Functional
Safety Standards
in Automotive

Dive into the specifics of functional safety in automotive on the basis of ISO 26262.

The course participants are familiarized with the typical functional safety standards, their genesis, their role and their applicability in real-world projects. The course gives a foundation for understanding functional safety standards in general and their key concepts, including risk assessment matrices/graphs and safety integrity levels. The specific focus of the course is the automotive functional safety standard ISO 26262, which is examined in detail. ISO26262 philosophy, build-up and sequence are given. Focus is put on the explanation and interpretation of major parts of the ISO 26262. The lectures are accompanied by a running example with exercises, to highlight and support the application of important parts of this standard, including the practical system decomposition, safety functions definition, risk assessment and qualification of safety functions with the respected requirements in terms of Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASIL).

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Understand the different safety standards, their hierarchy, philosophy, and differences between application in process, machinery, and automotive industry.

  • Understand the lifecycle and mandatory processes of automotive ISO26262 standard: from management, through concept, system, hardware, and software level.

  • Define a functional item on a vehicle level.

  • Perform hazard assessment and risk analysis, establish an ASIL level for an item.

  • Understand and select appropriate work products while performing the tailoring of the ISO26262 lifecycle

  • Be able to select appropriate methods on System, Hardware and Software level

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

Software: Chrome browser.

Course Typically Offered: Live Online in Winter quarter (mid January - March) and Summer quarter (mid June - August).

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” and "NIT-FSBA-04: Managing Quality, Processes and Projects in Automotive",

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

Course Number: NIT-FSBA-05

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

This program has been developed in association with The University of California San Diego Extension, and is eligible for a UCSDX official certificate. Access the UCSDX version HERE.

Offered next: February 14th - March 18th 2022 (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.