QLTY08014 2019 Reliability Engineering and Risk Management

General Details

Full Title
Reliability Engineering and Risk Management
Transcript Title
Reliability Engineering and Ri
Code
QLTY08014
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
QLTY - Quality
Department
MEMA - Mech and Manufact Eng
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Noeleen Grant
Programme Membership
SG_EQLTY_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering in Quality Management and Tech
Description

The student will be able to apply the basic tools and techniques of reliability engineering and appreciate the importance of risk management.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Use probability plotting techniques to analyse data and draw conclusions about products

2.

Perform simple reliability predictions and modelling

3.

Analyse the reliability of a design or a process using FMEA and FTA

4.

Communicate the importance of risk management in different environments

5.

Perform simple Bayes Theorem calculations

6.

Devise a simple risk evaluation study

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
MATH08005 201300 Statistics

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to reliability: the history of reliability and safety technology. Understanding terms and jargon.
  2. Reliability mathematics: probability distributions - discrete and continuous. Point processes and trend analysis. Laplace Test
  3. Probability plotting: ranking data. Using Weibull probability plotting paper for uncensored, censored and failure -free distributions.
  4. Reliability prediction and Modelling: systems reliability models- series, parallel, m-out-of-n redundancy, standby redundancy.
  5. Failure Analysis: failure mode effects analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis (FTA). Pareto analysis, repairable systems, non-parametric methods
  6. Risk Management: Harm and risk. Probability  of Risk
  7. Risk Management Standards - ISO 31000:2009. Risk management in different sectors eg medical device industry. Safety management principles. 

Indicative Practicals/Projects

  1. Construct the Reliability Block Diagram of a product
  2. Perform an FMECA of a product or service
  3. Develop an FTA of a product or service
  4. Perform a risk assessment
  5. Case studies from different sectors

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
20 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
80 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Numerical Analysis Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Any 1,2,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 2 1/2 Hour Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 80 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Not Specified Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2012-01-30 Practical Reliability Engineering John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9780470979815 ISBN-13 047097981X

This update of a classic text explains new and proven methods for the development and production of reliable equipment in engineering. It covers the latest technological advances, methodology and international standards.

Module Resources

Other Resources

FORD Motor Company FMEA Manual

Relevant International Standards