Taught course

Safety Critical Systems Engineering

Institution
University of York · Department of Computer Science
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

Typically you will have achieved a first degree in a numerate, technical discipline. This course is specifically directed at those with several years of industrial experience. If you do not have a first degree but instead have relevant industrial experience, your application will be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will provide you with the educational background required to become a leader in the field of safety critical systems engineering, whether you are currently a practising - or aspiring - professional in this area.

Products and services are taking on more authority over activities that have the capability to pose a risk to human lives. System safety professionals address a web of interlinked contributing factors to assess the safety of these products or services.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to become a practitioner in safety-critical systems engineering, or to enhance your existing practice, and to reflect on the implications of your work both for your current role and for society as a whole. Three strands of work will develop your skills: safety-critical system safety thinking, skills as a safety engineer and professionalism.

The course will ensure you are better equipped to make a contribution to your organisation. You will gain a thorough grounding and practical experience in the use of techniques for the development, operation and assurance of the safety characteristics of systems or services that have safety implications. We will explore the principles behind these techniques to ensure that sound safety engineering judgments can be made. You will investigate the latest research and focus on advanced practice in a number of areas.

The course employs the extensive research and industrial experience of the developers of the work packages you will address. It brings together safety professionals from many different domains (aerospace, military, automotive, railway, nuclear) to ensure your learning is as varied and as comprehensive as possible.

This course is also available as an MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering, or a PGCert in Systems Safety Engineering.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
postgraduate@cs.york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 325500