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Welcome to "Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering," your comprehensive introduction to the essential concepts and practices of reliability engineering. This course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in reliability theory and its practical applications. Whether you are a student of reliability engineering or preparing for the Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) exam, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and apply reliability engineering principles effectively.

What is Reliability Engineering?

Reliability engineering focuses on the ability of a system or component to perform its intended function under specified conditions for an extended period without failure. Reliable products have a high probability of performing as expected over time, which is directly related to their quality. This is why reliability is often referred to as "quality over time." Reliability engineering is crucial in ensuring that products and systems meet customer expectations, comply with regulations, and achieve long-term operational success.

What You'll Learn

This course offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to cover all aspects of reliability engineering. Here’s what you will learn:

  1. Basic Definitions and Principles of Reliability Theory:
    • Understand the core definitions and concepts of reliability engineering.
    • Learn the importance of reliability in product and system design.
  2. Estimation of Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) and Mean Time to Failure (MTTF):
    • Gain skills in estimating MTBF for repairable products and MTTF for non-repairable products.
    • Learn to calculate availability and Mean Time to Repair (MTTR).
  3. Understanding Various Types of Censored Data:
    • Learn about different types of censored data and how to handle incomplete reliability data.
  4. The Three Phases in the Product Life Cycle:
    • Understand the Bathtub Curve in reliability engineering.
    • Learn about infant mortality, useful life, and wear-out phases of a product’s lifecycle.
  5. Overview of Reliability Tests:
    • Explore reliability tests such as Accelerated Life Testing (ALT), Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT), Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS), Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), and Burn-in.
  6. Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs) and Redundancies:
    • Learn to use Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs) to model and analyze system reliability.
    • Understand and implement three types of redundancies to improve system reliability.
  7. Calculation of Reliability in the Constant Failure Zone:

Course Structure

This course is structured to build your understanding progressively, starting from the basic definitions and principles to more complex concepts and calculations. The course consists of seven sections, each designed to cover a specific area of reliability engineering.

Section 1: Basic Definitions:

  • Understand the definitions of Quality and Reliability.
  • Learn why things fail and the consequences of failures.

Section 2: Basic Measurements:

  • Learn the basic reliability measurements such as Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) for non-repairable products and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for repairable products.
  • Calculate availability and Mean Time to Repair (MTTR).

Section 3: Censored Data:

  • Understand various types of censored data and how to deal with incomplete reliability data.

Section 4: Failure Patterns:

  • Learn about the Bathtub Curve in Reliability Engineering.
  • Understand the three phases in the product life cycle: Infant mortality, useful life, and wear out.
  • Calculate the Hazard Function.

Section 5: Improving Reliability:

  • Explore various reliability tests such as ALT, HALT, HASS, ESS, and Burn-in to improve product reliability.

Section 6: Reliability Block Diagram:

  • Calculate system reliability based on the reliability of individual components.
  • Learn about three types of redundancies to improve system reliability.

Section 7: Exponential Distribution:

  • Calculate reliability in the constant failure zone using limited mathematical complexities, focusing on the exponential distribution.

Who This Course Is For

This course is suitable for a diverse audience, including:

  • Quality Engineers: Enhance your understanding of reliability principles and techniques.
  • Quality Managers: Improve your ability to manage and ensure product reliability.
  • All Engineers: Gain valuable skills to enhance the reliability of engineering systems.
  • Performance Improvement Professionals: Apply reliability engineering to boost system performance.
  • Anyone Interested in Reliability Engineering: Learn the fundamentals of reliability to improve products and systems.

What Should You Expect?

Upon completing this course, you can expect to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of reliability engineering principles and practices.
  • Develop the ability to estimate reliability metrics like MTBF and MTTF.
  • Learn to handle censored data and understand failure patterns in product life cycles.
  • Acquire practical skills to conduct reliability tests and use Reliability Block Diagrams.
  • Enhance your ability to calculate reliability in various failure zones.
  • Be well-prepared for the Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) exam and to apply reliability engineering in real-world scenarios.

Why This Course?

This course stands out for several reasons:

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from an instructor with extensive experience in reliability engineering and a deep understanding of the field. The insights provided are not just theoretical but are backed by practical knowledge gained through years of experience.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Cover all aspects of reliability engineering, from basic concepts to advanced practices, ensuring a thorough understanding. The curriculum is meticulously designed to provide a step-by-step guide to mastering reliability engineering.
  • Practical Approach: Focus on practical applications and real-world examples to ensure you can apply what you learn in your organization. The course includes case studies and examples from various industries, helping you understand how reliability engineering principles are applied in real-life scenarios.
  • Flexible Learning: Access video lectures, readings, and quizzes at your own pace, fitting your learning into your busy schedule. The course materials are available 24/7, allowing you to learn whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.
  • Recognition and Certification: Earn PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs, and receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost upon course completion. This recognition adds value to your professional credentials and demonstrates your commitment to continuous learning and development.


This course is accredited by the globally recognized The CPD Group (UK), which stands as a testament to the validity and acceptability of our educational offerings. The accreditation ensures that the training you receive meets rigorous standards for content quality and delivery effectiveness, enhancing its value and recognition within the professional community.

Obtain PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs

As part of your professional development, this Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering course offers you the opportunity to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Professional Development Credits (PDCs) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Quality Gurus Inc. is proud to be an authorized training partner of PMI (#6034) and a SHRM Recertification Provider.


  • Earn PDUs: This course is approved by PMI and allows you to earn PDUs, which are essential for maintaining your PMI certifications such as PMP, CAPM, and others.
  • Updated PMI Talent Triangle: The PDUs you earn from this course align with the updated PMI Talent Triangle, which now focuses on:
    • Ways of Working: Formerly Technical Project Management, this side emphasizes the technical aspects of managing projects, including methodologies, tools, and techniques.
    • Power Skills: Formerly Leadership, these skills include communication, leadership, negotiation, and emotional intelligence.
    • Business Acumen: Formerly Strategic and Business Management, this side covers the understanding and application of business knowledge, including strategy, innovation, and market dynamics.
  • How to Claim: Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then claim your PDUs by logging into the PMI website and submitting the course details along with your certificate.


  • Earn PDCs: This course is approved by SHRM for Professional Development Credits, which are vital for maintaining your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.
  • Categories of PDCs: The PDCs you earn will cover various aspects of human resource management, enhancing your skills and knowledge in this domain.
  • How to Claim: After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then submit this certificate through the SHRM certification portal to claim your PDCs.

Digital Certificate from Quality Gurus

  • No Additional Cost: Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost. This certificate serves as a testament to your knowledge and skills in reliability engineering.
  • Recognition: The certificate is recognized by industry professionals and can be showcased on your LinkedIn profile, resume, or professional portfolio.
  • Easy Access: Your digital certificate will be easily accessible and can be downloaded from the Quality Gurus learning platform once you have completed all course requirements.

Call to Action

Are you ready to take your reliability engineering skills to the next level? Enroll in our comprehensive Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering course today and gain the knowledge and practical tools you need to enhance the reliability of systems and processes. With expert instruction, a comprehensive curriculum, and practical applications, this course is designed to help you succeed. Plus, you’ll earn valuable PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs, and receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost.

Enroll Now and start your journey towards mastering reliability engineering. Equip yourself with the skills to improve product quality, ensure operational success, and achieve long-term reliability. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your professional credentials and advance your career.

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