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This course aims to introduce you to the principles of system safety, including risk, basic terminology, and the main types of hazard and safety assessment techniques.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
This course is suitable for:
A basic understanding of system safety terminology and lifecycle via prior learning or industrial experience. If you are unsure about your previous experience, please email us with your details so we can assess your suitability for taking this course.
The course takes place over one week at the University of York. This week consists of a mixture of lectures and practicals, but we expect you to put in around 30 hours of private study.
Over the week, there will be a series of lectures and a number of case studies. The case studies give you the chance to work through an example to reinforce your learning from the lectures. This is also a chance to gain other insights from the experience and knowledge of other delegates. You will also be able to call on the experience and knowledge of our specialised teaching staff during these sessions.
The module ends with an assessed exercise, which you have the option of completing. It takes approximately 35 hours in addition to the scheduled teaching time and can be completed on or off site. All assessed exercises are open (so you won't take an exam in supervised conditions), and comprise a report, case study, or documented piece of software.
If you choose to take and pass your assessment, your results can count towards the completion of the MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering. Our MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering is an accredited course, recognised by both the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for the purposes of partial fulfilment of the educational requirement for CEng registration.
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Due to the Corvid-19 situation, teaching for the Autumn term will take place online with a combination of pre-recorded lectures and live exercises. The next FSSE instance will commence w/c 7th September 2020 and live exercises will take place w/c 14th September 2020.
Before booking, please read our Booking Conditions (PDF , 104kb).
If you have any queries, please contact Heather Taylor, our course administrator, or call 01904 325536.
A very good course, delivered well. The case studies were very good and gave us the opportunity to see how various safety methods/analysis are used in various situations.