Functional
Safety Design
in Automotive

Create your first functional safety concept and technical safety concept for a modern car.

The goal of the course is to give practical directions on how to design safety functions within safety-related systems in modern vehicles, with regard to system design and best practices. Central concepts are exercised to prevent and tolerate faults in the system domain and prepare a foundation to hardware and software domains. The focus is on understanding the applicability and limits of methods (formal and non-formal), with emphasis on functional safety. Examples will be used to explain how specific methods can be applied and implemented in order to fulfill safety requirements in practical vehicle subsystems. Finally, the course will examine how the formal model checking principles can be applied in order to guarantee soundness and correctness of the technical safety concept and to avoid any of the safety pitfalls.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Devise a Technical Safety Concept according to ISO26262.

  • Apply modeling methods to the technical safety concept and propose and implement safety-measures.

  • Perform safety analyses on the developed concept or design

  • Apply Formal Model Checking principles and understand pros and cons in contrast to non-formal methods.

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 Spring quarter (April - mid June).

Prerequisites: Students should have basic knowledge of system safety, functional safety and its application to automotive engineering in the scope of ISO 26262. At the very least, courses “NIT-FSBA-01: Systems, Functions and Safety” and "NIT-FSBA-05: Functional Safety Standards in Automotive" should have been completed beforehand, but also NIT-FSBA-02: Safety Analysis Methods, NIT-FSBA-03: Fault Tolerant Systems and NIT-FSBA-04: Managing Quality, Processes and Projects in Automotive, are highly recommended.

Next Step: To further practice and deepen the knowledge in automotive functional safety, consider taking the remaining 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-FSEA-01

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

Offered next: April 4th - May 6th 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.