Course detail

Reliability and Quality

FEKT-MKC-SAJAcad. year: 2023/2024

The main goal of course deals with takes part in the issues of reliability of systems with independent and dependent elements and using statistical methods in reliability. The students will also learn processes of back-up, reliability management methods, breakdowns preventions and fault-tolerant systems creating. In addition, the course deals with the implementation of quality systems in electrical engineering and problems of quality assurance approaches.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

upto 20 points from seminars (student will receive these points by the individual work in the field of quality and its presentation).
upto 80 pointsfrom written examination.
The test focuses into the issues of quality and reliability discussed in lectures and seminars.

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


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with approaches to quality assurance and reliability of products and services.
The student is able to:
- define the basic concepts of quality and reliability,
- explain the basic problems of reliability,
- explain the construction of the quality system in the company,
- describe the basic tools of quality,
- explain the issue of quality system certification, product certification,
- controls the calculation of the basic indicators of reliability.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Hlavička: Diagnostika a spolehlivost, ČVUT (CS)
Bednařík a kol.: Technika spolehlivosti v elektronické praxi (CS)
Douglas C. Montgomery; Statistical Quality Control 7th Edition; Wiley; 2012 (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MKC-TIT Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MKC-EVM Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Reliability of systems with dependence and independence elements.
Markov's processes. Markov's reliability models.
Static reserve, system TMR, NMR.
Dynamic reserve, duplex and biduplex system.Hzbrid reserve.
Models of failures, tree of failures.
Methods of reliability control.
Preceding of failures.Introduction of quality system in electrotechnical production.
Example of reliability propose of system.
Long-term reliability tests, theit objectives and conditions.
Accelerated reliability tests, advantages and disadvantages, usability.
Economy of reliability.
Reliation between quality and reliability of products.
Evaluation quality in CR.

Exercise in computer lab

20 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Mathematical statistics in reliability.
More complicated reliability models.(4 hours)
Markov's models.
Failures models.
Long-term tests.
Schortened tests.
Reliability tests. Summary. (4 hours)

Laboratory exercise

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Shortened reliability tests.(4hours)