UCLA Extension

Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) | Practitioners


The aim of this 3 day course is to teach students how to undertake basic RAM analysis activities. This includes teaching basic mathematical and statistics theory. Key elements of the course include Reliability Demonstration Test (RDT) development, Reliability Growth Planning (RGP), RAM Assurance activities and a review of prevalent Failure Mechanisms. A simulated exercise that reinforces RAM engineering considerations will be applied to real-life materiel system development and assurance. The exercise will include ‘investigative’ RAM data analysis (such as that to inform a design team charged with improving RAM performance) and ‘assurance-based’ RAM data analysis (such as a test and evaluation regime imposed by a customer as a gate for acceptance). This exercise will include both individual and group components.

For more information, call (310) 825-3344 or email shortcourses@uclaextension.edu.

Course Materials

Lecture notes are distributed on the first day of the course. These notes are for participants only and are not otherwise available for sale or unauthorized distribution.

Coordinator and Lecturer

Chris Jackson, PhD, Research Staff, B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences, UCLA Engineering.

Dr. Jackson received his Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland’s Center of Risk and Reliability. He has an extensive career as a Senior Reliability Engineer in the Australian Defence Force, and is the Director of Acuitas Reliability Pty Ltd. He has supported many complex and material systems developed their reliability performance, and assisted in providing reliability management frameworks that support business outcomes. He has also led initiatives in complementary fields such as systems engineering and performance based management frameworks (PBMFs).

For more information contact the Short Course Program Office:
shortcourses@uclaextension.edu | (310) 825-3344 | fax (310) 206-2815