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PGDip Reliability Engineering and Asset Management

PGDip Reliability Engineering and Asset Management

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Full time | The University of Manchester | 12 months | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Investment Management Reliability / Quality Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

Reliability Engineering and Asset Management are critical to industries throughout the world. It is estimated that a significant amount of annual plant cost is spent on maintenance. Maintenance costs are likely to influence competitiveness on a global scale and therefore those working in maintenance can impact their company's bottom line in a positive way. The aim of these courses is to equip candidates to do just that and to give companies the technical and managerial expertise to thrive in the global marketplace.

Our Reliability Engineering and Asset Management (REAM) courses cover management techniques, organisation, planning and application of engineering knowledge to manufacturing processes to improve the efficiency of the operations of industrial and civic buildings.

Coursework and assessment

Following each taught course unit, there are two assignments and an examination. Distance learning students take the examination at an approved higher education institute or the British Council in their home country.

The written assignment accounts for 50% of the grade for the unit, the examination 35% and an in-unit assignment the remaining 15%.

Students can also exit with PGCert awards.


The objective of this module is to present ways in which reliability and maintainability can be taken into account effectively during design. It presents the totality of design activity for the whole product and process life cycle, the control and integration of different technical groups, and shows how and when the process can be influenced to improve maintainability and reliability (M&R). Perspectives of design and design constraints will be discussed in order to identify the most appropriate ways in which design can be improved with respect to M&R.

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Entry requirements

The standard academic entry requirement for the PG Diploma and PG Certificate is a Lower Second Class (2:2) UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline. Candidates must also have previous relevant industrial experience demonstrated by an up-to-date CV.