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Discover the theories, concepts, applications, and practices of the field of system safety.

This course emphasizes the specialized integration of safety skills and resources into all phases of a system’s life cycle. Topics include tools and techniques for system safety analysis and design influence. You will review problems facing today's safety program manager and learn how to deal with basic safety and risk management concepts, as well as analyze program elements typically found in a safety program. You will also partake in classroom exercises based on real world experiences to learn how to use additional tools and techniques to promote safety management in their organization.

Course Highlights:

  • System Safety defined
  • History of systems safety and it's relevance to styems engineering
  • Hazards, mishaps and risks - differences, types, and analysis
  • Applying systems safety principles
  • Systems safety products and differences between them
  • Mitigating risks
  • Common barriers to system safety programs

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify impacts of implementing system safety early
  • Develop a greater knowledge of hazards and mitigations
  • Cultivate a broader understanding of risks
  • Acquire skills and tools that will increase safety in systems

Course Typically Offered: Online in Spring quarter.

Next Step: Upon completion of this course, consider taking other courses in our Systems Engineering certificate program.

Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Course Number: MAE-40026
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Systems Engineering

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