What will I learn?

Modern engineers face an intriguing set of challenges when tackling uncertainty, and they have developed some of the smartest methods, tools, techniques, and approaches for understanding system safety, risk, and reliability. The Master of Engineering (Safety, Risk, and Reliability) is the ideal gateway to boost your capacity to tackle these real-world, increasingly complex issues. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in safety, risk, and reliability.

Program Details

A powerful force is driving industrial growth and change, and it’s only getting stronger. That force? Uncertainty. Society increasingly demands more efficient transport, more power production, safer energy exploration and processing, less waste, smarter products, and of course, all at lower costs. All these demands display uncertainty and how we need to manage it through engineering, science, and technology.

In the 21st century, industry will routinely deal with novel hazardous processing technologies, complex energy grid load-balancing from renewables, driverless cars, artificial vision to augment control, and feedback in sub-sea exploration – and the infinitesimal scale of nanotechnologies in bionic engineering. Currently, people are at the heart of many hazardous work environments, exposed to the consequences of uncontrolled events. Still, soon, artificial intelligence will afford more human tasks to be automated (and present a host of newer risks in exchange for the retired ones). This progress has to be examined in systematic terms – terms that integrate our understandings of technical fallibility, human error, and political decision-making.

This program has been carefully designed to accomplish three key goals. First, a set of fundamental concepts is described in useful, manageable ways that encourage rapid and integrated knowledge-acquisition.

Second, that knowledge is applied in creative and imaginative ways to afford practical, career-oriented advantages. Third, the learning that results from the integration of knowledge and application is encouraged by activities and projects, culminating in a project thesis that is the capstone of the program.

This carefully designed learning journey will develop an accurate understanding and also exercise the participant’s creativity and design-thinking capabilities. Employers are hungry for these skills, and program graduates can expect a significant advantage when interacting with employers, clients, consultants, and fellow engineering peers.

Program Structure

You must complete 48 credit points comprising twelve core units and one capstone thesis. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years. We deliver units over four terms per year, and you will take two units per term. There will be a short break between years.

Potential Job Outcomes

Graduates of this program may find roles as:

  • Project Manager
  • Principal Risk Analyst
  • Work environment coordinator
  • Safety and Reliability Engineer
  • Head of Safety and Risk
  • Senior Safety Engineer

Which department am I in?

School of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Process Control

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
Tuition fee varies by Country. The following as an guide for online students from Australia: AUD $1,487.50 per 3CP unit, Total Course Fees AUD $23,800

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

For international students

To gain entry into this program, applicants need one of the following:

a) a recognized 3-year bachelor degree in an engineering qualification in a congruent field of practice.

b) an EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent field of practice.

c) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent), that is recognized under the Washington Accord or Engineers Australia, in a congruent, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

d) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent) that is not recognized under the Washington Accord, in a congruent field of practice to this program.

AND

An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0), or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

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About Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT)

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