Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Safety, Risk and Reliability)

Course Duration
  • 12 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
Course Type
Course Type
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering
Course Fees

Course Overview

This program will equip the student with a multitude of tools and techniques required to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) in accordance with relevant international standards.

This program is offered standalone or as an exit point after the first year of the two-year master’s degree. 

You may also be eligible to enter the Doctor of Engineering program upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma and meeting other relevant criteria.

What will I learn/gain:

  • Advanced skills and knowledge in the latest developing technologies in safety, risk and reliability engineering
  • Practical guidance from the experts from around the world
  • Global networking contacts in academia and industry
  • Improved career options
  • You will evaluate theory and applications of safety systems, incident and accident investigation, human factors, Safety Instrumented Systems, health, safety and environment management, system and process safety and data analysis.
  • You will refine your business knowledge and communication skills and add technical knowledge necessary to lead engineering teams and execute complex solutions.
  • A valuable and accredited Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Safety, Risk and Reliability)

Not sure if this is the right course for you? Please check out other Postgraduate Engineering Study Options at EIT.

Program Details

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Safety, Risk and Reliability) program offers eight core units that address specific core competencies and the associated knowledge and aptitudes required of safety, risk and reliability engineers. Students with a background in chemical, process, mechanical, instrumentation & control, electrical, or industrial plant and systems engineering will be particularly well-placed to benefit from this program as it is designed to prepare you for further career development in these industries.

Term   Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Module 1 MSR501 Introduction to Safety Engineering and Risk Management 3
Module 2 MSR502 Incident / Accident Investigations and Learning from Disasters 3
Module 3 MSR503 Health, Safety, Environment and Workplace Safety 3
Module 4 MSR504 Human Factors Engineering 3
Module 5 MSR505 Safety Systems – Tools and Methods 3
Module 6 MSR506 Process Safety and System Safety Engineering 3
Module 7 MSR507 The Safety Lifecycle, Risk Reduction, Safety Management 3
Module 8 MSR508 Data Analysis and Statistics 3

To gain entry into this program, we require applicants to hold:

  1. A recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  2. An EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree* in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  3. A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent) that is recognized under the Washington Accord or by Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee; OR
  4. 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
  5. 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.

* With integrated compulsory twelve-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which six weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined by EIT.

** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate Industrial Automation 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

***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.

Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Please check the Documentation Guidelines for your application.

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Payment Methods

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Dr. Arti Siddhpura (Course Coordinator)

Unit Coordinators and Lecturers:

  • Loreto Espiritu
  • Asieh Soltani
  • Danial Faraji
  • Parthiv Rajgor

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 Diploma is a formally recognized qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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

This course is classified as Level 8 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


  • Risk Engineer
  • Risk and Assurance Engineer
  • Risk and Safety Engineer
  • Systems Safety and Reliability Engineer
  • Risk consultant
  • Asset Engineer
  • Safety Management System Specialist
  • Systems Engineer and Assurance Lead

The online graduate diploma is delivered on a part-time intensive basis over 4 terms, each of 12 weeks. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least four weeks before 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.

Hear from our students

  The delivery methodology and the information available in the e-library can’t be beaten. The other important aspect of online education is recorded lectures. You can review the tutorial and lessons on repeat when you need to understand the concept.  
M Masemola, South Africa
  What I liked most about the course and EIT is the flexibility is offered regarding education. It gave me the opportunity to study and work full-time.  
C Groenewald, South Africa
  I enjoyed interacting with students all around the world, and seeing how the principles I have learned applies to them as well.  
S Zeelie, South Africa
  My line of work requires me travel quite often. I could not attend every class due to my remote locations, but still I could recap and stay on top of the study material thanks to the recordings. Also, all the Instructors were world class.  
P Pretorius, South Africa

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