Reliability Management and Data Systems

Course #SE3321

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


The course focuses on the practical aspects of reliability analysis and management. Reliability aspects and functions are explained and illustrated using examples and calculus-level mathematics. Topics include: basic tools and methods of reliability for developing complex systems including electronic components, mechanical components, and software; data needs for effective reliability analysis and how to design and implement systems to acquire and store that data; and the principles and practices for developing cost-effective dependable (reliability and availability) systems. Case studies are used to illustrate the material. Prerequisites: None.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 135


  • SE1001
  • SE1002

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Understand the major concepts and steps within the reliability program planning processes.
  • Apply reliability program planning to an engineered system.
  • Apply several common reliability analyses to an engineered system with sufficient rigor to produce useful results.
  • Correctly interpret the results of the reliability analyses and apply them to the design of an engineered system.
  • Apply the process to investigate a failure at any point during the engineered system’s lifecycle.
  • Produce design recommendations based on reliability analysis results.
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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