University of York

University of York

System Safety Engineering with Automotive Applications

This course has been developed for the Jaguar Land Rover Technical Accreditation Scheme and 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, together with an understanding of the principles behind these techniques so that they can make sound engineering judgements during the design, deployment and operation of such systems. Graduates completing the course will be equipped to participate in safety-critical systems engineering related aspects of industry and commerce.

Entry requirements

Applicants will have achieved a 1st degree in a numerate, technical discipline. This course is specifically directed at those with at least 2 years of industrial experience and applicants who do not have a 1st degree but who have relevant industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

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; though life safety. Full-time: Independent study project. Part-time: MSc SCSE final project; Critical Evaluation.

Assessment methods

12 assessed modules, 5 of which are core. 12 assessed modules, 5 of which are core. The project is examined by dissertation.

Sponsorship information

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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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