branch detail

Quality, Reliability and Safety

Original title in Czech: Kvalita, spolehlivost a bezpečnostFSIAbbreviation: M-KSBAcad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: -

Programme: Mechanical Engineering

Length of Study: 2 years

Accredited from: 1.9.2012Accredited until: 31.12.2020

Profile of the branch

The „Quality, Reliability and Safety“ discipline is mainly intended for the students who graduated as bachelors within the „Mechanical Engineering“ Study Programme at Brno University of Technology and/or other similar study disciplines in the Czech Republic and abroad. The study of quality, reliability and safety is characterized as an interdisciplinary study:

In the field of quality the students will be familiarized with project management, integrated management systems, process quality management and low-quality cost control. Additionally, the students will gain knowledge in the field of experiment planning, European law, technical-legal issues, metrology and measuring technology.
In the field of reliability teaching is focused on theoretical and practical reliability, diagnostics, diagnostic methods and systems, maintenance and maintenance and reliability management.
In the field of safety teaching is concentrated on risk and safety management, advanced risk management methods and functional safety of technical systems.

The students can specialize in this discipline in one of three above mentioned branches by selecting compulsory selectable subjects and namely by the topic of their thesis. The Institute of Production Machines, Systems and Robotics supports the theses which are focused on industrial topics

Key learning outcomes

The Quality, Reliability and Safety discipline provides the students with knowledge and skills which are focused on the issues of quality, reliability and safety, metrology, reliability, diagnostics, maintenance and safety of technical systems in different industrial areas. Both all over the world and in the Czech Republic, there is a permanent and noticeable lack of experts with appropriate education who are able to solve difficult tasks in industrial and social practice. The graduates will be able to introduce into practice the newest approach in a given discipline at a high professional level, which can remarkably strengthen the position of the company in the competitive environment. The study programme concept can offer the students the sufficient competence in cooperation with national and international developmental scientific research teams.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The master study graduates have a wide choice of job chances. They can work as quality engineering managers (quality engineer), reliability engineering managers (reliability manager), diagnostic manager (operating diagnostic engineer, diagnostic analyst, design engineer of diagnostic system), maintenance manager (maintenance engineer) and safety manager (safety engineer, internal/external auditor of safety management system in industrial enterprises and companies, insurance companies, regulatory bodies, in integrated rescue systems, etc.). The graduates in this discipline can also find their jobs in the field of science, research, designing companies, etc.
The Institute of Production Machines, Systems and Robotics provides the study in the „Machine and Facilities“ discipline within the doctor study programme of design and process engineering where the students can concentrate their effort on scientific research problems in the field of quality, reliability and safety, and they graduate as Ph.D.

Programme supervisor


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
XAPApplied Statistics and Design of Experimentscs4winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XEVEuropean Law and Market Supervisoncs4winterCompulsoryExyes
GRIQuality Managementcs4winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
GMRRisk Management in Production Machinescs4winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
GPNProject Managementcs4winterCompulsoryClAcyes
XS1Reliability 1cs5winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XTMMotivation Toolscs5winterCompulsoryClAcyes
XHZBarrel Weapons Qualitycs4winterOptional (voluntary)ClAcyes
1. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
XAKQuality System Auditscs3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
XMTMeasurement Techniquecs5summerCompulsoryClAcyes
XMFPhysics of Metrologycs5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XAMAdvanced Methods of Risk Managementcs4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XS2Reliability 2cs3summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XRPStatistical Process Controlcs5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XT1Technical Diagnostics Ics5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XKSAmmunition Qualitycs3summerOptional (voluntary)ClAcyes
GOIOptical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspectioncs3summerOptional (voluntary)ClAcyes
0PPXIndustrial Project (M-KSB)cs3summerOptional (voluntary)ClAcyes
2. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
GA0Analysis of Machine-part Failurescs5winterCompulsoryExyes
XESEcology in Engineeringcs5winterCompulsoryClAcyes
5EMEconomics and Business Managementcs4winterCompulsoryClAcyes
XFBFunctional Safetycs6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XBAAdvanced Methods of Safety Analysiscs4winterCompulsoryClAcyes
XPTPractical Metrologycs5winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XT2Technical Diagnostics IIcs7winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XZKTestingcs4winterCompulsoryClAcyes
2. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
XD7Diploma Project (M-KSB)cs6summerCompulsoryAcyes
XMSMaintenance Quality/Reliability Managementcs5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
XTDMethods and Equipment for Technical Diagnosticcs4summerCompulsoryClAcyes
XD8Diploma Seminar (M-KSB)cs2summerCompulsoryAcyes
XMISafety Managementcs3summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
GTETechnical-law Problemscs3summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
2. year of study, both semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
7AZEnglish - Exam B1en0bothCompulsoryExyes