Säkerhetskritisk mjukvara

  • Högskolepoäng 6 hp
  • Studieort Ortsoberoende
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2020-08-31 - 2021-01-17 (deltid 25%)
  • Utbildningsnivå Avancerad nivå
  • Kurskod DVA465
  • Huvudområde Datavetenskap

The purpose is to give the students an overview of issues and methods for development and assurance of safety-critical software, including details of selected technologies, methods and tools.

About this course

Course modules:

  1. Introduction to functional safety; knowledge that give increased understanding of the relationship between Embedded systems / safety-critical system / accidents / complexity / development models (development lifecycle models) / certification / “the safety case”.
  2. Analysis and modelling methods; review of analysis and modelling techniques for the development of safety-critical systems.
  3. Verification and validation of safety critical software, methods and activities to perform verification and validation
  4. Architectures for safety critical systems. Safety as a design constraint

Learning outcomes

The student should after course completion be able to:

  • be well aware of key issues, tools and methods used for development of safety-critical software
  • be able to apply selected tools and methods for development and quality assurance of safety-critical software
  • have demonstrated ability to document the safety assurance work
  • have acquired an ability to adopt scientific advances within the area

Related industrial challenges addressed in the course

  • How to increase the knowledge and general enhancement of safety cultures in development of safety critical systems
  • How to clarifying the structure and scope of assurance activites in development of safety critical systems
  • How to increasing the knowledge of responsibilities, morals and ethics in development of safety critical systems
  • How to increase the competence and skills of personell to increase flexibility and qualification in role appointments for development of safety critical systems

Entry requirements

  • 120 credits of which at least 80 credits should be within Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent, and at least 18 months of documented work experience in software development or software related areas.
  • In addition, English course A/English course 6 is required.

You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc.

Course title in Swedish

Säkerhetskritisk mjukvara





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Application information

After submitting your electronic application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course you have applied for. In order to document your eligibility, you must provide your high school diploma and university transcript and proof of your English language proficiency.

Entry requirements

To meet the entry requirements for this course you need to have previous academic qualifications (university studies). You will find the specific entry requirements above.

No academic qualifications?

If you do not have the formal academic qualifications needed for a specific course, you can apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc. This is also known as a validation of prior learning.

Recognition of prior learning means the mapping out and assessment of an individual's competence and qualifications, regardless how, where or when they were acquired – in the formal education system or in some other way in Sweden or abroad, just recently or a long time ago.

If you think your knowledge and competences will qualify you for this course, you will need to upload th following with your application:

  • CV with description of your educational and professional background. Your CV must describe your knowledge and competences in relation to the entry requirements.
  • If you refer to work experience, you need to upload an Employers certificate.

If we need more information, we will contact you.


The courses are part of the Prompt project where MDH offers courses at master's level. The courses are given online without physical meetings and are flexible in time and space so that they can be combined with professional life.

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