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Safety, Reliability and Risk Assessment

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Mathias Ernst, Stephan Köster, Ina Körner, Kerstin Kuchta, Günter Rombach, Frank Schmidt-Döhl, Viktor Sigrist, Uwe Starossek

Course Format:

2 Hours Lecture


Winter Semester



Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Basics in statistics as well as in structural and coastal engineering


  • Introduction in safety and reliability of technical systems
  • procedures of safety and reliability assessment
  • risk assessment
  • practical examples 
  • discussions and presentations

Learning Outcomes:

After successfully participating, students are able to

  • understand probabilistic calculation procedures, reliability theories and decision rules
  • use reliability and risk assessment methods 
  • judge parts of complex technical systems with respect to safety
  • work interdisciplinary teams

Reading Resources:

  • Umdrucke
  • Schneider, J.: Sicherheit und Zuverlässigkeit im Bauwesen, Vieweg + Teubner, 1996

Performance Record:

presentation, test


90 hours total

Further Information:


Credit points of this module can be found in the course plan for the corresponding course of study.

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