Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 3
Target Students: 3rd & 4th Yr BEng, MEng, BSc students in School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering; other MEng & BSc Engineering Faculty students; MSc Human Factors, Interactive Systems Design and Human Computer Interaction students. NOTE: Erasmus, Socrates/Visiting students MUST take relevant examinations for this module in Nottingham at the appropriate time with other students in the cohort. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Summary of Content: The module aims to give an understanding of risk, primarily in the context of safe systems but also in relation to major projects, investments and public and social systems. The potential causes of accidents and of human error are explained, and an introduction given to methods of reporting and investigating accidents and techniques for analysing accidents and systems reliability which will lead to the design of safer organisations and work systems. Topics covered include: risk and risk perception; risk assessment and management; accident models and accident causation; causes of human error; epidemiology, accident reporting and analysis; accident prevention; human reliability assessment; safety climate and culture; safety systems management.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||80||2 hour examination.|
|Coursework 1||20||Accident analysis|
Dr R Houghton
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Offering School: Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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