Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) | Introduction

Course Group: 
Reliability, Availability and Maintainability


The aim of this 2 day course is to introduce students to RAM management frameworks, particular in the way they relate to organisational goals and objectives. The key focus of this course is to understand how specific RAM activities support and enhance organisational performance. This focus includes concepts that allow organisational decision makers and managers to incorporate these activities in an informed manner into strategic programs. This course also covers approaches to measuring organisational RAM maturity, and how steps can be put in place to realise costed benefits for all RAM activities. The linkages between RAM and Systems Engineering will also be covered.

Students can further learn about the application of RAM Management activities in the subsequent RAM | Practitioners course. These courses combine to create the RAM | Management course.

Who Should Attend

Course Outline

Presenter Background

Dates & Registration

Duration: 2 days

Delivery mode: Classroom


Advertised: Canberra

In-house: All states and neighbouring countries, contact the  for more information. Recommended for groups of 10 or more.

What you will receive

Affiliated courses: RAM | Practitioners (3 days), RAM | Management (5 days), Introduction to Systems Engineering (3 days), Systems Engineering Practice (5 days)

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Anyone looking at implementing organisational RAM programs in support of existing business objectives and goals, including, but not limited to;

Business managers Project technical staff
Project managers Systems engineers
Capability development staff Hardware and software engineers




RAM Engineering Introduction

History and the 'value' of RAM | Benefits and relevance of RAM engineering | RAM engineering context and process

RAM Activities

Reliability modelling | RAM testing and confidence intervals | RAM requirements engineering | Design for Reliability (DFR) – reliability allocation | Introduction to Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) | RAM data management

RAM Organisational Considerations and Maturity




Dr. Jackson received his Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland’s Center of Risk and Reliability. He is currently the Acting Director of the Center of Reliabiltiy and Resilience Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has had an extensive career as a Senior Reliability Engineer in the Australian Defence Force, and is the Director of Acuitas Reliability Pty Ltd. He has supported many complex and material systems developed their reliability performance, and assisted in providing reliability management frameworks that support business outcomes. He has also led initiatives in complementary fields such as systems engineering and performance based management frameworks (PBMFs). He is currently investigating new research concepts that include machine learning informed reliability engineering, dynamic Bayesian belief networks (DBBNs) and organizational value decision making.

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