16.863 System Safety Concepts


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Covers important concepts and techniques in designing and operating safety-critical systems. Topics include the nature of risk, formal accident and human error models, causes of accidents, fundamental concepts of system safety engineering, system and software hazard analysis, designing for safety, fault tolerance, safety issues in the design of human-machine interaction, verification of safety, creating a safety culture, and management of safety-critical projects. Includes a class project involving the high-level system design and analysis of a safety-critical system.

This class has no prerequisites.

16.863 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by N. G. Leveson.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays in 24-121.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the System Safety site.

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