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4 Credits
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Irem Tumer
116 Covell Hall

Course Description

Fundamentals of risk, uncertainty, and reliability. Methods to analyze and quantify the risk of failures, and the reliability of complex systems, including fault tree analysis, reliability block diagrams, probabilistic risk assessment. Introduction to research methods for risk and reliability analysis during the early design stages.


  • Introduction to risk
  • Introduction to reliability
  • Reliability analysis
  • Failure modeling and failure databases
  • Risk analysis methods
  • Risk-based design methods

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate risk and reliability concepts
  2. Apply standard risk & reliability analysis methods to large engineering systems
  3. Explore failure and risk databases
  4. Formulate a research problem and present findings and research approach