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Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering

Course code: 2319 ~ Course abbreviation: MMaintReliabEng ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~1 year full-time; 2-3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering

Study mode and course location

Off-campus (Gippsland)

Course description

This course is designed for graduate engineers who are involved with asset management of industrial, public sector or defence systems. Each six-point unit requires on average about ten hours of study per week. Students are strongly recommended to attend the semester one residential school in their initial year (26-28 March 2008), and in their final year, are expected to attend the American Contract Manufacturers Show (AMCON) 29 September - 1 October 2008). One combined school is held in Knoxville, Tennessee, in late August for students in North America.

Course objectives

Graduates gain a thorough knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of maintenance engineering and of current industry issues on a regional, national and global basis and thus equip an engineer for a wide range of commercial and career opportunities. Graduates will be able to build and enhance the specialist skills needed to optimise the maintenance of industrial assets and to develop critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills in a multi-disciplinary engineering maintenance team; to encourage a cross-disciplinary and pro-active approach to the solution of maintenance problems and to increase the standard of professionalism in the maintenance industry.

Course structure

Course requirements

The degree comprises 48 points of coursework selected from the list below. Two entry pathways are available: initial units as listed under Graduate Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Management or units as listed under Graduate Certificate in Reliability Engineering. Students articulating require a total of 72 points.

  • GEG7014 Terotechnology and lifecycle costs
  • GEG7024 Maintenance management
  • GEG7034 Quantitative techniques for asset management
  • GEG7044 Industrial techniques in maintenance management
  • GEG7054 Machine condition monitoring and fault diagnosis
  • GEG7064 Techniques for asset management
  • GEG7094 Maintenance and reliability engineering project (mandatory)
  • GEG7114 Basic quantitative skills (not required if GEG7034 is studied)
  • GEG7124 Understanding reliability
  • GEG7134 Advanced reliability
  • GEG7144 Reliability applications (only required if GEG7114 or 7034, GEG7124, GEG7134 are studied)
  • GEG7154 Risk engineering
  • (for students articulating from the Graduate Diploma) a postgraduate management, computing or infrastructure management elective

Total: 48 points

Articulation and credit

Students may gain credit towards the Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering by successfully completing, and articulating from the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Management with an average of 65 per cent across all eight units. Such students therefore need to complete 72 points in total to complete the masters degree. (Students entering directly into the masters program only need to complete 48 points).

Contact details


Course coordinator

Ray Beebe