Course syllabus - Safety Critical Systems Engineering, 7.5 credits
Autumn semester 2015
A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements).
School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Course literature is preliminary up to 8 weeks before course start. Course literature can be valid over several semesters.
The literature consists of research papers and other web-based material
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Akademin för innovation, design och teknik,
The purpose of the course is to provide the students with knowledge of working with system development of safety-critical applications, as well as development according to a safety standard.
After the course, the student will be able to:
1. Apply fundamental methods for hazard analysis.
2. Apply safety standards for development of safety-critical systems.
3. Create a safety case.
4. Compare and contrast his/her work with respect to state of the art concerning safety case structuring.
Introduction and overview of development of safety critical systems, including fundamental dependability concepts. Processes for development of safety critical systems, including certification. Analysis techniques for risk and dependability. Building safety cases, and industrial examples of safety critical systems development.
Lectures, supervised project work.
At least 120 ECTS credits where at least 20 ECTS credits computer science and 7,5 ECTS credits software engineering or corresponding. In addition Swedish course B/Swedish course 3 and English course A/English course 6 are required. For courses given entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish course B/Swedish course 3.
Project (PRO1), 3.5 ECTS credits, marks Fail (U), 3, 4 or 5, (covers learning objective 1-4)
Examination (TEN1), 4 ECTS credits, marks Fail (U), 3, 4 or 5, (covers learning objective 1, 2 and 3)
A student who has a certificate from MDH regarding a disability has the opportunity to submit a request for supportive measures during written examinations or other forms of examination, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for Examinations at First-cycle and Second-cycle Level at Mälardalen University (2016/0601). It is the examiner who takes decisions on any supportive measures, based on what kind of certificate is issued, and in that case which measures are to be applied.
Suspicions of attempting to deceive in examinations (cheating) are reported to the Vice-Chancellor, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, and are examined by the University’s Disciplinary Board. If the Disciplinary Board considers the student to be guilty of a disciplinary offence, the Board will take a decision on disciplinary action, which will be a warning or suspension.Study guide
Grading scale: 5, 4, 3
Interim provision and other journals
The course completely overlaps with DVA321 Safety Critical Systems Engineering, 7,5 ECTS credits.
The course can be included in the technology field for dependable systems.