spring 2024
SIK-2001 Risk analysis of engineering systems - 10 ECTS

Type of course

May be taken as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Kode 9391

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

SM210 Risk analysis 10 ects
SVF-2103 Risk Analysis 10 ects

Course content

Key concepts: risk, vulnerability, reliability, uncertainty.

Theories: Critical evaluation of theories and methods of risk analysis, Analyses in different phases, Acceptance criteria for risk (relative to personnel, the environment and economic values). Planning and implementation of risk and vulnerability analysis: purpose, analysis group, scheduling, communication, documentation, hazard identification, root cause analysis, impact analysis, the use of empirical data, risk calculation, etc. The decision process. Economic aspects, cost / benefit analysis, ALARP.

Introduction to reliability anlysis, The most commonly used distributions for product life and their applications, System reliability and reliability block diagrams (RBDs)

Objectives of the course


The candidate...

  • has knowledge of the concept of risk and different theories and methods of risk analysis and management.


The candidate...

  • can plan and implement various methods of risk analysis in conjunction with the technical engineering systems.

General competence:

The candidate...

  • has insight into risk, vulnerability, reliability, uncertainty and how identifies risks to health, safety and environment.
  • can use empirical data in risk calculations.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Around 38 hours of lectures 10 hours seminars /and exercises

Group project.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange students.

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT



Examination: Date: Weighting: Duration: Grade scale:
Assignment 02.05.2024 14:00 (Hand in) 1/4 A–E, fail F
School exam 07.06.2024 09:00
3/4 4 Hours A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Exercises Approved – not approved
UiT Exams homepage

Re-sit examination

Re-sit exam is granted to the students who have failed the last ordinary arranged exam.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: SIK-2001
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet