Please see N4I Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Professional Honours in Infrastructure Asset Management). Students apply and enrol in N4I but may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Asset Management.
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.
The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) supports the proposed course and has indicated it will commit to its development. IPWEA and CPEE have signed an agreement which outlines this commitment.
The link with IPWEA (the Institute of Public Works Engineers, Australia) will provide valuable exposure for the University. 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 proposed course complies with the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework for Graduate Certificates.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Asset Management must hold an undergraduate Bachelor level degree in a pavement engineering related discipline or equivalent. A student admitted in this category must complete satisfactorily 4 units to be eligible for the award Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Asset Management.
An applicant with other relevant tertiary qualifications and relevant industry experience may be considered for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Asset Management.
Applicants apply directly to CPEE for admission.