Graduate Certificate in Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering

Course Overview

GCSR

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 Graduate Certificate in Safety, Risk, and Reliability Engineering 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.

At a glance

Duration
  • 6 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
Fees
Location
  • Online
Intakes
28 June 2021
Course Type
  • Graduate Certificate

Program Details

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.

Graduates of this program will be able to identify, critically analyse and creatively solve intellectually complex, specialised professional engineering problems relevant to engineering, underpinned by critical analysis, root cause analysis, and contributory factor analysis techniques, disaster identification, innovation, self-reflection, research, evaluation, synthesis, accountability, and sound engineering judgment of solutions relevant to the Professional engineering domain.

Graduates will also apply data analysis and statistics to interpret failure rates, appreciate their limitations, and apply them to relevant safety system models.

You must complete 12 credit points comprising four core units. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is six months across two terms, and you will study two units per term. For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Master of Engineering (Safety, Risk & Reliability).

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
MSR501 Introduction to Safety Engineering and Risk Management 3
MSR502 Incident / Accident Investigations and Learning from Disasters 3
MSR505 Safety Systems – Tools and Methods 3
MSR508 Data Analysis and Statistics 3

 

Applicants are required to:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor degree (or above) in engineering or science in a congruent field of practice*,
  • Have completed the equivalent of first-year Bachelor level mathematics, or are able to demonstrate recognized relevant work experience.
  • Have an appropriate level of English Language Proficiency at 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.

Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-congruent engineering field are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to the entry requirements (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialisation and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee).

Applicants who do not hold a recognized bachelor’s degree are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to this qualification. A minimum of an Australian Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) in Engineering and 10 years of technical work experience at a technologist level or above in a relevant engineering field is required for an application to be considered (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialization and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee) ***.

Please note:

  1. All applicants must have evidence of engineering exposure in their degree and/or work experience.
  2. Students seeking admission via a work experience pathway may be required to undertake additional diagnostic mathematics testing.
  3. All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  4. All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.

**Congruent field of practice for GCSR means any recognised undergraduate degree in engineering or engineering science degree.

  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Civil Construction 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

**Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT.

***Applicants who enter and complete this qualification without holding a prior Bachelor’s Degree and go on to complete an EIT Masters Degree may not be eligible for Engineers Australia recognition. However, students can lodge a personal application with Engineers Australia to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). This Graduate Certificate is a formally recognized qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:

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

Our graduate certificates take six months to complete. We deliver our online graduate certificates on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time Students are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week per unit learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.

Applications are open for both our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least one week prior to the start date to be considered for your desired intake.

A census date is the date at which an enrolment is considered to be final. Any withdrawal you make after the study period census date will incur an academic penalty (for example, a fail grade) and a financial penalty (for example, no refund of your student contribution or tuition fees). See our current census dates.

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

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