WSE 018 Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) For Engineers
Explores how to apply reliability and maintainability models commonly used by DoD weapons system contractors to the design and development of equipment and systems.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to apply the following critical behaviors in the workplace:
  • Achieve improve reliability and maintainability metrics.
  • Implement effective reliability testing.
  • Develop an effective reliability growth program for different life cycle phases.
  • Objectives
  • 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 substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
    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
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  0
    Continuous Learning Points 21 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
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