to ISO 26262

Understand the basics of functional safety for passenger vehicles required by the ISO 26262.

Automotive industry is facing a paradigm shift, by introducing software-define functions, applications and modules. Aspects of safety in such systems are of paramount importance, since there are people involved. This course covers basics of functional safety, including concepts and a common standard in automotive. Participants would be briefly introduced on how to design safe architectures, and what safety and compliance means to software design.

Course topics:

  • Introduction to functional safety

  • Functional safety concepts: fail-safe, fault-tolerant, fail-operational system design

  • ISO26262 and its application in next generation vehicles

  • Safety management and related processes

  • Introduction to hazard and risk analysis

  • Safety concept in risk analysis

  • Technical safety concept and system design

  • Hardware development vs safety

  • Software development vs safety

  • Safety decomposition and examples

  • Safety design exercises

Hardware (required): Computer with Internet connection, working speakers and microphone.

Software: Chrome browser.

Course Typically Offered: Live Online in Fall quarter (mid June - August), Winter quarter (mid January - March), Spring quarter (April - mid June) or Summer quarter (mid June - August).

Prerequisites: Students should have basic engineering knowledge gained from either industry experience or appropriate level of undergraduate studies (ideally in electronics, mechanical or software engineering). Ideally, students have completed the course NIT-AU-01: Next-Generation Vehicles and Architectures. It would be also beneficial if the students are introduced to system safety beforehand by completing the course NIT-FSBA-01: Systems, Functions and Safety.

Next Step: To further practice and deepen the knowledge in automotive engineering, consider taking the remaining courses from the Automotive Engineering catalog (NIT-AU-XX) and Functional Safety catalog (NIT-FSXX-XX).

Course Number: NIT-AU-05

Duration: 2.00 units (~20 live teaching hours, ~40 hours of individual practice and preparation work)

Offered next: TBA (call for price)

Class type: Live Online Intensive (according to the schedule published at the beginning of the course, approximately 3x2 live classes per week)

Instructor: To be announced

How to join: Google Meet (link will be available upon enrollment ), NIT Canvas

How to apply: Please apply by filling up the form here and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Customized schedule for your company or team (call for price)

Class type: Live Online (Regular or Intensive), Live Bootcamp (Company premises)

Instructor: To be announced

For groups and organizations: please contact us directly to arrange this course according to your scheduling, needs and participant lists - via the contact form here.