Branch Details

Quality, Reliability and Safety

Original title in Czech: Kvalita, spolehlivost a bezpečnostFSIAbbreviation: M-KSBAcad. year: 2018/2019

Programme: Mechanical Engineering

Length of Study: 2 years

Accredited from: Accredited until: 31.12.2020


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.


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
XAP-KApplied Statistics and Design of Experimentscs4CompulsoryCr,ExK - 13 / S - 26yes
XEV-KEuropean Law and Market Supervisoncs4CompulsoryExK - 9 / S - 17yes
GRI-KQuality Managementcs4CompulsoryCr,ExK - 13 / S - 26yes
GMR-KRisk Management in Production Machinescs4CompulsoryCr,ExK - 13 / S - 26yes
GPN-KProject Managementcs4CompulsoryGCrK - 13 / S - 26yes
XS1-KReliability 1cs5CompulsoryCr,ExK - 17 / S - 35yes
XTM-KMotivation Toolscs5CompulsoryGCrK - 17 / S - 35yes
A5KEnglish 5 for Combined Type of Studyen0Compulsory-optionalCrK - 13 / S - 13language (full year)yes
N5KGerman B1 for Combined Type of Studyde0Compulsory-optionalCr,ExK - 13 / S - 13language (full year)no
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
XAK-KQuality System Auditscs3CompulsoryGCrK - 13 / S - 26yes
XMT-KMeasurement Techniquecs5CompulsoryGCrK - 9 / L - 9 / S - 34yes
XMF-KPhysics of Metrologycs5CompulsoryCr,ExK - 9 / L - 9 / S - 34yes
XAM-KAdvanced Methods of Risk Managementcs4CompulsoryCr,ExK - 17 / S - 35yes
XS2-KReliability 2cs3CompulsoryCr,ExK - 13 / S - 26yes
XRP-KStatistical Process Controlcs5CompulsoryCr,ExK - 17 / S - 35yes
XT1-KTechnical Diagnostics Ics5CompulsoryCr,ExK - 9 / L - 4 / S - 26yes
A6KEnglish 6 for Combined Type of Studyen0Compulsory-optionalCr,ExK - 13 / S - 13language (full year)yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
GA0-KAnalysis of Machine-part Failurescs5CompulsoryExK - 9 / S - 17yes
XES-KEcology in Engineeringcs5CompulsoryGCrK - 17 / S - 35yes
5EM-KEconomics and Business Managementcs4CompulsoryGCrK - 9 / S - 17yes
XFB-KFunctional Safetycs6CompulsoryCr,ExK - 17 / S - 35yes
XBA-KAdvanced Methods of Safety Analysiscs4CompulsoryGCrK - 9 / S - 17yes
XPT-KPractical Metrologycs5CompulsoryCr,ExK - 9 / L - 9 / S - 34yes
XT2-KTechnical Diagnostics IIcs7CompulsoryCr,ExK - 13 / L - 9 / S - 43yes
XZK-KTestingcs4CompulsoryGCrK - 9 / S - 17yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
XD7-KDiploma Project (M-KSB)cs6CompulsoryCrVD - 156yes
XMS-KMaintenance Quality/Reliability Managementcs5CompulsoryCr,ExK - 13 / S - 26yes
XTD-KMethods and Equipment for Technical Diagnosticcs4CompulsoryGCrK - 4 / L - 9 / S - 26yes
XD8-KDiploma Seminar (M-KSB)cs2CompulsoryCrK - 9 / S - 17yes
XMI-KSafety Managementcs3Compulsory-optionalGCrK - 9 / S - 171no
GTE-KTechnical-law Problemscs3Compulsory-optionalGCrK - 9 / S - 171yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. courses Courses
language (full year) 1 A5K, N5K, A6K
1 1 XMI-K, GTE-K