Technical systems are becoming increasingly complex - from individual vehicles to large production plants. Industry is increasing its investment in the safety of such systems, to protect humans and the environment and to avoid economic losses. This is where you will make your contribution as a qualified safety expert. Because the Master degree program deals with Safety and Systems Engineering, Risk Management, Project and Process Management and Law and Business Administration. This continuing education is in high demand in industry and has been developed by FH Campus Wien in cooperation with the TÜV AUSTRIA Academy.
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Application period for academic year 2021/22
1st October 2020 to 31st July 2021
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution2
1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)
The safety of technical systems goes hand in hand with the safety of man and the environment. This is your basic principle, creating your holistic concept of safety. Your technical background is based on your education and professional activities. On the process and engineering level, system safety and risk management are your be all and end all, directing your thinking and actions. You have an analytical talent which enables you to remain a step ahead of potential dangers and risk. You prefer to be ahead of the pack in terms of tapping into the growing technical field of safety and of implementation of sustainable processes.
FH Campus Wien and the TÜV AUSTRIA Academy have since 2010 been successfully cooperating in the area of practice-oriented training and further education in the field of functional and system safety. With the newly developed Safety and Systems Engineering Master degree program, the two institutions are closing a gap in the educational landscape. FH Campus Wien provides the expertise in research and teaching, whilst the TÜV Austria Academy contributes its extensive know-how on machine and plant engineering. The result is a unique post-graduate education. We offer you the opportunity of pioneering without venturing into uncharted waters. Because the need for safety has long been recognized especially in the Anglo-American realm and it is on the increase in our own environment. Our cooperations with well-known companies such as Siemens AG, ZKW Elektronik GmbH, Tele Haase Steuergeräte GmbH, Thyssen Krupp Presta Hungary Kft. oder die TeLo GmbH, to name but a few, are proof of the successful transfer of know-how to industry. You will as a student be integrated into cross-disciplinary and international "safety network" and will use these valuable contacts for the exchange of experience. Practical relevance is also guaranteed through our Campus Lecture evenings which are open to all and offer contributions by prominent experts.The part-time organizational form will assist you in coordinating your job and your studies.
The Vienna Institute for Safety & Systems Engineering (VISSE) at FH Campus Wien is a pioneer in the field of Safety among central European universities. The VISSE operates as a knowledge platform which, via the degree program, brings together university research, teaching and business practice. The VISSE experts also teach in the new Safety and Systems Engineering Master degree program. To the student this offers a unique opportunity of participating in innovative research and development projects.
The objective of the Project Safety Competence Center Vienna project, for instance, was to develop an integrative safety process which would integrate the requisite norms and standards into a process model. Using the ISaPro® Integrative Safety Process and the ISaPro® Shell Model analysis method based on ISaPro®, hazards may be systematically identified and risks may be limited. Additionally systematic errors will be avoided, which could have a negative impact in particular in the software field
This increases safety and facilitates its verification. You will study this in your degree program and may seamlessly apply your findings in your professional practice.
As an additional benefit under this degree program, we offer you the opportunity of obtaining respected TÜV AUSTRIA CERT GMBH personal certificates. On completing the relevant courses and passing a certification test, you may obtain the "Certified Safety Specialist", "Certified Safety Manager", "Certified Quality Officer" and "Certified Risk Manager" certificates. Certification is directly via the TÜV AUSTRIA Academy. The certification fees are not included in the tuition fees and will be charged separately by the TÜV AUSTRIA Academy.
In the Master degree program, you will be dealing with
You will write your Master thesis in the fourth semester.
A discipline-spanning way of thinking, where especially the interaction between individual disciplines is emphasized, is central to the education. The "Principles of Safety & Systems Engineering" module forms the basis of the Master degree program. The highly interlinked "Project and Process management", "Safety and Risk management" and "Business and management competency" modules are building on this. The "Safety Advanced" module links theoretical knowledge to practice as illustrated in the "Praxis transfer" module and also links to the Master thesis required under the "Scientific competence" module.
Lector: Dipl.Ing. Nikolaus Maly
• Basic notions of statistics: – Frequentistic approach to probability – Random variables, distributions, expectation and variance • Important Distributions: – Binomial- and geometric (=Pascal) Distribution, – Normal distribution – Poisson- and exponential distribution • Time invariant failures: – Poisson process as time-continuous analogue to the Bernoulli-Process, failure rates and MTBF
Short written exams on a regular basis. Written final exam (report). Possibly additional oral exam to clarify questions.
Distance Learning, classical black board lessons and additional home studies.
