Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students learn the most essential general properties of dynamic and complex safety
critical systems. The course specifies the problems and development challenges related to managing safety critical systems and deals with the central theoretical approaches to analyzing and developing them. During the course several accident cases are reviewed from the point of view of what they have taught us about safety critical organizations and how to investigate incidents in safety critical systems.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.03.2023 - 25.05.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Osiris Valdez Banda

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Human, technical and organizational factors, safety and accident models, new safety paradigms, leadership, safety management and safety culture. The course also illustrates the different approaches of managing safety as well as the different types of safety present in modern complex systems.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the courses will take place on Sisu (