Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Indra Gunawan


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Part-time study only.


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


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that 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.

A maximum of 25 per cent of course requirements for previous postgraduate level studies not considered for any awards may be credited for prior study. Credit or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.

Students entering the masters program with a four-year degree in engineering, science, applied science or appropriate equivalent degrees will be eligible for a maximum of 24 points of credit .

Maximum credit allowed

24 credit points


This course consists of one core unit and elective units. The actual number of elective units required will depend on any credit granted.


Core unit

  • MRE5008 Maintenance and reliability engineering project


Students must complete 66 points of electives from those listed below, noting that:

  • students only complete 42 points of electives if 24 points of credit has been granted
  • only students articulating from 1753 Graduate Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Management or who have entered the course based on a three-year degree can choose the postgraduate management, computing or infrastructure management elective option.

Elective units

  • 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
  • one approved postgraduate management, computing or infrastructure management elective


Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • 1765 Graduate Certificate in Reliability Engineering after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • 1753 Graduate Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Management after successful completion of 48 points of study.


Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering