University of York
Safety Critical Systems Engineering
The course is designed to prepare students for work in the demanding field of Safety Systems Engineering (SSE) by exposing them to the latest science and technology within this field; the course aims to provide participants with a thorough grounding and practical experience in the use of state-of-the-art techniques for development of safety critical systems, emphasising their software; together with an understanding of the principles behind these techniques so that they can make sound engineering judgements during the design and deployment of such a system, particularly when software is involved; graduates completing the course are equipped to play leading and professional roles in safety-critical systems engineering related aspects of industry and commerce.
Applicants will have achieved a 1st degree in a numerate, technical discipline, and industrial experience. This course is specifically directed at those with several years of industrial experience. If you do not have a 1st degree but have relevant experience, this will be considered on a case by case basis.
Module includes: Foundations of system safety engineering; systems engineering for safety; hazard and risk assessment; system safety assessment; safety management systems; safety case development and review; computers and safety. Full-time: Independent Study Project Part-time: MSc SCSE Final project; Critical evaluation. Optional modules: software requirements; human factors for safety; through life safety; security for safety critical systems.
Full-time: Nine assessed modules, seven of which are core. The remaining two are chosen from the available optional modules.A six person-month individual project carried out either at York or on site in industry.Part-time: Nine assessed modules, seven of which are core. The remaining two are chosen from the available optional modules.A two person-month literature survey and a four person-month individual project.
A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 17,960 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 20,100 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 8,980 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 10,050 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 6,220 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 6,220 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of York||York||YO10 5DD||Yorkshire and the Humber|