Basic Reliability Management

  • Course level: Intermediate


This course will provide an understanding of the basics of reliability, the various components of a successful reliability program, how to build and manage it. This is intended for those who are responsible for reliability in their operational environments, the maintenance engineers, reliability engineers, their supervisors, and their managers.

We introduce some basic reliability mathematical concepts but do not go deeply into those here. It is not necessary to be an expert with math to manage the program. For a deeper dive into the math, our advanced reliability course is recommended.

1.1 CEUs earned upon successful completion.

Course textbook link, “Basic Reliability Management”, by James Reyes-Picknell, 2020


What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the main components of a reliability program.
  • Understand how each component contributes value.
  • Recognize that reliability requires a concerted team effort.
  • Know basic reliability math concepts.
  • Know how to choose the most effective proactive maintenance.

Topics for this course

12 Lessons11h 07m 14s

Reliability Basics?

Definitions and concepts introduction
Definitions and benefits of reliability00:25:47
Lesson 1 Quiz
Failures and consequences00:23:46
Lesson 2 Quiz
Proactive maintenance basics00:37:43
Lesson 3 Quiz

Application of reliability

Implementing Reliability

Reliability methods

Your next steps?

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Material Includes

  • PDF copies of all slides (watermarked) by lesson.
  • Handout - RCM study from 1978
  • Lesson quiz for each lesson
  • Business Case Assignment
  • Final exam
  • Certificate of successful completion (if passed) showing CEUs earned

Enrolment validity: 365 days


  • Students should be familiar with basic engineering concepts.
  • Students should have both statistics and calculus at the University level.
  • Ideally students have 5 or more years of experience in a production environment.
  • Course Text: Basic Reliability Management (link in course description)

Target Audience

  • Reliability Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Engineering/reliability supervisors
  • Reliability superintendents
  • Reliability and maintenance managers