Safety
Analysis
Methods

Find out how to figure out system safety issues by using various prescribed methods for the purpose.

The course gives an overview and classification of methods used to assess the safety of a system. Most common safety analysis methods are laid out and their workflows are described in detail. The course covers methods such as Preliminary Hazard List (PHL), Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis and its variants (FMEA/FMEDA/FMECA/Fu-FMEA), Functional Failure Analysis (FFA), Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA), etc. The course has a high practical dimension, with numerous examples including group work for course participants, which will conduct each method over a practical technical system of choice. The focus of the practical exercises would emphasize the automotive domain, with analysis tackling specifics of hardware and software components in a system safety decomposition, and the analysis would also tackle the key quantification (such as Safe Failure Fraction and Diagnostic Coverage).

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Know the most common safety analysis methods

  • Understand the background of safety analysis methods and the criteria for application of each one

  • Select appropriate method based on their purpose, advantages and disadvantages, including decision criteria and necessary input information

  • Further understanding of differences between the methods, their preconditions, and expected results for each one of them

  • Apply methods on simple examples or small projects and understand the principles of application

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

Software: Chrome browser.

Course Typically Offered: Live Online in Fall quarter (September - mid December) and Winter quarter (mid January - March) .

Prerequisites: Students should have basic engineering knowledge in either one of the following disciplines: electrical engineering, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering. Ideally, students shall have completed the course “NIT-FSBA-01: Systems, Functions and Safety”.

Next Step: To achieve full insight into system and functional safety basics, consider taking the course NIT-FSBA-03: Fault Tolerant Systems. To expand the knowledge of functional safety in the field of automotive, consider taking the courses NIT-FSBA-04: Managing Quality, Processes and Projects in Automotive and NIT-FSBA-05: Functional Safety Standards in Automotive.

Course Number: NIT-FSBA-02

Duration: 3.00 units (~30 live teaching hours, ~60 hours of individual practice and preparation work)

Offered next: October 11th - November 12th 2021 (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.