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Computer System Reliability and Diagnostics DR3-01

ECTS 7 | P 45 | A 15 | L 15 | K 0 | ISVU 62303 149791 | Academic year: 2020./2021.

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Course lecturers

MATIĆ TOMISLAV (ml.), Lecturer
OMRČEN LUKA, Associate


Introduce students to theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of reliability and diagnostics of electronic components, digital circuits, computers and systems.

Conditions for enrollment

The necessary requirements to enrol in the second year of the studies.

Course description

Introduction and historical development in the field. Faults, malfunctions and errors of computer systems: causes and types of malfunctions. Models of malfunctions according to application and distribution of failures. Basic parameters and features of reliability, availability and system maintenance features. Reliability of components, assemblies and systems. Increasing reliability. Reduction and methods to avoid malfunctions. Fault detection procedures, self-diagnostic systems. Reliability of software support and models. Methods of specification and evaluation of computer systems, verification and validation.

Student requirements

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Monitoring of students

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Obligatory literature

1. 1 Kapur K.C; Pecht, M. Reliability Engineering John Wiley, 2014.

2. 2 Pezzé; M; Young, M. Software Testing and Analysis: Process, Principles, and Techniques John Wiley & Sons, 2008

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Recommended additional literature

1. 1 B. W. Johnson Design and Analysis of Fault-Tolerant Digital System Addison-Wesley, Reading, 1989.

2. 2 A. C. Brombacher Reliability by Design, CAE Techniques for Electronic Components and Systems John Wiley&Sons, 1992.

3. 3 H. Pham, ed. Handbook of Reliability Engineering Springer, 2003.

4. 4 D. Siewiorek, E. Swarz The Theory and Practice of Reliable System Design Digital Press, 1982.

5. 5 M. A. Breuer, A. D. Friedman Diagnosis & Reliable Design of Digital Systems Computer Science Press, 1989.

6. 6 P. P. O Connor, A. Kleyner Practical Reliability Engineering Wiley, 2012.

Course assessment

Conducting university questionnaires on teachers (student-teacher relationship, transparency of assessment criteria, motivation for teaching, teaching clarity, etc.). Conducting Faculty surveys on courses (upon passing the exam, student self-assessment of the adopted learning outcomes and student workload in relation to the number of ECTS credits allocated to activities and courses as a whole).

Overview of course assesment

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. explain concepts in the area of reliability of computer systems

2. analyse and explain reliability models and confidence-building methods

3. explain and evaluate system reliability parameters

4. interpret and explain the obtained reliability and hardware support parameters

5. develop and apply relay reliability models in Relex program support

6. develop and apply reliability models of software support

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