Emeritus Professor
Lin Ma

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering


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Emeritus Professor
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering


Asset health predition, Engineering asset management, Enterprise resources planning (ERP), Life Cycle Costing and engineering cost analysis, Production planning and control, Reliability modelling


Mechanical Engineering

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of Queensland)
  • BEng (Beijing University)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Chair of Maintenance Engineers Society Australia (MESA), Queensland Chapter and a MESA national council member from 2004-2006

  • Member, International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) Technical Committee 108, Subcommittee 5, appointed 2004

  • Australian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS); 1993-2000

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME); 1993-2001

  • Society of Industrial Engineering, Institution of Engineers (IIE) 1996-2000


Teaching areas
Professor Ma’s teaching covers a broad subject range in Engineering Management: from manufacturing systems, operations management and traditional industrial engineering to the relatively new disciplines of engineering management and asset management. The units/subjects developed and taught are as follows:

  • Manufacturing Resources Planning (Enterprise Resources Planning) (for Master of Engineering Management students and Double degree - BE (Manufacturing Engineering)/BBusiness - 4th year)

  • Manufacturing Practice - 1st year engineering coursers

  • Manufacturing Engineering I - 2nd year mechanical based courses

  • Design for Manufacturing II - 3rd year mechanical based courses

  • Technology Management - 3rd year mechanical based courses

  • Total Quality Management - Master of Engineering Management

  • Cost Analysis and Asset Management - Master of Engineering Management

  • Reliability and Maintenance Management - Master of Engineering Management

  • Enterprise Resources Planning - Master of Engineering Management

  • Engineering Asset Maintenance and Management - 4th year mechanical based course

  • Professional Studies (General engineering management) - 4th year engineering systems courses.

Teaching innovation and engagement

  • Experimented with the Total Quality Management (TQM) unit by involving students in the teaching process

  • Designed a flexible web-based delivery site for teaching the Master of Engineering Management course before the implementation of QUT OLT

  • Developed explicit links between the teaching and the profession, through my distinctive research network with industry

  • Developed and experimented with innovative peer assessment methods for group-based projects in the Technology Management and Professional Studies units


Selected publications

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