Systems Safety Engineering

Course #SE4101

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course introduces the concepts and techniques of systems safety in relation to the design process. Foundational concepts of system safety engineering are presented. Risk is discussed as the medium for quantifying many systems' safety metrics. As a result, students will model accident scenarios to quantify the probability and consequence of the accident. Introduction to specific methods will cover the Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes (STAMP), System Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA), and the hazard analyses in the system safety military standard (i.e., MIL-STD-882E)).


  • OS3180

Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to trace the propagation of accidents.
  • The student will be able to perform an objective causal analysis of an accidents including the identification, analysis, and resolution of a hazard.
  • The student will be able to apply the concepts of risk analysis and communicate the results.
  • The student will be familiar with common standards and system requirements that are often found in Department of Defense system safety.
Offerings database access
Asset Publisher

Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

Asset Publisher

Academic Calendar

No upcoming events.