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Reliability Engineering

The Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) understands the principles of performance evaluation and prediction to improve product/systems safety, reliability, and maintainability. This body of knowledge and applied technologies include, but are not limited to, design review and control; prediction, estimation, and apportionment methodology; failure mode and effects analysis; the planning, operation, and analysis of reliability testing and field failures, including mathematical modeling; understanding human factors in reliability; and the ability to develop and administer reliability information systems for failure analysis, design, and performance improvement and reliability program management over the entire product life cycle.

The objective of this training is to give exposure to participants to global best practices on Reliability Engineering.  The training will have enough depth for participants to help them adapt to usage of advanced reliability tools, techniques, and models to real world scenarios.


Training Information

  • Duration: 8 days (48 Hours)
  • Days: Saturdays & Sundays
  • Timing: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm IST




  • Understand the concepts of reliability engineering
  • Use risk management tools and techniques to identify, document, and monitor risks and their impact
  • Understand probability distributions to measure and model times to failure data
  • Understand the relationship between the time to failure distribution, the reliability function, and the hazard rate
  •  Determine a life test and estimate reliability values from the test data
  •  Use the design tools necessary to ensure a reliable product/system
  •  Understand the differences in analyzing the reliability of repairable and a non-repairable systems


A rudimentary understanding of probability and statistics is recommended. Basic high school/college-level algebra will be helpful to understand statistical concepts.

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for Quality or Reliability Managers/Engineers, production/design engineers, and warranty analysts with engineering functions whose role is to understand and improve the reliability of a product/system. 


I. Reliability Fundamentals

A. Leadership Foundations

1. Benefits of reliability engineering

2. Interrelationship of safety, quality, and reliability

3. Reliability engineer leadership responsibilities

4. Reliability engineer role and responsibilities in the product life cycle

5. Function of reliability in engineering

6. Ethics in reliability engineering

7. Supplier reliability assessments

8. Performance Monitoring


B. Reliability Foundations

1. Basic reliability terminology

2. Drivers of reliability requirements and targets

3. Corrective and preventive action (CAPA)

4. Root cause analysis

5. Product life-cycle engineering stages

6. Economics of product maintainability and availability

7. Cost of poor reliability

8. Quality triangle

9. Six Sigma methodologies

10. Systems engineering and integration


II. Risk Management

  1. Identification
  1. Risk management techniques
  2. Types of risk
  1. Analysis
  1. Fault tree analysis (FTA)
  2. Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  3. Common mode failure analysis
  4. Hazard analysis
  5. Risk matrix
  6. System safety


  1. Mitigation


III. Probability and Statistics for Reliability

A. Basic Concepts

1. Basic statistics

2. Basic probability concepts

3. Probability distributions

  1. Probability functions
  2. Sampling plans for statistics and reliability testing
  3. Statistical process control (SPC) and process capability studies (Cp, Cpk)
  4. Confidence and tolerance intervals


B. Data Management

1. Sources and uses of reliability data

2. Types of data

3. Data collection methods

4. Data summary and reporting

5. Failure analysis methods

6. Failure reporting, analysis, and corrective action system (FRACAS)


IV. Reliability Planning, Testing, and Modeling

A. Planning

1. Reliability test strategies

2. Environmental and conditions of use factors

3. Failure consequence

4. Failure criteria

5. Test environment


B. Testing

1. Accelerated life tests

2. Stress screening (ESS, HASS, burn-in tests)

3. Qualification/ Demonstration testing

4. Degradation (wear-to-failure) testing

5. Software testing


C. Modeling

1. Reliability block diagrams and models

2. Physics of failure

3. Failure models

4. Reliability prediction methods

5. Design prototyping

V. Life-Cycle Reliability

A. Reliability Design Techniques

1. Design evaluation techniques (validation and verification)

2. Stress-strength analysis

3. Design of experiments (DOE)

4. Reliability optimization

5. Human factors

6. Design for X (DFX)

7. Design for Reliability (DfR)

B. Parts and Systems Development

1. Materials and components selection techniques

2. Parts standardization and system simplification

C. Maintainability

1. Maintenance strategies

2. Preventive maintenance (PM) analysis

3. Corrective maintenance analysis


This course is offered as a live, instructor-led, online training. Delivery will be via WebEx or MS Teams.  The instruction is a blend of lectures, case applications, exercises and assignments.


ASQ course provides -

• The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook, 3rd Edition – Hard Copy

• Training Material – Hard Copy

• Training Participation Certificate on successful completion of the training – Soft Copy

Registration Email

  • After course registration, participants will receive an acknowledgement mail.
  • 2-3 days prior to start of the training an email with instructions to join and the WebEx/ MS Teams link will be sent.

If you do not receive the eamil, please check your email junk, spam, or clutter folders. If the email is not there, please send an email to ASQ South Asia. (asqindia@asq.org) .

Technical Requirements:

  • PC with speaker and webcam / Laptop computers are required throughout the training. Minimum hardware and software specifications can be seen under technical requirements. 
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later
  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • For instructor-led virtual courses, a speakerphone or telephone headset in a designated room or space with no distractions (preferred)

Deactivate Pop-up Blockers:

You should deactivate any pop-up blockers, spam filters, and company firewalls that could prevent the WebEx client platform or TEAMS course from working properly. Third-party toolbars such as Bing, Yahoo, and Google should also be disabled due to their own pop-up blocking capabilities.

Virtual Course: Advance Preparation and Student Information

Join a Test Session

We strongly suggest that you join a WebEx test session in advance of your scheduled virtual training, using your preferred web browser. This can help prevent problems launching content the day your training begins.

If you do not have administrative privileges on the SAME computer you will be using the day of your training (i.e., your workstation within your organization) you may need the assistance of your local IT/IS help desk staff for the platform to engage correctly.

To join a test session (meeting), click here and enter your name and email address to join. If successful, you will see a screen that says "Congratulations! Your system is now set up properly ..."


ASQ South Asia reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event if you need to cancel a training course, we will refund/transfer your paid training fee as noted below.

  • Requests for transfer of your course fees to the next training batch received at least 5 business days before the start of the course will be accepted.
    - Requests for full refund of course fee will incur a processing fee to the amount of 5% of training fees. The remaining amount will be refunded to the registrant's bank account or through cheque.
  • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
  • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.

Participants must successfully complete the entire training before a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.


American Society for Quality (ASQ) has been at the forefront of quality improvement and excellence around the world for over 75 years with presence in 140 countries.
ASQ South Asia, head quartered in New Delhi, in over a decade, has engaged around 460 organizations in India with the likes of DRDO, BEL, Tata’s, Mahindra, L&T etc. to name a few, to develop a culture of quality and reliability by establishing performance excellence practices and systems.

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