Courses - Spring 2020
ENRE
Reliability Engineering
ENRE447
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MATH141.
This course provides a general survey of the techniques of reliability engineering with a focus on quantitative methods. Topics covered include: failure modes and effects analysis, mathematical definition of reliability, probabilistic models to represent failure phenomena, statistical life models for non-repairable components, reliability data analysis, and system reliability models including fault trees, event trees. Students will learn how to apply these techniques to problems related to engineering systems, with example cases for process plants, energy systems and infrastructure.
ENRE489
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Reliability Engineering
Credits: 3
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENRE620
Mathematical Techniques of Reliability Engineering
Credits: 3
Cross-listed with ENNU620.
Basic probability and statistics. Application of selected mathematical techniques to the analysis and solution of reliability engineering problems. Applications of matrices, vectors, tensors, differential equations, integral transforms, and probability methods to a wide range of reliability related problems.
ENRE640
Collection and Analysis of Reliability Data
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENRE602.
Basic life model concepts. Probabilistic life models, for components with both time independent and time dependent loads. Data analysis, parametric and nonparametric estimation of basic time-to-failure distributions. Data analysis for systems. Accelerated life models. Repairable systems modeling.
ENRE645
Human Reliability Analysis
Credits: 3
Credit only granted for: ENRE645 or ENRE734.
Formerly: ENRE734.
Methods of solving practical human reliability problems, cognitive and behavioral modeling, task analysis, performance shaping factors, error classification, distribution of human performance and uncertainty bounds, sources of human error probability data, human error risk mitigation, examples and case studies.
Additional Note: Cross-listed with ENSE698Gor ENRE645 or ENSE698G.
ENRE648
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Reliability Engineering
Credits: 1 - 6
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENRE655
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENRE602.
Credit only granted for: ENRE655 or ENRE665.
Formerly: ENRE665.
Bayesian methods and applications, estimation of rare event frequencies, uncertainty analysis and propagation methods, reliability analysis of dynamic systems, analysis of dependent failures, reliability of repairable systems, human reliability analysis methods and theory of logic diagrams and application to systems reliability.
ENRE671
Risk Assessment in Engineering
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENRE670.
Credit only granted for: ENRE648W or ENRE671.
Formerly: ENRE648W.
Introduction to risk management and decision-making, including uncertainty propagation, importance ranking, risk acceptance criteria, decision analysis and other decsion-making techniques, risk communication.
Cross-listed with ENME607. Credit granted for ENRE671 or ENME607.
ENRE799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6