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Reliability Engineering

Course ID RE
Format Classroom

Designed for practicing engineers, this course focuses on teaching you to increase product reliability. The course covers such topics as model product failure times, analyzing data to determine reliability characteristics, and other general data driven decisions to insure a reliable product.

This instructor-led, classroom-based course delivers tools that will help you recognize and use the proper probability distribution to model product times to failure. You will learn how to analyze life data to determine reliability characteristics and to achieve reliability improvement of a product. You will also learn about reliability testing for determining and demonstrating a reliability value, and design procedures that are necessary to ensure a reliable product.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 3
  • Length: 30 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 3
  • Audience: Practitioner
  • Provider: ASQ - ILT
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of reliability engineering.
  • Measure model times to failure using the appropriate probability distribution.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the time to failure distribution, the reliability function, and the hazard rate.
  • Determine a life test, estimate reliability values from the test data, and set confidence limits on the results.
  • Use the design tools necessary to ensure a reliable product including prediction, allocation, and FMEA.
  • Understand the differences in analyzing the reliability of a repairable and a non-repairable system.


Familiarity with statistical concepts and probability is helpful but not required.

Who Should Attend:

Quality or reliability managers/engineers, production/design engineers, and warranty analysts with engineering functions should attend this training. This course is designed for practicing engineers.

  1. Reliability Program Elements
  2. RE Mathematics
    1. Reliability Functions
    2. Probability Theorems
    3. Static Reliability Models
    4. Probability Density Functions
    5. Failure Rate, Hazard Function, Bathtub Curve
  3. Normal Probability Distribution
    1. Estimation of Parameters
  4. Exponential Distribution
    1. Mean, Failure Rate
    2. Confidence Values
    3. Estimation of Parameters
  5. Weibull Distribution
    1. Estimation of Parameters (Graphical Analysis)
    2. Confidence Values
  6. Binomial
    1. Confidence Values
    2. Success Testing (No Failures)
    3. Conversion to Exponential Distribution
  7. Demonstration Testing
    1. Sequential Testing
    2. Accelerated Testing
  8. Reliability in Design
    1. Reliability Allocation
    2. Reliability Prediction
      1. MIL HDBK
    3. FMEA and Fault Tree Analysis
    4. Reliability Design Review
  9. Mechanical System Reliability
    1. Probabilistic Design
    2. Shared Load Models
    3. Correlation and Regression
    4. Design of Experiments
    5. Software Reliability
  10. Repairable Systems
    1. Availability and Maintainability
      1. Log Normal Distribution
  11. Laplace’s Test
  12. System Reliability Concepts
  13. Reliability Growth Models
    1. Duane Model
  14. Dynamic Reliability Models Standby Redundancy


Instructor-led, classroom course


ASQ will provide the Practical Reliability Engineering, Fifth Edition handbook and student manual.

Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.
Hugh Broome CRE, CQE
Mark McComb CQE
Tomas Velasco CQE, CSSBB

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Classroom

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