Certified Reliability Engineer

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Overview

The Certified Reliability Engineer is a professional who can carry out in a responsible manner proven techniques which make up the body of knowledge recognized by those who are experts in quality technology.

This course is designed to provide recognized reliability engineering training to the requirement of the ASQ’s Body of Knowledge and to prepare course participants for the certification examination.

Certification is the independently verified prescribed level of knowledge as defined through a combination of experience, education and examination. It is a formal recognition by peers and ASQ.

Enrolment

Places on this course are limited to 10 participants. Register for this course here

Duration

Attendance at this course is 1 day per week over 12 weeks. Alternative attendance options can be discussed as required.

Course Fees

Fees per person is €3,500.

Course Outline

The CRE Body of Knowledge is outlined below.

I. Reliability Management

  1. Strategic Management
    • Benefits of Reliability Engineering
    • Relationship between Reliability, safety and quality
    • Role of Reliability function in the organisation
    • Reliability in product & process development
    • Failure consequence and liability management
    • Waranty management
  2. Reliability Program Management
    • Terminilogy
    • Elements of a reliability program
    • Types of risk
    • Product cycle engineering
    • Design evaluation
    • Systems engineering and evaluation
  3. Ethics, Safety and Liability
    • Ethical Issues
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • System safety

II. Probability & Statistics for Reliability

  1. Basic Statistical Concepts
    • Statistical terms
    • Basic Probability concepts
    • Discrete and continuous distributions
    • Poisson process models
    • Non-parametric statistical methods
    • Sample size determination
    • Statistical process control
  2. Inferential Statistics
    • Point estimate of parameters
    • Statistical interval estimates
    • Hypothesis testing

III. Reliability in Design & Development

  1. Reliability Design Techniques
    • Reliability design techniques
    • Stress-strength analysis
    • FMEA and FMECA
    • Common mode failure analysis
    • Fault tree analysis
    • Tolerance and worst-case analyses
    • Design of experiments (DOE)
    • Fault tolerance
    • Human factors
    • Design for X (DFX)
    • Reliability apportionment
  2.  Parts & Systems Management
    • Selection, standardization and re-use
    • De-rating methods and principles
    • Parts obsolescence management
    • Establishing specifications

 IV. Reliability Modelling and Predictions

  1. Reliability Modelling
    • Sources and uses of reliability data
    • Reliability block diagrams and models
    • Physics of failure models
    • Simulation techniques
    • Dynamic reliability
  2. Reliability Predictions
    • Reliability Predictions
    • Part count predictions and part stress analysis

V. Reliability Testing

  1. Reliability Test Planning
    • Reliability test strategies
    • Test environment
  2. Testing During Development
    • Accelerated life tests
    • Discovery testing
    • Reliability growth testing
    • Software testing
  3. Product Testing
    • Qualification/demonstration testing
    • Product reliability acceptance testing (PRAT)
    • Ongoing reliability testing
    • Stress screening
    • Attribute testing (eg hypergeometric)
    • Degradation testing

VI. Maintainability & Reliability

  1. Management Strategies
    • Planning
    • Maintenance strategies
    • Availability trade-offs
  2. Maintenance and Testing Analysis
    • Preventive maintenance
    • Corrective maintenance analysis
    • Non-destructive evaluation
    • Testability
    • Spare parts analysis

VII. Data Collection and Use

  1. Data Collection
    • Types of data
    • Collection methods
    • Data management
  2. Data Use
    • Data summary and reporting
    • Preventive and corrective action
    • Measures of effectiveness
  3. Failure Analysis and Correction
    • Failure analysis methods
    • Failure reporting, analysis, and corrective action system (FRACAS)
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