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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleMMaintReliabEng
CRICOS code031500A
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland, United States of America)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Ray Beebe


This course is designed for graduate engineers who are involved with asset management of industrial, public sector or defence systems.


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
  • encourage a cross-disciplinary and pro-active approach to the solution of maintenance problems
  • increase the standard of professionalism in the maintenance industry.

Credit for prior studies

Students may articulate with full credit for all units successfully completed from the Graduate Certificate in Reliability Engineering or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Management with an average of 65 per cent across all eight units.

Maximum credit allowed

24 credit points


This course comprises one core unit and 36 points of elective units.


Core unit

  • MRE5008 Maintenance and reliability engineering project


Students select the number of units needed from the list below (depending on any credit granted):

  • MRE5001 Terotechnology and lifecycle costs
  • MRE5002 Maintenance management
  • MRE5003 Industrial techniques in maintenance management
  • MRE5004 Asset management techniques
  • MRE5005 Quantitative techniques for asset management
  • MRE5006 Machine condition monitoring and fault diagnosis
  • MRE5007 Risk engineering
  • MRE5101 Basic quantitative skills (not required if MRE5005 is studied)
  • MRE5102 Understanding reliability
  • MRE5103 Advanced reliability
  • MRE5104 Reliability applications
  • a postgraduate management, computing or infrastructure management elective (only for students articulating from the graduate diploma)

Total: 48 points

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Graduate Certificate in Reliability Engineering after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Management after successful completion of 48 points of study.


Graduate Certificate in Reliability Engineering

Graduate Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Management

Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering