Course at a Glance
Schedule Start Date: 25th June 2018
Code: MSR
Course Length: 2 Years

In this accredited and prestigious LIVE ONLINE program, you will gain:

  • Skills and know-how in the latest and developing technologies in safety, risk and reliability
  • Practical guidance and feedback from experts from around the world
  • Live knowledge from the extensive experience of expert lecturers, rather than from just theoretical information gained from books and college
  • Credibility and respect as the local safety, risk and reliability expert in your firm
  • Global networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career choices and income
  • A valuable and accredited Master of Engineering (Safety, Risk and Reliability)** qualification
     

The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Master of Engineering (Safety, Risk and Reliability)** program.

 

Without proper training and understanding in safety and risk management, there is a risk of having industrial sites which are:

  • Inappropriately designed
  • Not adequately maintained
  • Not properly licensed
  • Regularly overseen and inspected by authorities
  • Prone to accidents (that could be avoided)


Applications closing June 18, 2018.


** A note regarding recognition of this program in the Australian education system: EIT is the owner of this program. The qualification is officially accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

This Master Degree (or Graduate Diploma) is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency (TEQSA) and does not currently offer entry-to-practice to Engineers Australia - Professional Engineering status. Engineers Australia are considering this and other programs for those students desiring professional status (e.g. CPEng). The outcome of this review may or may not result in a student gaining chartered professional status if he or she does not already possess this. However, it is recommended that you directly approach your local professional engineering body for an individual assessment and/or recognition.

For more information please visit: http://www.eit.edu.au/accreditation-international-standing-for-online-engineering-training.


Program Details

Introduction

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 spotlight uncertainty, and how we need to manage uncertainty through engineering, science and technology. 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. 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; but 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 emboldened by activities and projects, culminating in a project thesis that is the capstone of the program. This carefully designed learning journey will develop factual understanding and also exercise 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.

Units include:

  • Safety Systems and Risk Management is an introduction to the life-cycle approach to analysis, design and operational management. It defines the scope and reach of systems safety, and defines terminology and constructs vital for engineering practice.
  • Incident and Accident Investigation encourages a wider, deeper perspective on disasters, and equips participants with a range of investigation techniques that seek the multiple contributing factors behind unplanned events. In doing so, it frames an approach to learning from failures – a powerful approach to design and development activities.
  • Health, Safety and Environment Management critically examines legislative and society forces in regulating industrial practice. The scientific view of risk is contrasted with human values of dread, and situates the engineer at the crux of communication opportunities.
  • Human Factors Engineering is essentially the craft of balancing technology with people, and it is underpinned by a theoretical framework of human capabilities and limitations and specific tools to enhance engineering analysis.
  • Safety Systems is a functionally unified approach to systematic analysis, with logic, deconstruction and probabilistic approaches to measurement and assurance.
  • Process Safety examines the technical approaches to recognising and valuing hazards, and the quantitative manner in which they can be controlled through process design.
  • The Safety Cycle examines threshold concepts to describe acceptability, tolerability and cost-benefit.
  • Data Analysis and Statistics provides the underpinning for all risk computations.
  • Asset Integrity and Management addresses the life-cycle activities underpinning reliability through inspections, testing and maintenance.
  • Fire science and land use are examined in Fire, Explosions and Facility Planning.
  • Reliability Engineering focuses on modelling – especially systems dynamics, configurations and aspects such as redundancy and design trade-offs.
  • Safer Plant and Systems is a topic recently formalized through a robust and repeatable approach to protection types and structures.


Entry Requirements: Master of Engineering (Safety, Risk and Reliability)

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 6.5 (with no individual band less than 6), or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.HE

* * With integrated compulsory 12-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which 6 weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer.

** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate content (fields not listed below to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis):

  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Electronic and Communication Systems
  • Instrumentation, Control and Automation
  • Industrial Automation
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Management Systems
  • Mechanical and Material Systems
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Production Engineering
  • Robotics


Note: If applicants do not meet the above requirements they are welcome to apply in writing to the Admissions Committee.

 

Who Will Benefit from this Unique Program

Those seeking to achieve advanced know-how and expertise in Safety, Risk and Reliability, including but not limited to:

  • Electrical Engineers and Electricians
  • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
  • Energy Management Consultants
  • Automation and Process Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Engineers and Managers
  • Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Chemical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Instrument and Process Control Technicians
  • Automation/Machinery Design Engineers
  • Control Systems Engineers
  • Chemical or Energy Process Engineers
  • Instrument/Electrical Engineers and Technicians
  • Instrument Suppliers
  • Safety Engineers
  • Regulatory / Audit Professionals


Program Structure

Students must complete 48 credit points comprising 12 core units and one (1) capstone Thesis. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years full time, or equivalent. Subjects will be delivered over four (4) terms per year, and students will take 2 subjects per term. There will be a short break between years.

 

Year Term   Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Year 1 Term 1 MSR501
MSR502

Introduction to Safety Engineering and Risk Management
Incident / Accident Investigations and Learning from Disasters
 
3
3
Year 1 Term 2 MSR503
MSR504

Health, Safety, Environment and Workplace Safety
Human Factors Engineering
 
3
3
Year 1 Term 3 MSR505
MSR506

Safety Systems – Tools and Methods
Process Safety and System Safety Engineering
 
3
3
Year 1 Term 4 MSR507
MSR508
 
The Safety Lifecycle, Risk Reduction, Safety Management
Data Analysis and Statistics
 
3
3
Year 2 Term 1 MSR601
MSR602
 
Asset Integrity and Management 
Fire, Explosions, Facility Siting and Land Use Planning
 
3
3
Year 2 Term 2 MSR603
MXX601
 
Reliability Engineering
Engineering Research & Practice
 
3
3
Year 2 Term 3 & 4 ME700
Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms – equivalent to 4 units)
 
12

 

* Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Safety, Risk and Reliability): Graduate diploma of Students who elect to exit the program after successfully completing all of the first year units, as outlined above, can opt to receive EIT's Graduate diploma of Engineering (Safety, Risk and Reliability). If students wish to finalize the Masters qualification after exiting at Grad dip level, they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the Graduate diploma testamur.


Live Webinars

During the program you will participate in weekly interactive sessions with the lecturers and other participants from around the world. Each unit's weekly live tutorial will last 60 to 90 minutes. We take student availability into consideration wherever possible before scheduling webinar times. Please refer to ‘When will the sessions take place?’ in the Frequently Asked Questions. All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, speakers and, if possible, a microphone. The software package and setup details will be sent to you prior to the first webinar.

 

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of eLearning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of eLearning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT eLearning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

 

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