Course detail

Reliability and Maintenance of Technical Systems

FSI-XS1-KAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is focused on the latest knowledge of reliability and maintenance of technical systems. The student is acquainted with the terminology in reliability and maintenance, with standards and legislation in the field of reliability and also with management of reliability and maintenance. Teaching of the subject is complemented by an exercise where all the topics are properly practiced on examples from industrial practice. There is also a discussion of the results and conclusions in the exercises.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire extensive and comprehensive knowledge of reliability and maintenance of technical systems, which will enable them to engage in industrial engineering and electrical engineering in solving problems related to the issue.


Knowledge of mathematics and physics at a level of university study. Also, the knowledge of the aforementioned special field in a scope of the previous bachelor study is expected.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MYKISKA,Antonín. Bezpečnost a spolehlivost technických systémů. 1. vydání. Praha: České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2006,206 s. Učební texty ČVUT v Praze. Fakulta strojní. ISBN 80-01-02868-2.
NOVÁK,M.; ŠEBESTA,V.; VOTRUBA, Z. Bezpečnost a spolehlivost systémů. 1. vydání. Praha: České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2001, 150 s. Učební texty ČVUT v Praze. Fakulta dopravní. ISBN 80-01-02331-1.
KARPÍŠEK,Zdeněk. Matematika IV, statistika a pravděpodobnost. 3. doplněné vydání. Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o., 2007. 170 s. ISBN 978-80-214-3380-9.
SUMMERVILLE, N. Basic Reliability: An Introduction to Reliability Engineering. AuthorHouse, 2004. 136s. ISBN 978-1418424183.
MOUBRAY, J. Reliability-Centered Maintenance. A Butterworth-Heinemann Title. 1999. 440 s. ISBN 978-0750633581.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course consists of exercises and lectures. Exercise is completed by credit (awarded in the 13th week). To obtain it is required 100% participation in exercises and activity in exercises. Students will work out the individual work in the prescribed range and quality. Based on the quality of the work in the exercise, the student earns up to 30 points for the exam The work must be submitted in writing and checked and recognized by the teacher. The test is realized by written test, student can get up to 70 points from this test, where 30 points from exercises. Evaluation of the test result is given by the ECTS grading scale.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to gain theoretical and practical knowledge of reliability and maintenance of technical systems.

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

The student attendance is checked in tutorials (presence and activity). The 100% participation in tutorials is required, and in case of absence, the student will be obliged to compensate, the alternative attendance will be specified by the lecturer.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-KSB-K Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Quality and reliability, definition of reliability
2. Terminology and standards in reliability
3. Reliability indicators, reliability prediction analysis, means of increasing reliability
4. Reliability of repaired and non-repaired systems
5. Selected methods of reliability analysis
6. Operational reliability, reliability requirements
7. Reliability and maintenance management
8. Reliability tests, reliability information systems
9. Machine operation, relationship of operation and maintenance, basic concepts of maintenance theory, standards and legislation
10. Means of maintenance, Reengineering of maintenance
11. Reliability centered maintenance (RCM), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
12. Current trends in maintenance, technical diagnostics, modern approaches in maintenance, Industry 4.0
13. Organization and maintenance management

Guided consultation

52 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Mathematical expressions for reliability, availability, maintainability and maintenance assurance
2. Analysis of reliability, analysis of reliability analyzes
3. Reliability analysis, analysis of reliability analyzes
4. Means of increasing reliability
5. Failures of technical systems, ways and consequences of failures
6. Computer support of maintenance management
7. Collection of operational reliability data
8. Completion and evaluation of technical reports (protocols).
9. Credit.