Reliability Engineering and Analysis in Maintenance 7.5 credits

Tillförlitlighetsanalys i underhåll
First cycle, D0016B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 09 Feb 2015

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 14 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Maintenance Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Basic knowledge in mathematical statistics e.g course S0001M Mathematical statistics

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
This course will provide basic knowledge on Reliability Engineering. After the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Articulate fundamental concepts, characters, and their relationships on reliability engineering;
  •  Discuss and apply various types of reliability models for analyzing failure data;
  • Understand and discuss various system configuration and calculate their reliability;
  • Understand the mechanism of Weibull plot;
  • Discuss various reliability related standards
  •  Apply Software tools for reliability analysis.
  •  Analyse and evaluate the benefits and challenges of computer software tools for reliability analysis.

The contents include:
  • fundamental concepts, characters, and their relationships on reliability engineering, including reliability function (MTTF, MTBF, MTTR, MTTF, etc), failure function, probability density function, failure rate/hazard rate, cumulative hazard function, residual life;
  • various types of reliability models, including Exponential distribution, Weibull distribution, Lognormal distribution, etc;
  • different system configuration, including Series configuration, Parallel configuration, k-out-of-n configuration, Standby configuration
  • mechanism of Weibull plot;
  • Reliability standards;
  • Software Tools for Reliability Analysis.


The course is given on campus with the opportunity to participate remotely. Mandatory attendance at presentation of assignments and at study visits.

The course contains theoretical modules and seminars that deal with theory and methods. The course also includes project work, which is conducted in collaboration with industry. 

Written examination and approved assignments and project work.

Amir Garmabaki

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering, Charles E. Ebeling, Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 2004.
System Reliability Theory; Models, Statistical Methods, and Applications, Second Edition, M. Rausand and A. Høyland, Wiley, 2004.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 53.50MandatoryA15
0004Project workU G#2.00MandatoryA20
0005Assignment reportU G#2.00MandatoryA20

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.