Reliability Black Belt

Training number: Reliability_A02

Target group:

Engineers, technicians, specialists, managers and executives from the areas of development, testing, design, research, production and quality assurance who wish to deepen their reliability skill-set.

About the topic:

Effective reliability engineering is about knowledge engineering: knowing why you do what you do, knowing that you do it well, and always learning how to do it better.
The Reliability Black Belt® adds specialist tools that are key to deeper understanding of reliability and causes of failure.

Training procedure and goal:

The Reliability Black Belt® comprises the second module in the qualification as a Reliability Engineer. This module builds upon the structure provided by the Reliability Green Belt®. The Reliability Black Belt® adds specialized tools from the fields of Reliability Management, Root Cause Analysis, Design of Experiments, Durability Modeling, RAM/LCC and Software Quality; that allow development of greater understanding and improved decision-making.
The goal of this module is to train specialists who can independently solve complex problems and work on challenging issues in your organization. The Reliability Black Belt® is thus also able to professionally handle organizational and project-specific interfaces (e.g. Production, Sales and Purchasing).

Training content:

  • Reliability Management
    Reliability process | Reliability targets – system view/component view | Reliability monitoring | Reliability growth management
  • Repairable Systems and RAM/LCC
    Availability and maintenance | Modeling and simulation of system parameters | Composition and optimization of maintenance plans | RAM/LCC
  • Life-stress Models - Physics of Failure
    Degradation modeling | Monte-Carlo simulation | Life-stress models of various technologies | Multi-parameter damage accumulation
  • Design of Experiments DoE
    Fractional and full factorial experimental designs | Test for non-linearity | Main effects and interactions | Robust design - increasing the robustness of a design by consideration of non-linearities and interactions | Setting up of system behavior models from empirical data
  • Root Cause Analysis
    Simple questioning techniques | Families of variation | Multi-vari-analysis | Concentration chart | Paired comparisons | Process search | Components search | Variables search | Validation techniques
  • Reliability of Electronics and Software
    Reliability validation of electronic components and systems | Quality and reliability of software-intensive systems | Dimensions of software quality | Capability of software development process


Participation in the Reliability Green Belt® training

Software requirements:

Each participant must have a laptop with the following software: Microsoft Excel, Adobe Reader and Minitab (Version R15 or above). A demo version of the software Minitab can be downloaded from

Examination / certification:

The training will end in all cases with a certificate of participation. Furthermore, participants may elect to take a written examination for a certified Reliability Black Bel at the end of the course. The certificate will be awarded by the University of Stuttgart and the Institute of Machine Components. The examination is in multiple choice form.

Training duration:

5-day training:

  • Monday from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Thursday from 08:15 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
  • Friday from 08:15 a.m. to 01:30 p.m.


  • Friday from 01:30 p.m. to 03:30 p.m.

Scope of services:

  • Training documents in paper form
  • Training documents as pdf document
  • Certificate of participation
  • Catering during the training
  • Evening event


Open / Public – US$2500 per student, 5-days, with optional exam US$200 on final day.


We also offer all our seminars and trainings as an in-house event.


Should you so wish, we can put together a time and content tailored coaching concept for you after completion of the training.

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Upcoming Dates

March 25th to 29th, 2019
Savannah, GA


Reliability Engineering Academy - Nobelstraße 15 - D-70569 Stuttgart - Phone +49 711-62 00 80 99 - Fax +49 711-62 00 80 93