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SAM610_1

Technical safety systems

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


Based on the broad definition on emergency preparedness: All technical, operational and organisational measures which prevent a dangerous situation that has occurred from developing into an accidental event, or which prevent or reduce the harmful effects of accidental events that have occurred, the study will concentrate on technological emergency response arrangements. Technical safety systems that are explisitly designed for safety purposes and technical safety in which safety is an integrated part are considered in the subject.

Learning outcome

Students shall after finished course be able to:
- evaluate design principles for technical safety systems
- analyse risk, vulnerability and emergency performance in relation to technical response arrangements
- create design solutions adapted to production and safety targets
- understand how to deal with complex interactions between systems, organisations and humans

Contents

Emphasis is put on protection of critical infrastructure in society which could be defined on all levels; micro, meso and macro levels. Design philosophy, engineering and system requirements, loads, performance of emergency response arrangements (for example reliability, effectiveness, vulnerability), emergency preparedness and response phases (monitoring, detection/alarm, combat, search and rescue, evacuation and normalisation/business continuity) and risk are all important aspects of how technical safety systems are constructed and operated. The interaction between humans, organisations and the technical safety systems, and the interactions between different systems will be emphasized. Deterministic and probabilistic design principles for engineering technical safety systems are important for the project work. The project work will either consist of a critical assessment of existing or detailed designed systems, or the work will be oriented towards design of new systems. The students' backgrounds are important for choice of projects, and the course will enhance in depth studies of relevant technical safety systems.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Recommended previous knowledge

RIS520 Technical safety, SAM510 Risk based management
The teaching is based on basic knowledge in risk and vulnerability analysis, for example SAM 510 Risk based management, and bachelor within an engineering discipline. The teaching must be seen in conjunction with RIS520 Technical safety.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
1 article to be defended orally and 1 written exam1/14 hoursA - F
It is mandatory to attend the oral presentation of the article, and be present at the entire seminar (approved/not approved).
Article must be submitted and in accordance with requirements in order to take the written exam.
Article is 50% + written exam is 50 % of the final grade. Lecturer assigns the final grade.

Coursework requirements

It is mandatory to attend the oral presentation of the article, and be present at the entire seminar (approved/not approved).
Article must be submitted and in accordance with requirements in order to take the written exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Ove Njå
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

Seminars, projects, report writing

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Technical safety (MOS260_1) 10

Open to

 Master studies at the Faculty of Science andTechnology.

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion

Literature

Chosen parts of:
  • Leveson, N. (2011). Engineering a safer world: systems thinking applied to safety. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.
  • Relevant design codes
  • Students shall themselves search in scientific databases in order to obtain relevant literature for their specific project work (minimum three scientific works)
  • Compendium developed for each course


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 18.09.2019

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