Safety Critical Systems Engineering at University of York - UCAS

University of York

Degree level: Postgraduate

Safety Critical Systems Engineering (Taught)

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Course summary

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.


Foundations of system safety engineering; systems engineering for safety; hazard and risk assessment; software requirements; system safety assessment; safety management systems; safety case development and review; human factors for safety; computers and safety; through life safety; security for safety critical systems; independent study project; msc final project; critical evaluation.

How to apply

International applicants

Entry requirements

Typically applicants for the diploma will have achieved at a 1st degree in a numerate, technical discipline. Industrial experience is also useful. This full time or part time course is specifically directed at those with several years of industrial experience. For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum University English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four language components) or the equivalent are required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £7395 Year 1
EU £7395 Year 1
England £7395 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7395 Year 1
Scotland £7395 Year 1
Wales £7395 Year 1
Channel Islands £7395 Year 1
International £7395 Year 1

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Safety Critical Systems Engineering at University of York - UCAS