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Reliability Engineering Certification Program

Learn Reliability Engineering Essentials at KU in Overland Park

Reliability Engineering Excellence

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • February 27 through March 1, 2018 • BEST Building • Overland Park, Kan.


**This course is part of the KU Reliability Engineering Certification program, but can be taken by anyone interested in preserving asset reliability and managing risk.

Learn how a Reliability Engineer (RE) drives the value assets can deliver by overseeing equipment life cycle performance from concept through disposal. In Reliability Engineering Excellence, REs learn to build a business case for reliability, design reliability into a system or process before it’s built, identify operating risks and solve problems in all areas of asset management. Life Cycle Institute reliability experts facilitate class activities around system reliability modeling, ISO 55000-based assessment questions and how to use leading and lagging indicators to manage a reliability program. Class participants examine the major components of an asset management plan, justify a capital project and discuss asset data management concerns.

By the end of this course you will be equipped to build and sustain a strategic Reliability Engineering program to achieve your organization’s reliability goals. Special emphasis will be placed on designing for reliability, life cycle asset management, life cycle costing, reliability and statistical analysis, measuring reliability program improvements and building organizational support for reliability.

Download the KU Reliability Engineering Excellence Course Information PDF.

This course will cover all of the roles defined in the Institute for Asset Management (IAM) Competencies Framework - Policy Development, Strategy Development, Asset Management Planning, Implement Asset Management Plans, Asset Management Capability Development, Risk Management and Performance Improvement, and Asset Knowledge Management. Specific emphasis will be placed on policy, strategy, planning, and capability-building.

This program is designed to advance these IAM course objectives:

IAM Course Objective B1 – The Asset Management System
IAM Course Objective B3 – Effective Asset Management Strategies and Plans
IAM Course Objective B4 – Building an Asset Management Organization

Course Information

Course Objectives
  • Define how reliability impacts business performance
  • Describe the reliability engineer role and responsibilities
  • Define the main components of an asset information system
  • Use different reliability tools and models to examine reliability
  • Explain the components of an asset management plan
  • Describe how sustainability principles can be applied to asset management planning
  • Assess the efficacy of your organizational support structure for asset management and build a plan to address gaps
  • Assess internal asset management capabilities and develop a plan to address gaps
  • Explain how to hold external suppliers accountable for asset management capabilities
  • Create a business case to support reliability investment options
Who Should Attend

Ideal for those involved in asset reliability, capacity and predictive maintenance programs. Anyone responsible for decreasing repetitive failures and seeking investments to improve plant reliability, including reliability engineers, reliability technicians and reliability personnel.

Location & Lodging

University of Kansas Edwards Campus BEST Building
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

A campus map and directions are available here. Free parking is available to visitors and students. See the campus map to view the parking lots.

The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) airport is 37 miles (60 km) from the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. Ground transportation information can be found on the airport website, flykci.com. Quicksilver Airport Shuttle, SuperShuttle, and 5 Guys Transportation are reputable vendors serving Overland Park, Kansas.

We have a special agreement with the DoubleTree by Hilton, Kansas City–Overland Park for a special rate, which includes:

  • Govt. per diem rate of $106 per night
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet in their Trofi Restaurant

Click to book, or call 913-451-6100 or 800-222-8733 and inform the team member you would like to book under the E.P.A. special rate with either:

    a. Code = P88
    b. ID: 0560066665

Please visit the Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau website for a listing of other area hotels.

Registration & Fees

The course fee of $1,495 includes comprehensive active learning manual, morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch. All students completing a class will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Kansas awarding 2.1 CEUs.

General Policy Details

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

We encourage you to send a substitute if you cannot attend. A full refund of registration fees, less a $30 administrative fee will be available if requested in writing at kupce@ku.edu and received by February 13, 2018. No refunds will be made after that date. A $30 fee also will be charged for returned checks. (Please note that if you fail to cancel by the deadline and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.) KU Professional & Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel the course and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration. The liability of the University of Kansas is limited to the registration fee. The University of Kansas will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits.


Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.


Program Accessibility

We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please call 785-864-5823 or mark the space on the registration form, and a KU Professional and Continuing Education representative will contact you to discuss your needs. To ensure accommodation, please register at least two weeks before the start of the conference. See the nondiscrimination policy above.


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