance works
  • Maintenance organisation
  • Maintenance procurement and services delivery

Assessment items

Report: Maintenance Planning Report

Report: Rehabilitation Proposal Report

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Contact hours

Callaghan, Online and BCA Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.