spring 2019
SVF-2103 Risk Analysis - 10 ECTS

Last changed 29.01.2019

Type of course

The course can be taken as a singular course.

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.

Objectives of the course

Knowledge: The candidate has knowledge of the concept of risk and different theories and methods of risk analysis and management.

Skills: The candidate  is able to plan and implement various theories and methods of risk analysis.

General competence: The candidate has knowledge of risk, vulnerability, reliability, uncertainty and how risk is identified with regard to health, safety and environment. The candidate should have expertise in the use of empirical data in risk assessment

Teaching methods

Around 32 hours of lectures 10 hours seminars /and exercises Group project.

Mandatory project with report and home exercise. The project will be presented in the class. A number of mandatory assignments must be submitted and approved by teacher(s) to get access to the exam. Home exercises could be given as group work.


Project report (40%. 4 hours written exam (60%) Both parts must be passed. The grades A-F.

The re-sit exam will be offered to students who have not passed - or have legitimate absence at the last ordinary examination in the following semester. The re-sit exam may be changed from a written to an oral exam.


Course overlap

SM210 Risk analysis 10 stp
SM209 Risk analysis 10 stp
SIK-2001 Risk analysis of engineering systems 10 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

The syllabus will be presented in the beginning of the course.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: SVF-2103