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Fault Tree Construction in Reliability Engineering

COURSE NO: E04-020
Fault Tree Construction in Reliability Engineering
Note: New York Professional Engineers: This course does not qualify for PDH credit in New York State only. For complete information, please visit the website of the NY State Licensing Board.
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses fault tree construction. Symbols used in the construction are discussed, the logical top-down method of construction is explained and limitations of the approach are presented. The course ends with an example fault tree construction. Fault tree analysis is one of the widely used methods of system reliability analysis.


This 4 PDH online course is intended for electrical, mechanical or systems engineers interested in gaining an understanding of fault tree construction in reliability engineering.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Using a variety of gates to logically present how component level failures propagate up to the top event (system level failure)
  • Learning about the different types of component level failures
  • Modeling external events and common cause failures in fault trees
  • Understanding the limitations of fault tree analysis
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Fault Tree Construction in Reliability Engineering".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Fault Tree Construction in Reliability Engineering (2.5 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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