Notation; Abbreviations. Introduction to Quality and Reliability Engineering: Statement of the Problem; The Costs of Quality; How and Why Products Fail; Risk as a Basis for Design; Designing for Quality; Designing for Reliability; Summary. Designing Capable Components and Assemblies: Manufacturing Capability; Component Manufacturing Variability Risks Analysis; Assembly Capability; Component Assembly Variability Risks Analysis; The Effects of Nonconformance; Objectives, Application and Guidance for an Analysis; Case Studies; Summary. Designing Capable Assembly Stacks: Introduction; Background; Tolerance Stack Models; A Methodology for Assembly Stack Analysis; Application Issues; Case Study - Revisiting the Solenoid Design; Summary. Designing Reliable Products: Deterministic Versus Probabalistic Design; Statistical Methods for Probabalistic Design; Variables in Probabalistic Design; Stress-Strength Interference (SSI) Analysis; Elements of Stress Analysis and Failure Theory; Setting Reliability Targets; Application Issues; Case Studies; Summary. Effective Product Development: Introduction; Product Development Models; Tools & Techniques in Product Development; Supporting Issues in Effective Product Development; Summary. References; Bibliography; Appendices.