System Safety

Diagram of an operating process.

Model of an operating process to search for states or conditions that could lead to system hazards. (Courtesy of Prof. Nancy Leveson.)


MIT Course Number

16.863J / ESD.863J

As Taught In

Spring 2011



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Course Features

Course Description

The goal of 16.863J is to teach basic principles of system safety, including accident analysis, hazard analysis, design for safety, human factors and safety, controlling safety during operations, and management of safety critical projects and systems. While you will learn what is currently done today, you will also learn new techniques that are proving to be more powerful and effective than the traditional safety engineering approaches.

Nancy Leveson. 16.863J System Safety, Spring 2011. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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