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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

Increase your value in the workplace along with your specialised knowledge with our highly rated course. 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 units 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 units.

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 course structure or view our enrolment information page.

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

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)

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

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.

English language requirement

Undertaken within 24 months prior to your study commencement date and have achieved a minimum overall test score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0 for reading, listening, writing and speaking.

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

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: GMR9

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,948 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government.  Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual units, not the overall course.  Each unit falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each unit, check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2024 unit listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only.  It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed.  Total cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.


Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

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 course.

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 course 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 unit, 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 courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, 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 co-ordinator

Gopi Chattopadhyay