Maria Popova recently wrote about the work of James T. Mangan and his book You Can Do Anything!, published in 1936. In particular Maria focused on one section titled “14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge”.
The article is about learning anything, which had me thinking about how to learn reliability engineering. So, without apology let’s explore 14 ways to learn about reliability engineering.
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Reliability engineering is a broad field and its practitioners must have the ability to constantly learn. There is no best way to master a subject. Using a combination of learning approaches will help you accelerate your mastery of the subject.
This course explores 14 ways to learn reliability engineering. This applies to learning about specific tools such as failure modes and effects analysis or highly accelerated life testing, as well as learning how to create a reliability program or assess a supplier’s reliability program.
Reliability engineering is an acquired set of skills and knowledge.
The combination of formal education, seminars, conferences, and other deliberate actions to acquire knowledge allows one to learn and apply the appropriate skills. Refining how learning occurs and identifying learning opportunities enable mastery in the field of reliability engineering. This course provides a starting point for your professional development planning and provides a few new ways to consider how to learn.