Topic outline

  • According to the guidelines of School of ELEC the lectures during fall 2022 semester will be mainly organised "on site" in Otakaari 1 U6 KONECRANES - U149. Few lectures may be offered as pre-recorded videolectures or webinars.

    The intermediate exams are held in Maarintie 8, AS1 (R037/1018)

    Please note that all lectures will be 08.30-10.00 o'clock, but intermediate exams will start at 8.00!

    Preliminary schedule:

    6.9

    1. General presentation of the course

    The reliability of electronics- big picture  

    8.9

    1. Design for reliability I, The need for reliability, Life-cycle & life-time analyses.

    13.9

    1. Design for reliability II, Stress vs. Strength, Bathtub curve & Concurrent Engineering

    15.9

    1. Design for reliability III, FMEA Assignment I instructions

    20.9

    1. Reliability metrology, Branches of industry – special reliability characteristics I

    22.9

    1. Branches of industry – special reliability characteristics II, Environmental stresses

    27.9

    1st Intermediate Exam (Lectures 1-6)

    Maarintie 8, AS1

    29.9

    1. Accelerated testing – HALT (pre-recorded video lecture)

    4.10

    1. Accelerated testing – ALT; Case example from ABB (Combined loading conditions)

    6.10

    1. Screening (HASS, ESS, Burn-In), Introduction to environmental testing.

    11.10

    1. Classification of environmental conditions, Accelerated environmental testing: 85/85, THB

    13.10

    1. HAST, Corrosion in electronics & Corrosion tests, H3TRB & Corrosion testing; Case example from ABB. Assignment I DL

    18.10

    Exam week. No lecture

    20.10

    2nd Intermediate Exam (Lectures 7-11)

    Maarintie 8, AS1

    25.10

    1. Failure mechanisms in passive and active components Assignment II instructions

    27.10

    1. Electromigration

    1.11

    1. Electronic connectors

    3.11

    1. Electronic Packaging, Direct chip attachment methods- Die attach, Wire Bonding, TAB, FC

    8.11

    1. PWB materials, manufacturing, quality and reliability, A2 DL

    10.11

    1. Solder joint reliability I

    15.11

    1. Solder joint reliability II

    17.11

    Course recap

    22.11

    No lecture

    24.11

    3rd Intermediate Exam (Lectures 12-18)

    Maarintie 8, AS1

    29.11

    No lecture

    1.12

    Extra Intermediate exams / Full exam


    The course syllabus and more detailed (but still tentative) schedule are available in the "Materials" section.

    All official information, like the schedules and the instructions for the assignments and intermediate exams, will be sent via the "announcements" forum.


  • The results from the intermediate exams and assignments will be available here