Reliability and Maintenance


Learners will become familiar with standard terminology used to describe systems reliability and will be able to analyse a range of reliability models for constant and time-dependent failure rates.

The learner will also be able to employ a range of analysis techniques such as Reliability Block Diagrams, Weibull analysis, Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis.

They will also be able to differentiate between current maintenance practices such as Breakdown, Planned, Preventative Maintenance and distinguish their respective impact on system reliability, as well as maintenance practices such as Predictive Maintenance, Reliability Centred Maintenance and Total Productive Maintenance.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Appraise maintenance management strategies including Preventative, Predictive, Reliability Centred and Total Productive Maintenance

  2. Evaluate statistical models to calculate reliabilities.

  3. Predict  the reliability of systems using Reliability Block Diagrams for constant failure rates and the use of Weibull plotting to assess failure rate changes.

  4. Select and report on appropriate strategies for safety management, risk management and systems and product design.

  5. Establish and measure maintance costs.

% Coursework 30%
% Final Exam 70%