Reliability Engineering

SPRING 2019 & FALL 2019 APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2018.  Please visit our Admissions Criteria page for more information.

UPON APPLYING, PLEASE SELECT “ENGINEERING – ONLINE” AS THE MAJOR.  THEREAFTER, PLEASE SELECT SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AS THE SPECIALIZATION, IN YOUR STATEMENT OF PURPOSE PLEASE DESIGNATE YOUR INTENT TO APPLY FOR RELIABILITY ENGINEERING.

Students who wish to take courses prior to being admitted may take up to two courses max and enroll through UCLA Extension.  Please visit our UNEX page for enrollment instructions.

Degree: Master of Science in Engineering with a Certificate of Specialization in Reliability Engineering

Area Director: Professor Ali Mosleh

Program Description: The UCLA Reliability Engineering graduate program is designed with a fresh perspective that addresses the current needs of the industry for ensuring reliability of engineered products and services, but also anticipates future needs and pushes frontiers into the realms of machine learning, advanced prognostics and health monitoring, and advanced methods to tackle reliability of complex Cyber-Physical-Human (CPH) systems.

Degree Requirements:

  • At least nine courses are required (36 Units)
  • A minimum of (5) graduate level courses are required (excluding ENGR 299 Capstone Project course)
  • (5) core courses in Reliability Engineering
  • (4) electives
  • Meet Comprehensive Exam Requirement (please see requirements below)

CORE COURSES (course titles pending)

  • Reliability Engineering Fundamentals
  • Failure Mechanisms Fundamentals
  • Risk Analysis for Engineers and Scientists
  • Systems Prognostics and Health Management
  • Advanced Methods for Reliability Analysis

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES:

  • Engineering Mathematics and Statistics
  • Probabilistic Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems
  • Data Analytics for Reliability Applications
  • Design for Reliability and Resilience
  • Human Reliability
  • Structural Reliability
  • Software Reliability
  • Reliability Engineering Management
  • Introduction to Systems Engineering
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering

 

Students can meet the Comprehensive Exam Requirement in two ways:

Choose (1 option below)

Option 1:

Take and Pass ENGR 299 Capstone Project course.

Option 2:

Take and pass three written exams for three different graduate level courses within the student’s area of specialization. The written exams are held concurrently with the final exam of the graduate level courses. Students may select which exams they would like to count towards the Comprehensive Exam requirement.

Thesis Plan

NONE

Time-to-Degree

Students are expected to complete the degree within two academic years and one quarter, including two summer sessions.  The maximum time allowed in this program is three academic years (nine quarters), excluding summer sessions.