Reliability Engineering and Asset Maintenance Management (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule

8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.


“Reliability Engineering and Asset Maintenance Management” is a 2-day short course that covers basic concepts, methods, and tools for reliability engineering and asset maintenance management for engineering systems. The tools to be covered can be used to analyze the reliability of a component based on available data, evaluate system reliability, optimize reliability-based design, develop optimal maintenance programs using time-based or condition-based maintenance strategies, and determine the inventory management policies.


The participants will gain comprehensive knowledge of basic concepts, methods and tools in the area of reliability engineering and maintenance management. They will learn the topics of reliability concepts, component reliability analysis, system reliability analysis and design, time-based and condition-based maintenance policies, inventory management, and various techniques and tools. The participants will also learn these topics through multiple examples and case studies, and learn related software tools.

Target Audience

Anyone whose job is related to ensuring reliable operation of engineering facilities; Reliability engineers; Quality engineers; Maintenance engineers; Maintenance technicians; Project engineers; Production supervisors; Inventory control managers

After you attend this course/workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts in reliability engineering and maintenance management.
  • Organize reliability data collected in the field.
  • Analyze component reliability and evaluate system reliability.
  • Find optimal solutions to improve system reliability.
  • Determine optimal time-based and condition-based maintenance management policies.
  • Calcuate the inventory levels of spare parts to keep.
  • Learn software tools for reliability analysis and maintenance management.

Dr. Zhigang (Will) Tian

Dr. Zhigang (Will) Tian is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He has more than 10 years experience in teaching, research and development in the areas of engineering asset management, maintenance optimization and reliability engineering. He received the 2011 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. He is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Performability Engineering, and serve as Vice President for the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety Professionals Society (RAMSP). Dr. Tian taught a graduate level course on engineering maintenance management six times.

Dr. Tian has worked with many industry partners and government agencies on projects in the field of maintenance management, engineering assets management, and reliability engineering. These projects are in collaboration with companies from various industries, such as aerospace, manufacturing, renewable energy, biotechnology, etc.

Dr. Tian has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has co-authored a book titled "Reliability analysis and maintenance management for wind energy systems" (Springer, 2014), and has contributed 6 book chapters to several edited books.
Day 1
  • Introduction;
  • Reliability Concepts and Examples;
  • Lifetime Distributions for Component Reliability Analysis;
  • Reliability Data Analysis; Reliability Plotting; Parameter Estimation;
  • System Reliability Modeling;
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA);
  • Failure Mode And Effects Analysis (FMEA);
  • Optimal Reliability-Based System Design;
Day 2
  • Reliability software
  • Case studies 1
  • Maintenance Basics
  • Preventive Maintenance: Constant-Interval Policy
  • Preventive Maintenance: Age-Based Policy
  • Inspection Optimization
  • Spare Parts Management
  • Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
  • Maintenance Software
  • Engineering Asset Management
  • Case Studies 2

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

More Dates & Locations

This course is also offered at the following location(s):

  • Calgary, AB Thursday, August 27, 2020
    Best Western Village Park Inn
    1804 Crowchild Trail NW
    Calgary, AB
    T2M 3Y7

    Note: Please do not book travel and accommodation until you receive course confirmation.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : or click here  to submit an online request.

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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Seminars and Workshops offered within your organization anywhere in the world.

Offline Registration

To Register by fax, download and fill our registration form, then fax it to (888) 849-4871. Mail your cheque to our address.

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CEUs Certificate

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. A fee is required for all complimentary webinars.

On-Site Training

This course can be customized and delivered on-site at your facility.

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