EVA: Complementary Modules 2019-20

Complementary modules organized by all institutions participating in the MSE.

Please note:

  • The number of inscriptions is typically restricted
  • Please consider the status field: only modules with "registration open" status can be booked
  • Module inscriptions have to be made via your advisor to the contact person as specified in the offering
Title: Safety and Dependability - Part 1
Short Code: EVA_SAD1
ECTS Credits: 4
Organizer Details: InES, IAMP

Each of three presentations by students is graded. Final grade is average of these three grades.

Decision Date: 12 September 2018 
Start Date: 14 February 2019 
End Date: 24 May 2019 
Date Details:

After input lectures the students, in groups, will be given an assignment based on a case study.



Description (max. 300 characters):

After input lectures the students, in groups, will be given an assignment based on a case study.

Theory/Assignment 1:

  • Introduction, Legal Framework, Concept of Functional Safety, PHA and Safety Requirements

Theory/Assignment 2:

  • Reliability Theory Basics, FTA, RBD and Markov Modeling

Theory/Assignment 3:

  • Reliability Prediction Basics, FMEA and FMEDA, Demonstration of SIL

Theory/Assignment 4:

  • Safety-Critical HW/SW Implementation
  • System Design Description and System Test Specifications
Contents and Learning Objectives:

The Student will be prepared to undertake safety and dependability related work in an industrial Environment.

The student will be able to refer to the legal Framework, EU legislation and international Standards pertaining to industrial safe and dependable systems.

The student will have used safety and dependable related requirements and specification techniques including: Safety Integrity Level assessment, Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Reliability Block Diagrams, Markov Modeling, FMEA, FMEDA.

The student will gain an insight into the project management techniques and HW/SW techniques necessary to implement a safe and dependable System.

Admission: None



None - The module is suitable for all engineering disciplines


Hans Dermot Doran, donn@zhaw.ch   +41 58 934 76 76

Contact Person E-Mail: donn@zhaw.ch
Status: registration open
Specialization: Business Engineering and Production (BEP)

Energy and Environment (EE)

Industrial Technologies (InT)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Civil Engineering & Building Technology (CEBT)


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