Systems Engineering and Integration for Dependability 

Module Title - Systems Engineering and Integration for Dependability
Number of credits - 10

Module description 

Dependability is defined as the combination of a required level of availability, reliability, on-time performance and safety, often measured as service performance.

The module on dependability is designed to cover two broad areas, namely formal systems engineering approaches and management of the engineering process, including project risk, risk control and reliability engineering. Lectures cover both hard and soft systems methodologies, systems engineering tools, case studies and safety case theory and practice. Human factors, organisational systems and the management of risks in organisations are also addressed in the lectures.

The module is run by the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering with additional input from the railway industry.