Design for Reliability Fundamentals

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Design for Reliability is a process that encompasses tools and procedures to ensure that a product meets its reliability requirements, under its use environment, for the duration of its lifetime. Design for Reliability is implemented in the design stage of a product to proactively improve product reliability, by seeking to minimise weaknesses in design.

This course covers the fundamentals of the Design for Reliability process, with the following aims:

  • Introduce Reliability Engineering principles (objectives, terminology, definitions).
  • Describe the elements of a Design for Reliability process and how they work together.
  • Provide awareness of typical Reliability Engineering tools that help identify, monitor and manage risks.
  • Demonstrate how reliability can be quantified.


Public & On Site Courses


Live Courses: 1 Day - Course commences at 9:00am and finishes at approximately 5:00pm.

Course Fee

Live Courses: £500 including lunch and refreshments.

On-Site Course: Please complete the form opposite or contact us for onsite training prices, including discounts for multiple delegates and courses.

Online Courses


Online Courses: Split into 3 sessions 2 hour slots.

Course Fee

Online Courses: Please complete the form opposite or contact us for online training prices, including discounts for multiple delegates and courses.


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Course Agenda


  • Terminology
  • Definitions
  • Importance of Reliability

Identifying Risks

  • How Risk is Assessed
  • Categories of Hazards
  • Proactively Identifying Failure Modes

Quantifying Reliability

  • Collecting and displaying data
  • Reliability Metrics
  • Failure Rate and MTBF Calculations
  • Non-constant Failure Rates

Achieving and Monitoring Reliability

  • Factors that lead to reliable and maintainable designs
  • Reliability engineering tools
  • Learning from failures
Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed for those working in Engineering Design, who would like an introduction to the subject of Reliability Engineering.

The course does not assume any prior knowledge on the subject of reliability engineering, with fundamental concepts and terminology being introduced.

The types of activities that can help achieve more reliable products and processes, along with some of the various tools that can support these activities, are then discussed.

This course is not intended to provide specific training on tools or techniques, if these are of interest there are follow on courses available.


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