Reliability Technology and its Mathematics
Risk Assessment Techniques
IEC 61508 Functional Safety Requirements
Course Instructor - David J Smith BSc, PhD, CEng, FIEE, FIQA, HonFSaRS, MIGasE (View Profile)
The course, which leads to the Certificate in Reliability and Functional Safety,
is accredited by The International Academy for Quality Certification and approved by
The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers for CPD. It is provided by Dr David J Smith
who has had over thirty years of experience in reliability and risk assessment and in-house
David has written and updates a range of textbooks and software packages on the above topics.
Reliability Maintainability & Risk 7th edition is now widely acknowledged as the standard work on
this subject. David continues to be an authority in his field and chairs the IGEM panel which produces
guidelines on safety related programmable systems. He is a Past President of the Safety and Reliability
The certificate is aimed at those requiring an in-depth knowledge of the subject, such that they may
become lead practitioners within an organization or embark on consultancy in the field. It is envisaged
that participants will already have a numerate professional qualification.
Study involves a combination of:
- 4 days formal teaching including supervised worked examples,
- 4 distance learning assignments supervised and assessed by Technis,
- A supervised project assignment with an approved mentor,
- Two, 2 hour examination papers - marking independently reviewed.
Award of the certificate is dependent upon 100% attendance, satisfactory assessment of all assignments,
the submission of a project report (4,000 words) and a pass in both the Reliability and Functional Safety
For a full prospectus please e-mail info@M2K.com.
M2K also offer an Intensive One Day Workshop: IEC 61508 for Safety Critical Systems.
Click HERE for further details.
M2K have practical experience of applying the IEC61508
standard, and can provide services ranging from provision of initial
advice, through setting up the framework of the methodology, to the
management of the complete IEC61508 process. Used effectively, IEC61508
can result in the reduction of protection system complexity, without
adding significantly to design time schedule and budgets.
Tuition and Fees
View details of FARADIP, M2K's reliability databank used for initial SIL calculations.