Taught course

System Safety Engineering with Automotive Applications

University of York · Department of Computer Science

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Entry requirements

You will have usually achieved a first degree in a numerate, technical discipline. The course is specifically directed at those with at least two years of industrial experience. Applicants who do not have a first degree but who have relevant industrial experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will provide you with the educational background required to become a leader in the field of system safety engineering with automotive applications. The course will be particularly relevant to you if you are a professional in this area and has been developed for the Jaguar Land Rover Technical Accreditation Scheme.

The course provides a thorough grounding in techniques used to develop, operate and assure the safety characteristics of automotive systems and services, but also explores the principles behind these techniques; principles upon which sound safety judgements need to be made. You will explore the contribution technology, processes, human factors and organisations make to the safety of systems and have the chance to apply the latest research to areas of advanced practice.

This course will be useful to you if you are involved in functional safety in the automotive industry; if you are undertaking continuous professional development modules via the Jaguar Land Rover Technical Accreditation Scheme (JLR TAS); or if you wish to have an educational background in the safety assurance of next generation vehicles including in the area of autonomous vehicles. This is the only MSc in System Safety available through JLR TAS.

The Department of Computer Science at York is a leader in Safety Critical Systems Engineering in the UK and a leader in the assurance of autonomous systems through the Assurance of Autonomy International Programme.

The MSc in Safety-Critical Systems Engineering with Automotive Applications automatically meets some of the conditions for professional chartered engineering status in the UK set by the IET and the BCS.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 325500