Want to be better at reliability engineering AND get a university certificate?
... IS4 has partnered with the
University of New South Wales for you
KNOW HOW TO 'DO' RAM
You can't talk about reliability without also talking about availability and maintainability. Or RAM. Which is what you want when you are designing a new 'thing.' Or purchasing that 'thing' from someone else. You need to know how valuable RAM is, how your organization needs to be postured to get it, and how you make sure you end up with it when you have done all that other stuff.
This course was developed in conjunction with the UNSW in Canberra, Australia to support local industry and the Australian military. It has since grown to help out many more people on their RAM journey. And it's main focus is making you a better RAM engineer.
This course is a semi-intensive course that focuses on the application of the methods to link reliability with business. This includes the most commonly used reliability activities and an understanding of the statistical underpinnings that they need
... WHAT ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE?
Once you are done, you will be mailed a certificate of completion by UNSW. And if you ever decide to enroll in certain UNSW masters degree programs, this will count to some of your credits!
WHAT DO YOU GET WITH YOUR ONLINE IS4 COURSE.
Our live courses are run by instructors in our own studios. Everything looks and sounds sharp. And if there are lots of students, we have assistant instructors who can answer all your questions quickly and succinctly as we go.
Our catalogue courses are experiences that you will remember. We have scriptwriters who do nothing else but make sure we use words that make sense to everyone. We have animators and video editors who create visual learning cues and images to make concepts easy to grasp. And because we break our lessons into 15-minute chunks - you can really go at your own pace.
But there is more - you will get access to a specially created course webpage for 12 months. So you can (re)watch all live course lessons. So if you can't make it one day (or all days!) you don't have to miss a thing. This webpage will include all your learning resources such as handouts and charts. And of course you can talk to an instructor at any stage, schedule conversations if you are having trouble ... and pretty much anything else you can think of.
... ATTEND THE LIVE COURSES OR COMPLETE THE ONLINE LESSONS AT YOUR OWN PACE
IT'S YOUR CHOICE!
WHAT IS THE UNSW RAM PRACTITIONERS COURSE?
This is a 24-hour, live, online course delivered by one of our instructors. The course is broken down into 6 modules. Each module is made up of 4 x 1-hour lessons delivered over a period of two weeks. But don't forget ... you will have access to the recorded lessons for 12 months.
The fundamental aim is to introduce students to RAM engineering. This is only the start of your RAM learning process, but you will be able to go back to your workplaces armed with the ability to understand the value of RAM and how it helps your business. Which makes you a better engineer.
Module 1 - How do we stop failure happening? ... which is the opposite of 'dumb design.' Here we talk about design activities and how we deal with the (unfortunate) uncertainty we always see when we talk about RAM.
Module 2 - How do we tolerate things not being perfect? ... where we start to look at designing (and modelling) systems with redundancy and other tricky little things that mean it won't stop working when something bad happens.
Module 3 - How do we describe (random) failure? ... where we start to think about how we describe the random nature of failure in a way that helps us. Oh and this is where we talk about probability distributions.
Module 4 - How do our components fail? ... where we use some of the things we have learned to try and describe what we think is happening. Which means we can then fine-tune what we think when we get data.
Module 5 - How reliable are our components? … and our system? ... where gather data to create information - remembering that we need to understand how confident we are in the outcomes.
Module 6 - How do we keep our things working? ... where we make sure our 'thing' is easy to maintain, manufactured or coded in a way that minimizes defects, and helps inform how much support it needs. And then go do it!
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We have some more stuff for you below. You can use this course description if you need to show your HR department some more detail.