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Dealing with asset creation, management and disposal? This course is designed for you.

Study the fundamentals of asset management. Train in the ISO 55000 series of standards. Learn to reduce risk and deliver value to stakeholders through your organisation’s assets.

Asset management skills apply to both public and private sectors, across a range of industries, including energy, transport, facilities management, aerospace and utilities.

Gain these skills online, part-time on a course you can study on mobile and smartphone as well as laptop and desktop. Learn from internationally experienced asset managers using real-world case studies to give you valuable industry insight.

What will I study?

You’ll cover the following areas:

  • Overview of the fundamental elements of ISO 55000 and asset management
  • The importance of policy, strategy and planning in asset management
  • Identifying risks and how to mitigate them
  • Introduction to reliability engineering
  • The importance of people and organisation
  • How asset management supports environmental, legal and legislative compliance
  • Analysing the link between asset management and energy-efficient operations
  • Essential maintenance objectives needed to support successful asset management

By the end of this course, you will be able to…

  • Define the fundamental elements of a functioning asset management system.
  • Evaluate challenges associated with asset management policy, strategy and planning.
  • Manage the decision-making process for the asset life cycle.
  • Assess and manage risks associated with asset management.

Why study Asset Management online with Aberdeen?

How will I study?

This 12-week Asset Management course is delivered entirely online. You can study with us anywhere in the world and manage your study hours to suit you.

The course is taught at postgraduate level by internationally experienced asset managers who specialise in ISO 55000 training. You’ll also learn directly from industry, through interviews conducted with a range of organisations involved in asset management.

Your training is delivered through MyAberdeen, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Also available as an app, you can access your learning materials on computer, smartphone and mobile device 24/7.

This course features a range of resources, including:

  • videos and video lectures
  • projects
  • slide shows
  • quizzes
  • reading materials
  • online one-to-one tutorials
  • the online collections of our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library
  • discussion boards with colleagues and tutors.

Where will this take me?


Asset management applies to both public and private sectors. It’s a new, expanding, multi-faceted discipline that’s growing rapidly around the world.

The skills you learn on this course will help you progress and deliver value within a range of sectors, including:

  • aerospace
  • energy (oil, gas, renewables)
  • facilities management
  • mining
  • process industries
  • transport
  • water and utilities.

Your employer or professional institute may recognise this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Talk to your employer or institute to find out more.

Further learning

We offer a wide range of specialist online short courses:

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Am I ready?

This course has no formal entry requirements. You decide if it’s suitable for you.

Ideally, you’ll have a minimum of three years’ industrial experience, as this will help your understanding of some of the concepts in the course.

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Start date
25 January 2021