WSE 018

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iCatalog Home WSE 018 Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) For Engineers
(Last Modified:21-Apr-2015)


Explores how to apply reliability and maintainability models commonly used by DoD weapons system contractors to the design and development of equipment and systems.
  • Distinguish discrete distributions from continuous distributions; and when to use them.
  • Distinguish reliability allocation from reliability prediction.
  • Understand the distinction between a reliability growth program and reliability qualification testing.
  • Learn a Test-Analyze-and-Fix process for planning and tracking a reliability growth program.
  • Recognize the concept of decision risk and the value of a statistical test plan in reliability qualification testing (RQT).
  • Understand the development of O.C. (operating characteristic) curves.
  • Understand the use of relevant Military Handbooks for reliability testing.
  • Target Attendees
    This course is suitable for serious beginners and will bring students to an intermediate or advanced state. The teaching technique is informal lecture utilizing a Socratic approach to learning. Students should bring a calculator.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    3 days class
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code N/A
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  21
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
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  • The CLPs referenced above presume off-the-shelf delivery.