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Course module: 201700042
Safety by Design for Products, Equipment and Systems
Course info
Course module201700042
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. M. Rajabali Nejad
Lecturer L.A.M. van Dongen
Contactperson for the course
dr. M. Rajabali Nejad
dr. M. Rajabali Nejad
Academic year2018
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After this course, the student
  • understands the scope of safety challenges through the entire life-cycle
  • finds an overview of the available directives, regulations and standards in Europe/ worldwide for addressing the safety challenges
  • learns about the process and responsibilities for CE certificate
  • is able to apply the system level safety requirements to subsystems
  • is able to apply the safety toolbox offered in the course
  • practices to zoom in and zoom out for safety, looks into safety of parts and safety as a whole
  • learns about the relation between safety, reliability and maintenance
  • learns about safety management systems
  • practice to trade-off in a real-world project
  • practices to view differently: foresee possible misuse
  • practices to minimize the risk and ease responsibility
The master course “Safety by Design” offers you real-world cases to practice design of safe products, equipment or systems and supports your practice by offering relevant knowledge, platforms and expert feedback. The cases present complex and multidisciplinary projects that demand for compromises and tradeoffs in order to satisfy industrial needs in the course of project lifecycle. A tradeoff example is keeping the balance among safety, security, reliability, availability, maintenance and other desired performances.
The course highlights the scope and consequences of safety challenges by providing examples. It prescribes proactive actions by for example forming the cultural and technical aspects. It offers tools and methods for identification of safety requirements by exploration of problem and solution domains.
Thanks to NEN (NEderlandse Norm) for supporting the course and providing access to relevant international standards for students, this master course helps you reaching the benchmarks indicated by European Directives and provides you a unique opportunity to practice relevant international standards in the course of design process. These are requisites for achieving a CE certificate.
The course supports the design process by using the system safety frame work of DoD and by referring to selected hazard analysis techniques and model driven risk analysis. Furthermore, functional safety and safety management systems are discussed as approaches to reduce uncertainty in the course of design and operation.
 In brief, the course aims to shed light on the broadness of challenge and the state of the art tools for achieving safer products and systems.
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Course material
Nicholas J. Bahr, System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment, A Practical Approach, 2015, CRC Publishing
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
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Project unsupervised

Assignment(s) and presentation

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