Courses & Units

Reliability Engineering JEE489


In this unit students learn to apply theories of reliability engineering to the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of common components with respect to the design, operation and maintenance stages of asset life cycle. The unit provides an introduction to the concepts of reliability engineering including time-dependent failure mechanism, physics-of-failure mechanism, reliability measures and assessment for components and complex systems, maintainability and availability analysis. The unit includes case studies of failure modelling, reliability assessment and risk analysis from systems and operations within the process, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries. Students can employ the obtained technical knowledge about systems engineering and reliability-based design and maintenance to their research project. The methods and techniques delivered in this unit will be also employed in various areas of the maritime, offshore oil and gas and process industries including asset management, operation and maintenance optimisation and risk management.


Unit name Reliability Engineering
Unit code JEE489
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Ehsan Arzaghi
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the concept of maintainability, availability, component and system reliability in marine and offshore systems.
  • Analyse various technical and operational data to appraise failure and maintenance concepts in reliability engineering.
  • Apply fundamentals of systems engineering to reliability assessment of maritime assets.
  • Explain accountability, risk & safety and IP rights in maritime and offshore engineering.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031799 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,115.00

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JEE235 OR JEE254


Teaching Pattern

Lectures, Tutorials and Laboratories

AssessmentAssignments (30%)|Class Test (30%)|Project (40%)
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