MENG 424 - Reliability Engineering

Probability concept and probability distribution functions. Probability distributions for describing failures. Failure data. Reliability of simple system. Reliability and availability of system with repair. Redundancy. Fault tree and event tree analysis. Risk concept and risk assessment.

Course Outline


Technical Report Writing


  • Improves traceability
  • Distinguishes your own contribution
  • Demonstrates the depth of reading
  • Supports claims made in the text.
  • Prevents accusations of plagiarism
  • Motivates the readers.
  • Improves the presentation of your work.
  • Academic practice

What to Cite?

  • The work & ideas of other researchers.
  • The sources you used to construct your own arguments
  • Ideas taken from others that are demonstrated inside tables.
  • All figures and tables need Numbers, Titles. They may also need Citations next to the title.
  • Slides that you produce for giving a presentation need to be cited as well.
  • Any image, figure, table, data, equation, model etc taken from another source must be cited.