Lector: Dr. Reinhard Preiss, DI Walter Sebron
Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs
- Basics of System Safety - Influences and Success Factors for System Safety - Risk Assessment - Functional Safety - Specification and Evaluation of Safety Functions
Basics of Fault Tolerance - Dependability - Fault Tolerance phases Physical Fault Tolerance - Static redundancy - Dynamic redundancy - Hybrid redundancy - Fault Tolerance and repair Information Fault Tolerance - Channel and error models - Basics of block codes - Linear block codes Temporal Fault Tolerance - ARQ principles - Methods against permanent faults
Lector: Ing. Thomas Fränzl, B.Eng. MBA
Lector: DI Thomas Bleier, Msc
Lector: Dr. Helmut Pisecky
Lector: Dr. Andreas Eustacchio, LL.M. (London, LSE)
The aim of my course is to give an overview of product liability and product safety rules. The students learn the terms and the legal delimitation of the different legal bases such as "prod-uct liability", "compensation", "warranty" and "guarantee". Based on Austrian law, students learn the practical significance of product liability on the basis of individual judgements of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the Supreme Court of Justice of Austria (OGH) and selected national courts of other European countries. Due to the practical relevance of this course, the students will be shown legal peculiarities and "stumbling blocks" and will be provided with instructional aids for coping with product liability crises. Due to the technical background of the students of the Master's programme "Safety and Sys-tems Engineering", the following legal terms, just to name a few, will be discussed o What is the "state of science and technology"? o What is the "state of the art" and what influence do standards and technical rules actually have in product liability? o What does the CE marking mean? In view of the rapid technological developments, the following topics will be discussed with the students: o Product liability and IoT (Internet of Things): Is software a product according to prod-uct liability and is the software developer also liable? o Digitisation: Security of networked products through software updates? o Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) o Robotics: What legal framework does the European Union (EU) plan to establish for (more) safety and liability?
Lector: Dr. Andreas Gerstinger
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Heller, MBA
Lector: DI Walter Sebron
Lector: Dr. Andreas Gerstinger, Dipl.Ing. Franz Gober, MBA
Introduction Financial Accounting Management Accounting Metrics, Investment and Controlling Case Studies
Lecture with case studies
Lector: Ing. Andreas Dvorak, MSc, Dr. Andreas Gerstinger, Christian Loidl, Dr. Reinhard Preiss, DI Walter Sebron, FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc
Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik
Presenting a person Planning and preparing Presentation structure Tips for a good presentation Formal vs informal style Opening techniques Language for presentations: useful phrases signposting building rapport fixed expressions and idiomatic phrases Working with visuals different visuals describing results and trends presenting facts and figures Process visualization & description Closing a presentation The question & answer session Practical application of presentation skills
• Classroom participation: 25% • Presentations in class & follow-up task: 50% • Moodle platform tasks: 25%
continuous assessment of classroom performance; discussions, pair work, team work; student presentations
Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc
Lector: DI Dr. Walter Dürr
- Process Management – Introduction - Process Maturity Models - Introduction - CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integrated) for Development - (Automotive) SPICE (ISO/IEC 15504 and ISO/IEC 3300x) - Assessments - Maturity Models and Safety
exam at the end of the course
- ex-cathedra teaching - group work
- Definition and Application of Formal Methods - Comparison between formal and nonformal methods - Formal Specification - Formal Verification - Model Checking
Lecture with exercises
Lector: Stefan Jaksic, MSc, Christoph Schmittner, MSc
Lector: Dr. Reinhard Preiss
Lector: Ing. Andreas Dvorak, MSc, DI Walter Sebron
Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs, DI Dr. Wolfgang Lechner, Christian Loidl, Dr. Reinhard Preiss
Solutions for Mechanics, Hydraulics and Pneumatics - Inherently safe design measures - Mechanical safety principles - Fault exclusion - Solutions for Hydraulics - Solutions from Pneumatics Solutions for Hardware - Reliability of HW - HW-Failures - Failure prevention - HW architecture Solutions for Software - SW safety - Methods for Fault prevention -- Programming language -- Modularisation -- Stateless design -- Static resource allocation - Methods for Fault tolerance -- N-Version Programming -- Recovery Block -- Failure Assertion/Defensive Programming -- Diverse Monitor/Watchdog -- Error Detecting/Correcting Codes Solutions for Process Engineering - Failure probability - Architecture - Design of a SIF
Lecture with examples, practical exercises
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Gruber, Dr. Thorsten Tarrach
• Testing foundation - Verification, validation, test, - Quality control, quality assurance - Static testing - Dynamic testing - Black-box test, white-box test • Test management - Test planning - Test strategy (prioritization, criteria, intensity, etc.) - Test organization - Preparing test specifications - Creating test cases - Metrics data - The test team and its independence in the project • Test methods (e.g. regression tests) • Test reporting • Test tools • Testing and safety standards • Testing in the safe5ty-critical area • Qualification of test tools • Current developments in the area of testing • Test automation
Lector: Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD.
Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs, DI Walter Sebron, FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc
Lector: Christian Loidl, FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc, Florian Wagner, MSc.
• Presentation of practical examples as well as handling of R&D, by industrial experts from the following domains: - Automotive - Railway - Air-traffic control - Machinery - Process engineering - Medical technology - and more Excursions
Continuous assessment of classroom performance: 50% Presentation: 50%
Semester datesWinter semester: September to end of January Summer semester: Mid of February to July
Timesblock instruction on weekends (Friday and Saturday, approx. 2 blocks per month)
Language of instructionGerman
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
To apply you will require the following documents:
Please note:It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
The admission procedure consists of an interview with the admission committee. The recording interviews are done via Skype.
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