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Advanced System Safety Analysis

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of System Safety course focused on engineering aspects of the course.  The objective is to address advanced issues in system safety analysis and broaden the trainees' perspective on system safety issues.  Engineering methods addressed in the System Safety course are reviewed briefly and special advanced topics are addressed.  Additional methods for system safety analysis are addressed focusing on the application of these methods.

Objectives:  To provide an advanced level of knowledge of system safety analysis methods.

Who Should Attend:  Individuals who desire to gain a broad perspective of system safety analysis.

Course Outline

  1. Special Topics in FMEA / FMECA
  2. Special Topics in Fault Tree Analysis
  3. Common Cause Failure Analysis
  4. Event Tree Analysis
  5. Cause Consequence Analysis
  6. Hazard and Operability Analysis
  7. Special Topics in Decision Theory

Prerequisite:  Attendees should have completed the System Safety Course.

Course Duration:  4.5 Days

Tuition: $2050 (July 2016 - June 2017), $2500 (July 2017 - June 2018)

Dates Course No.
22 - 26 May 2017 ADVSS 17-1
11 - 15 June 2018 ADVSS 18-1

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