Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)—also “failure modes”, plural, in many publications, It involves reviewing as many components, assemblies, and subsystems as possible to identify failures, and their causes and effects. For each component, the failure modes and their resulting effects on the rest of the system are recorded in a specific FMEA worksheet.

FMEA is an inductive reasoning (forward logic) single point of failure analysis

different types of FMEA analyses exist




core task in

Reliability engineering is a sub-discipline of systems engineering that emphasizes dependability in the lifecycle management of a product. Dependability, or reliability, describes the ability of a system or component to function under stated conditions for a specified period of time.

Safety engineering is an engineering discipline which assures that engineered systems provide acceptable levels of safety. It is strongly related to industrial engineering/systems engineering, and the subset system safety engineering. Safety engineering assures that a life-critical system behaves as needed, even when components fail.

Quality engineering is the discipline of engineering concerned with the principles and practice of product and service quality assurance and control.