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New! TWI Diplomas and Degree in Asset Integrity Management

Tue, 25 June, 2024

Asset Integrity Management (AIM) is a specific engineering discipline focused on ensuring the safe, continuous operation, maintenance and repair of industrial plant and equipment. As such, AIM is a major concern in global sectors such as oil and gas, power and construction, and this results in high demand for qualified, experienced AIM professionals that can manage and service critical assets safely.

It was these factors that led TWI, through the TWI Global Academy, to create the new TWI Diplomas in Asset Integrity Management (AIM): AIM Practitioner, AIM Specialist and AIM Professional. The courses are designed to provide a bridge between technical and vocational training and higher education programmes, and offer individuals a clear pathway to professional development, qualifications and certification, backed by relevant, real-world, on-the-job insights. Candidates will also be able to enrol on a Degree programme, meaning that on successful completion of all three Diplomas, candidates will have a Degree in AIM awarded by a leading UK university in conjunction with TWI.

Working in the field of asset integrity management (AIM)

A career in AIM is multi-faceted, requiring depth and breadth of knowledge and skills. It involves undertaking regular inspection and evaluation, using different assessment methods, to identify potential issues such as corrosion, erosion and structural vulnerabilities. Continuous monitoring with advanced engineering technologies provides real-time data for prompt detection of deviations from standard operating conditions – whilst inspection findings enable the development and implementation of maintenance and repair plans – and risk assessments proactively identify and mitigate potential hazards, subsequently enabling the integrity of critical assets to be maintained. Additional responsibilities of AIM professionals include enhancing performance to create value and reduce maintenance costs, adherence to industry regulations and alignment with standards, and strategic lifecycle planning for projects from installation through to decommissioning.

About the TWI Diplomas in Asset Integrity Management (AIM)

Candidates on the programmes will be able to build their knowledge and expand their sphere of reference from day 1 — starting with concepts and theories, progressing through practical exploration and applications, and onto advanced techniques and industry specific expertise — leading to significantly enhanced job prospects in the future. The holistic study approach combines practical, theoretical and situational training, and ongoing support, with expert content experienced through an innovative approach to online, interactive e-learning and in-person sessions. Candidates will also have opportunities to learn from peer-to-peer collaboration by connecting with fellow participants, industry professionals and potential employers. Each Diploma can be undertaken flexibility, up to a maximum time-span of two years, so that individuals can plan around their work and home-life responsibilities.

Who are the TWI Diplomas in Asset Integrity Management (AIM) for?

Candidates suited to the TWI AIM Diplomas may include:

  • Operatives and technicians currently working in plant and asset operations seeking to undertake professional qualifications
  • Holders of CSWIP certifications in Non-Destructive Testing and Welding Inspection wishing to undertake graduate level qualifications
  • Engineering graduates looking to gain more practical skills for workplace application
  • School leavers wanting to pursue a career in engineering specialising in asset integrity management
  • Lifelong learners committed to maintaining industry relevant knowledge and expertise, and technical competency

Employers who own and/or manage plant and equipment can also benefit from relevant company personnel undertaking the TWI AIM Diplomas and Degree.

Launch timetable – TWI Diplomas and Degree in Asset Integrity Management (AIM)

Start your journey today! To find out more, and discuss how the TWI Diplomas and Degree in Asset Integrity Management could enhance your career prospects, simply send an email to and a course Advisor will be in touch directly.

The TWI AIM Diplomas application process will be open to potential candidates from the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2024. If you have already registered your interest in advance by email, we will be in touch again to remind you that applications are open.

The first cohort of TWI AIM Diploma students will start their programmes in January 2025, embarking on the next stage of their career journey.

Tat-Hean Gan, TWI Director of Membership, Innovation and Global Operations said: “The TWI Degree and Diplomas in asset integrity management are closely aligned to industry needs meaning that candidates completing the courses successfully can take away with them the knowledge and skills required to transfer what they have learnt into real-world applications. Consequently, this places TWI programme graduates in an optimum position to respond to industry’s demand for competent, proficient AIM professionals and secure their future in industry.”

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