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Doyenne Reliability

Engineering Program


Inaugural Class 2021-2023

A fellowship for Mozambican women with Bachelor's degrees in Engineering, meet our Doyennes

The Doyenne Reliability Engineering Program (DREP) is a post-graduate education & development program in Reliability Engineering, a subset of Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on technology and automation. These disciplines are currently in high demand in energy and other industries. 

The educational program is been administered by the University of Maryland (UMD), a prestigious American university with one of the few and top Reliability Engineering programs in the world.

Vetting &


Condensed Introductory

Vetting Course

Online Course Plan to Strengthen Prerequisite Skills

Education & Development

Scholarship Reward

Internship(s) with

Industry-Leading Companies

Post-Graduation Future 

Career Mentoring

Job Placement in Leadership Tracks


D.R.E.P. Lead Professor

Katrina Groth is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Groth is the associate director for research for UMD's Center for Risk and Reliability and the director of the Systems Risk and Reliability Analysis lab (SyRRA). Groth’s research focuses on engineering safer systems with an emphasis on energy and complex systems. Groth’s research has enhanced system safety, U.S. policy, and international regulations for applications including hydrogen fueling stations, natural gas pipelines and infrastructure, commercial aviation, and nuclear power. Prior to joining UMD, she served as Principal R&D Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, where she led multiple projects in probabilistic risk assessment, human reliability analysis and hydrogen safety. Groth has published over 20 journal papers, 70 conference papers and technical reports, 2 software packages, and holds 1 patent. She received her Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2009. She also holds an M.S. in Reliability Engineering and B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from UMD. Groth is also a trustee for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Throughout her career, Groth has been a dedicated mentor focused on increasing education and retention of women and minorities in engineering.


Eligibility Requirements

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Be a Mozambican Female

Have completed a Bachelors' Degree in Engineering (preferred) or similar disciplines

Be fluent in English

Have 2-7 years of work experience


Be driven to learn and excel in the field of Reliability Engineering

Be socially minded and eager to give back to their community

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