Reliability Green Belt

Training number: Reliability_A01

Program management:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Bertsche
  • Dr.-Ing. Tillmann Hitziger

Target group:

Engineers, technicians, specialists and executives from the areas of development, testing, design, research, production, quality assurance and management

About the topic:

The reliability and service life of products and facilities represent vital competition factors in this day and age. Dependable products increase customer satisfaction on the one hand, and reduce accruing guarantee and concession expenses. It is becoming increasingly important for many manufacturers in the capital goods sector to predict and reduce the life-cycle costs of their facilities and products. A methodical planning and safeguarding of the product reliability, availability and service life are necessary to meet these challenges in the face of the complexity of today’s systems.

Training procedure and goal:

The Reliability Green Belt® comprises the first of three modules in the qualification as a Reliability Engineer. In this module, the most important qualitative and quantitative methods of reliability engineering are imparted. The Green Belt training is deliberately structured to teach the participant when, how, and why the individual methods can be applied in the product development process. The essential reliability activities can thus be independently implemented and integrated in a company’s organization by its own employees.

Training content:

  • Introduction
    Introduction to reliability engineering | Reliability in the product development process | Norms and standards
  • Mathematical Description of Reliability
    Basic concepts of statistics and probability theory | Weibull distribution | Failure probability | Density function | Failure rate | Reliability | Order statistics and their distribution | Confidence interval | Estimation of distribution parameters | Regression analysis | Maximum likelihood estimation
  • System and Component Reliability
    Boolean system model | Quantitative fault tree analysis | System reliability evaluation and optimization
  • Data Analysis I (Complete Data)
    Median rank method | Weibull analysis | Two-parameter and three-parameter Weibull distribution | Acceleration factors
  • Data Analysis II (Censored Data)
    Type I and type II censoring | Multiple censoring | Weibull analysis based on censored data | Sudden-death testing | Johnson method | Mileage distribution | Numerous interpretation exercises
  • Reliability Test Planning
    Test planning based on the binomial approach | Weibayes | Integration of prior knowledge | Step-stress method | Accelerated life testing | Highly accelerated life testing (HALT)
  • Lifetime Calculation
    Load spectra | Damage models | Damage accumulation
  • Qualitative Methods of System(Risk)Analysis
    Failure mode and effects analysis FME(C)A | Fault tree analysis FTA | Hazard and operability study HAZOP | Design review based on failure mode DRBFM


There are no prerequisites for this topic.

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 The software Minitab and Adobe Reader can also be installed during the training, but you should be aware that you need Admin-rights for your Laptop.

Please note: For your in-house event you can choose between the software Minitab, Weibull++ and Visual-XSel.

Examination / certification:

The training will end in all cases with a certificate of participation. Furthermore, there is the possibility to take a written examination for a certified Reliability Green Belt® 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 05:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Thursday from 08:15 a.m. to 05:15 p.m.
  • Friday from 08:15 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.


  • Friday from 01:00 p.m. to 03:00 p.m.

Training fee:

The training fee is 2,700.00 EUR excl. VAT.

Scope of services:

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

Examination fee / certification:

The fee for the optional examination and certification is 150.00 EUR excl. VAT.


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.

Here is all the information regarding the training as a PDF download.

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Dates - English Language

11.09.2017 - 15.09.2017

Dates - German Language

13.03.2017 - 17.03.2017 - booked out
19.06.2017 - 23.06.2017
18.09.2017 - 22.09.2017
20.11.2017 - 24.11.2017


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