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Reliability for Product Development (Online)

This course expands on Fundamentals of Reliability concepts, focusing on hands-on application of reliability analysis tools at the appropriate stages of the product development cycle. Special emphasis is placed on practical skills in quantifying a product’s reliability requirements, verifying that reliability requirements are met through data analysis and testing, and tracking reliability growth to target. Reliability for Product Development teaches how and when to integrate quantitative reliability analysis into the product lifecycle.

Our online courses are delivered in real-time with two instructors available to answer questions and assist via audio or chat. See course calendar for available dates and times.

Software used


This course will help you understand how to incorporate reliability practices and analysis methods into the product development process, with a heavy emphasis on hands-on exercises in ReliaSoft Weibull++, Weibull++'s Accelerated Life Testing and Reliability Growth modules, and BlockSim.

Learning objectives


  • Review theory covered in the Fundamentals of Reliability course and reinforce key concepts and Design for Reliability (DFR) principles
  • Develop extensive hands-on experience with reliability tools for product development by working through a sample DFR process and the associated analyses
  • Understand how to best integrate reliability analysis into the product development process and set design priorities, identify usage conditions, design tests and track reliability growth
  • Define meaningful reliability requirements and demonstrate that an item meets those requirements
  • Become familiar with the applications of essential reliability data analysis methods and tools such as: Accelerated Life Testing, Destructive Degradation Analysis and Reliability Block Diagrams

Topics included

  • Reliability statistical concepts
  • Reliability data types
  • Reliability metrics
  • Weibull and life distribution analysis
  • Competing failure modes analysis
  • Warranty analysis
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Reliability block diagrams
  • Object-based reliability modeling
  • Destructive degradation analysis
  • Accelerated life testing
  • Stress-strength analysis
  • Reliability test strategy
  • Reliability growth analysis

Who should attend

The Reliability for Product Development (Online) course is for reliability engineers who need hands-on experience with reliability engineering analysis methods and integrating those methods into the design process to create reliable products.


Your course requires the use of a computer with a licensed ReliaSoft software installation and an audio device with a microphone. All registrants will receive a temporary ReliaSoft software license.

Instructors will make use of their own webcam. Webcams for attendees is optional.