Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering

Increase your value in the workplace along with your specialised knowledge with our highly rated program.  Graduates have ranked their experience in our post-graduate engineering courses better for teaching quality and overall satisfaction compared to other Australian universities.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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2 years part-time (180 credit points = 1 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

Increase your value in the workplace along with your specialised knowledge with our highly rated program. Graduates have ranked their experience in our post graduate engineering courses better for teaching quality and overall satisfaction compared to other Australian universities.

As a professional asset manager who helps ensure that industrial assets work more efficiently, your work directly relates to the profitability of businesses. We'll walk you through terotechnology and lifecycle costs, risk engineering, reliability applications and more so that you can become the best in your industry.

You'll study off-campus, allowing you to work around your employment as a manager, engineer or technician involved in the operation, maintenance and reliability improvement of industrial, public sector or defence systems.

Students can enrol in a maximum of 2 courses per semester. Students who hold an eligible 3 year bachelor degree or a 3 years technology degree and relevant experience will need to complete 12 courses. Students who hold an eligible 4 year engineering degree and honours equivalent may receive credit and will need to complete 8 courses.

To find out more, download our maintenance and reliability brochure.

  • Chief engineer
  • Engineer
  • Maintenance and reliability engineer
  • Maintenance manager
  • Planning engineer
  • Production and maintenance engineer

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

Specialisation Electives (2)

Semester 2

Specialisation Electives (2)

Year 3

Semester 2

Specialisation Electives (2)

Semester 1

Specialisation Elective (1)

Year 2

Semester 2

Specialisation Electives (2)

Semester 1

Specialisation Electives (2)

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Applicants should have a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours, or have completed the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Management with an average result of 50%.

In certain circumstances, applicants with a Bachelor of Engineering pass degree or other appropriate degree together with honours-equivalent work experience may be admitted.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: GMR9

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,301 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Maintenance Management can be used as a pathway into this program.

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. Students may be eligible for credit from other previous postgraduate studies. A maximum of 25 percent of the program requirements for other postgraduate level studies not considered for any award may be credited. Credit or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications. Credit is assessed on an individual basis.

Students entering the Masters program with a four year honours degree in engineering or with a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions for a maximum of 60 credit points.

The program contributes to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of Engineers Australia.

Benefit from our extensive experience in delivering off-campus courses to students across Australia and internationally. View our Maintenance and Reliability Engineering brochure.


Additional information for international students

Download our international engineering program brochure (pdf,1.3MB)

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

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Course coordinator

Gopi Chattopadhyay