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Reliability engineering management syllabus


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Detailed syllabus for U of Maryland ENRE642 Reliability Management 3 credit course Summer 2013

Detailed syllabus for U of Maryland ENRE642 Reliability Management 3 credit course Summer 2013

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  • 1. Reliability Engineering ManagementENRE 642, Summer 2013Course SyllabusUnifying systems perspective of reliability engineering management. Design,development and management of organizations and reliability programs including:management of systems evaluation and test protocols, development of risk management-mitigation processes, and management of functional tasks performed by reliabilityengineers.The course has an emphasis on understanding the value of reliability activities within theentire product lifecycle. Case studies of actual organizations focused on determining thekey considerations when attempting to improve the organization’s ability to producereliable products.Course Instructor:Fred SchenkelbergFMS Reliability(408) 710-8248fms@fmsreliability.comRecommended Text:Practical Reliability Engineering, 5th Edition, 2012Patrick D. T. O’Connor and Andrew KleynerWileyOptional References:Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management, 2nd Edition 1996Ireson, W. Grant, Coombs, Clyde F. and Moss, Richard Y.,McGraw-HillImproving Product Reliability: Strategies and Implementation, 2003Mark A. Levin and Ted T. KalalWileyQuality if Free: The Art of Making Quality Certain, 1979Philip B. CrosbyNew American Library
  • 2. Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering, 1994Henry PetroskiCambridge University PressGrading:Homework 20%Mid Term 25%Project 25% (Due Friday, June 8th, 2012 1pm – or at end of course for remote students)Final 30%Schedule:Section 0101 – 5/28/13 thru 6/7/13 MTuWThF 9am – 3pm:Tuesday - Friday, May 28th – May 31st Lecture/Discussion Sessions 9:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 3:00pmMonday, June 3rd Review and Mid Term 9:00am – 12:00pm (exam is 2 hrs) Lecture/Discussion Session 1:00pm – 3:00pmTuesday – Thursday, June 4th - June 6th Lecture/Discussion Sessions 9:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 3:00pmFriday, June 7th Study and Final Day Office hours 9:30am – 12:00pm or by appointment Project Due 1:00pm Final Exam – 1pm – 3:00pmSections ER01 and RE01 – 5/28/13 thru 8/16/13 online only:Deadline for homework and midterm is by July 5th 5pm Pacific Daylight TimeDeadline for project and final is by August 16st, 5pm Pacific Daylight Time You may take exams ahead of above schedule. The homework and project are dueon date scheduled for midterm or final, respectively.
  • 3. Course Outline:Review material in O’Connor and Kleyner, other references are optional. • Introduction and design for reliability o Practical Chap 7 • Value of reliability to business o Practical Chap 1 • Evaluating the maturity of reliability approach o Crosby Chap 3 • Engineering approaches to product reliability o Practical Chap 8 & 9 • Setting reliability goals and apportionment o Moss Chap 7 Practical Chap 17.6 • Building a reliability plan o Moss Chap 1.4 & 3 Practical Chap 17.10 • Identifying risks to reliability goal o Practical Chap 7 • Using HALT and its benefits o Practical Chap 12, Levin Chap 16 • Using ALT and other reliability testing o Practical Chap 12 • Using product level reliability models o Practical Chap 6 • Sample sizes and a few trade-offs o Lecture notes • Encouraging use of FA and FRACAS o Practical Chap 12 • Making good measurements o • Considerations in thermal design o Practical Chap 9 • Understanding stress/strength and derating o Practical Chap 5 • Considering the product’s environment o Practical Chap 12 • Managing the supplier’s reliability program o Moss Chap 23, Practical Chap 15 & 17 • Building a reliability culture in an organization o • Review