Course detail


ÚSI-RTSEVAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with the issue of reliability, the basic concepts, and the use of statistics in reliability and the calculation of reliability indicators. In addition, students are familiarised with the reliability models, backup systems and methods of reliability analysis. Another part of the course is devoted to operating and model stress, as well as degradation mechanisms in materials, elements and systems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will be able to:
- define the basic concepts of reliability,
- describe methods of analyzing the reliability of systems,
- explain the methods of reliability management,
- explain the issue of risk in production,
- calculate selected indicators of system reliability.


Knowledge of the subject at the Bachelor´s degree level is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Základy spolehlivosti elektrotechnických výrob (CS)
Montgomery, D. C.. Introducion to Statistical Quality Control. John Wiley, New York, 1996 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught via lectures and sessions in computer laboratories and practical
laboratories. Students must submit a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

up to 20 points from the seminars (the student will receive these points for their individual work in the field of reliability, and its presentation).
up to 80 points from a written examination.
The test focuses on the reliability issues discussed in the lectures and seminars.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to the study of reliability. Basic concepts of reliability.
2. Mathematical statistics. Random variables, utilization of random variable distribution in reliability. Exponential distribution.
3. Quantiles. Point and interval estimation of parameters of the basic set. Chi-quadrat and Student's distribution.
4. Expendable objects. Reliability characteristics of expendable objects.
5. Repairable objects. Reliability characteristics of repairable objects.
6. Serial and parallel reliability models. Combined models.
7. Methods of creating reserves for systems. Forms and functions of reserves. Static reserves. Dynamic reserves.
8. Introduction of the ISO 9000 quality system.
9. Degradation factors affecting electrical equipment. The relation between operating, partial and model stresses.
10. Degradation mechanisms in materials, elements and systems.
11. Diagnostic methods.
12. Testing the reliability of elements.
13. Testing the reliability of equipment.


The aim of the subject is to familiarise students with the issues concerned with the reliability of electrotechnical products, and the introduction of the quality system into electrotechnical manufacturing.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified in a statement which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme RRTES_P Master's

    specialization RRTS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer