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Safety II 7.5 Credits

Robusta system II
Second cycle, A7001N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2011 Sp 2 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Information Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, second cycle

Specific entry

Minimum 120 ECTS of university studies including 60 ECTS in the areas of computer or systems science, business administration or equivalent. Students from non-English speaking countries are required proof of knowledge in English provided by TOEFL test (score 550/213 or higher), IELTS test (score 6.0 or higher) or equivalent test. Students from EU countries are required to have obtained a pass in an English language course in their upper secondary school leaving certificate.

More information about English language requirements

Course Aim

After the course the student will be able to:

  1. Reflect on different analysis, problem structuring models and modeling and simulation work in complex systems environments.
  2. Describe and reflect on the principles of mathematical, logical and interpretive methods in management science that can be applied in complex systems environments.
  3. Reflect on and analyze the behavior and underlying mental models of how staff are acting in different situations and which affect critical activities
  4. Analyze and evaluate investigations and analysis of incidents and explanation mechanisms in a business critical activities.


During the course different concepts and principles in the area of problem structuring, modeling and decision are discussed and applied, for example visual interactive modeling and a model for analyzing incidents and accidents in complex systems where an application is used. Other issues are methods to discover, track and investigate intrusion or other illegal influence on a system or business and calculation of security return of investment. Some standards and demands on quality concerning both processes and products are also discussed.


During the course the student works with individual tasks and group work. The tasks are solved by using the course literature or papers. The student uses different methods and techniques and it is important to choose the right method, technique or computer support for each task. Before and after the tasks are solved there are lectures to present and discuss different solutions.

Teaching is in English and on Internet for distance students or at campus for the students living here. IT support: Learning management system (Fronter), e-mail and phone.


1-3: Thematic tasks and reflections orally and written with Company tasks 3,5 hp
1-4: Written exam 4 hp

The course will also be graded using the ECTS grading system.

 Students who have failed an examination on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.

Technical requirements: Access to PC with Windows XP, microphone, web cam and permission to install software. Internet connection, minimum 0,5 Mbps. Students must register to the courses themselves or contact the IES educational administration not later than 5 days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This also applies to the students with a place guarantee.

Ann Hägerfors

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2011 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Tools for Thinking, Michael Pidd (2003), Wiley, ISBN 0-470-84795-6 samt delar av System Safety Engineering: Back to The Future,Nancy G.Leveson (2002), Aeronautics and Astronautics Massachusetts Institute of technology (, 2006-12-19)

Referece literature
Safeware, System Safety And Computer; Nancy G. Leveson, Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 0-201-11972-2
Systems Modelling: Theory and Practice, Michael Pidd (2004), Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 978-0-470-86731-0

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

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0002Assignment reports3.5U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Bertil Carlsson 07 Oct 2011