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Course Name Product Safety, Security, Compliance and Reliability  
Course Code 19ECE476
Program B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Credits 1
Year Taught 2022


Product Safety – Need for Product Safety; Examples – Automotive; Airline; Biomedical; Organisations – EN / ISO / IEC / BIS; Safety Education; Voltage Faults – Surge and Ringing, Polarity Reversal; Current Fault – Short Circuit, Inrush, Reverse; Thermal – Over-temperature, Thermal Protection; Automotive and Biomedical Standards; ISO 26262

Product Security – Need for Product Security – Automotive and Biomedical Devices; Examples; ISO/IEC 80001; ISO/IEC 27032:2012; IEC 62304:2006

Product Compliance and Certification – Regulatory compliance – Product-specific; Substance Regulations (RoHS); Documentation; Labeling and Testing; Voluntary (Industry) Compliance – Industry-specific; Technical documentation; EU Declaration of Conformity; Usage Instructions; Traceability; IATF 16949:2016; ISO 9000; ISO 14000; ASPICE; GDPR; IEC 60601-1; IEC 60601-1-11:2015; Process of Certification; ISO / IEC 17065 Conformity Assessment; ISO 17011; Certifying Bodies; Standards; Marking / Certificate; Accreditation Bodies; IAF, FCC / FDA / CE / BIS

Reliability Engineering – Functional Reliability; Typical causes of poor reliability; Quality vs Relaibility; Principles of Reliability; Types and Severity of Failures; Statistical Distribution Curves of Failures; Failure Mode and Effects Analysis; Mean Time Between Failures; Fault Tree Analysis

Textbooks/ References

  • National Safety Council and Product Safety Committee, Product safety management guidelines. Itasca, IL: The Council, 1997.
  • S. Brobeck, A. C. Averyt, J. Gillis, and Consumer Federation of America, The product safety book: the ultimate consumer guide to product hazards. New York: Dutton, 1983.
  • J. Doherty, Wireless and Mobile Device Security, 2nd ed. Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2021.
  • K. C. Kapur and M. Pecht, Reliability engineering. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014.

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the need for embedding product safety, security, compliance and reliability considerations as part of the design process
  • To obtain an overview of the different standards governing product safety, security, compliance and reliability

Course Outcomes:

  • CO1: Able to understand the need for product safety, security, compliance and reliability
  • CO2: Able to recognize some of the common faults in electronic products
  • CO3: Familiar with different standards associated with product safety, security, compliance and reliability
  • CO4: Familiar with different parameters for gauging product reliability

CO-PO Mapping

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Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Continuous Assessment** 50
Semester Examination 50

** Can be quizzes / Assignments

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