PGDip Reliability Engineering and Asset Management / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate
Diploma: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time.
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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
For further information about making an online application for this course, please see the guidance about  how to apply  on our department website.

If you have any questions about the application process or about our entry requirements please do contact us at  and we will be happy to advise you further.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert N Y N Y

Course description

Reliability Engineering and Asset Management are critical to industries throughout the world, and this PGDip offers a flexible option to study. 

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.

As well as the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma options, we also offer the following courses which you may be interested in:

Postgraduate Certificate

This course is available on a part-time basis with the following options:

  • Part-time on campus, 1 year (4 x 1 week teaching blocks per year) This option is only available for Home/EU students
  • Part-time distance learning, 1 year (Students study two units per term and each unit includes a one day online webinar)

Students studying for the Postgraduate Certificate qualification select the four course units they would like to study from the eight available units and complete them on a part-time basis over 1 year. 

Postgraduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma is available on a full and part-time basis with the following options:

  • Full time on campus, 1 year
  • Part time on campus, 2 years (4 x 1 week teaching blocks per year) This option is only available for Home/EU students
  • Part-time distance learning, 2 years (Students study two units per term and each unit includes a one day online webinar)

Open days

We're delighted to hear you're interested in specialising your skillset with us.

Take a look at our Meet Us page to find out when our next information sessions are taking place, and when you can next join us at a study fair near you.

For any further questions, we encourage you to get in touch - we're happy to help.


To be announced.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


Across our institution, we offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and awards to outstanding UK and international students each year.

The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in master's study, and allocates £300,000 in funding each year. Our Manchester Masters Bursaries are aimed at widening access to master's courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups.

For more information, see the Fees and funding page or visit the University of Manchester funding for masters courses website for more information.

Contact details

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Contact name
REAM Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 543 4016

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