Introduction to concepts of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS) in engineering problems; RAMS requirements, techniques, risks, safety assessments, and Health and Safety examples.
Total contact hours: 29
Private study hours: 121
Total study hours: 150
Autumn and Spring
Method of assessment
Exam (2 hours) 50%
3 x Assessment (each 1-2 pages, each 10%) (30%)
1 x Group coursework (~10 pages, group report) (20%)
- System Reliability Theory: Models, Statistical Methods, and Applications. Marvin Rausand, Arnljot Høyland, John Wiley & Sons, 2003
- Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety Assessment. Volume 1, Methods and Techniques. Alain Villemeur, 1992
- Reliability, Maintainability and Risk. David Smith, Butterworth-Heinemann 2011
- The Definitive Guide to Project Management, S Nokes and S Kelly, Second Edition, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2007, ISBN 0-273-71097-4
- EMC for Product Designers, T. Williams, Butterworth, 2006, ISBN-10: 0750681705
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Identify and analyse the concepts of RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability and safety) including project management, security, sustainability and EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) in engineering problems;
2. Apply appropriate techniques and tools to evaluate and improve the RAMS including project management, security, sustainability and EDI in engineering systems;
3. Analyse and interpret failure/degradation data, detect faults and predict failures, and develop maintenance solutions to prevent the faults;
4. Identify quality, safety and compatibility standards in different engineering disciplines and develop a safety case.
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Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
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