Accession Number : ADA258260


Title :   Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability (RMS) Education in Engineering Schools


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Hurst, Gregory T ; Kinter, Barry N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258260.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 125


Abstract : The purpose of this research is to show how engineering schools, as a whole, perceive the role of reliability, maintainability, and supportability in the engineering field. This includes the degree to which these concepts are included in their curricula, whether industry recruiters look for reliability, maintainability, and supportability training when they visit college campuses and to what degree college faculties are teaching reliability, maintainability, and supportability. This is done through research of existing literature and the analysis of data from a survey completed by engineering schools. General analyses are presented of the overall responses and detailed analysis of contrasts and similarities between the responses from private and public institutions are presented. Based upon the knowledge gained in conducting this research, conclusions on the state of RMS education in engineering institutions are forwarded. Reliability, Maintainability, Supportability, RMS, Engineering education, Total quality management.


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , *MAINTAINABILITY , *RELIABILITY , *ENGINEERING , CONTRAST , INDUSTRIES , RESPONSE , RECRUITERS , UNIVERSITIES , SURVEYS , QUALITY , TRAINING , MANAGEMENT , SCHOOLS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE