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290-What Every Engineer Should Know About Reliability I

By: O. Geoffrey Okogbaa, Ph.D., PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

290-What Every Engineer Should Know About Reliability I

Reliability Engineering is concerned with the design, implementation, and prediction of the life profiles of a system or component using a disciplined analysis approach that has strong roots in statistics, mathematics and engineering. Given a system, subsystem or component, one of the major challenges of the discipline is to understand the inherent failure mechanisms that govern the system and the development of the appropriate analytical scheme to determine the system's life profiles. The problem becomes even more acute given the phenomenon of aging and related transient phenomenon as well as the practical realities of little or no data. Today, these challenges still persist especially as companies try to shorten the time to market in order to gain market share.

This first in a two-course sequence has examined some of the basic issues related to reliability such as:

  • Understand the various viewpoints of reliability, especially the engineering design viewpoint.
  • The use of nonparametric approach to estimate the reliability and hazard function functions
  • Understand the performance measures used to characterize reliability.
  • Appropriate reliability based intervention strategies that lead to optimally maintained system.
  • Availability, Maintainability and related Performability measures.

Under these broad themes, the topics to be covered include:

  • Reliability Models
  • Static Reliability
  • Reliability Improvement
  • Reparable Systems-Availability Models
  • System Redesign
  • Maintenance

The second sequence will focus on the all important area of dependency analysis, interference theory, data analysis and testing.

290-What Every Engineer Should Know About Reliability I
J. Hutchins
09/27/2017
Verified Buyer
Very technical and contains much information. I found it difficult to link the material presented to the test questions. A strong background in math is required to understand the way the material is presented and in my opinion a working knowledge of reliability engineering is needed also. This is not a basic knowledge course and again in my opinion is misnamed. Should be 'What Every RELIABILITY Engineer Should Know....." Also, some test questions were trick questions. The course was much more difficult than I imagined. Not practical for for someone not working in the field (again in my opinion).
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290-What Every Engineer Should Know About Reliability I
J Hutchins
09/26/2017
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Very difficult as a continuing Ed. course. (and I have a MS in Statistics albeit in multivariate statistics and Doctorate in Chem. Eng.) Course is good however but very theoretical. In my opinion would be difficult for a novices engineer to get a basic understanding in designing reliability systems without prior working in the reliability field. I would not recommend this as an introductory course for general knowledge.
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  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
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