This course aims to introduce the basic principles and fundamental techniques of risk and reliability analysis. Read more Read less

Relevant concepts covered are of interest to most engineers as industry is increasingly adopting more risk-oriented approaches for optimisation of decision making process across a variety of engineering disciplines and related applications. Delegates attending this course will develop directly applicable skills through practical engagement of the most widely applied methods. 

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 08 - 12 Oct 2018
  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost£1,850. The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day. Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately. Concessions available

Course structure

The total length of course is five days - four days of theoretical background followed by a one day practical workshop. All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the fundamentals of risk management and reliability engineering, and a critical awareness of their application on relevant engineering problems;
  • Evaluate and select appropriate techniques for risk analysis (qualitative and quantitative), failure consequences assessment, and methods for control/mitigation through decision support systems and other relevant methods/tools;
  • Develop a critical and analytical approach to the collection and stochastic modelling of data in the application of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) methods;
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the development and use of standards and asset integrity management.

Core content

  • Introduction and Fundamentals of Risk and Reliability Engineering, Risk Management Process
  • Mathematics for risk analysis: Basic probabilities, combined probabilities.
  • Qualitative Reliability Analysis (FTA/ETA)
  • Systems modelling using Reliability Block Diagrams
  • Practical Session #1: Basic statistics and Systems’ Reliability
  • Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis (FMEA/FMECA)
  • Hazard and operability study (HAZOP) Analysis
  • Quantitative Reliability Analysis, Introduction to MCS
  • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) Analysis
  • Certification of Engineering Systems
  • Practical Session #2: FMEA/HAZOP, First Order Reliability Method (FORM)
  • Risk Control and Decision Support Systems, Failure Consequences
  • Introduction to Stochastic Modelling Using @Risk
  • Insurance of Engineering Applications
  • Risk Analysis of Mega-Projects
  • Practical Session #3: Stochastic Modelling
  • Regulations/Standards/ Hazards Assessment
  • Case Study of Accident Assessment
  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Introduction to inspection and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
  • Full day workshop: “Wind Turbine electromechanical assembly / Subsea Tie-back Manifold Reliability”.

Who should attend

This training is suitable for mechanical, process, energy engineers and professionals that want to obtain knowledge on applied aspects of risk and reliability engineering.


This short course is a module of:


  • Dr Mahmood Shafiee -  Lecturer in Engineering Risk Analysis Offshore Energy Engineering Centre


10% discount applies if booked 8 weeks in advance. 10% discount for 3rd and subsequent delegates from the same company/site. Discounts can be combined.

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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