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Safety and Systems Engineering

Master, part-time

Overview

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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Mag.a Susanne Tröstl
Karin Martiny, BA (leave)

Favoritenstraße 226, B.3.05
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-8450
F: +43 1 606 68 77-8459
sse@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Wed., 2.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m.
Thu. and Fri., 10.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.

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Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
20Study places
120ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for academic year 2018/19

1st October 2017 to 30th June 2018

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

 

**for additional study expenses
(currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)

What you can offer

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.

What we offer you

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.

What makes this degree program special

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.


What you will learn in the degree program

In the Master degree program, you will be dealing with

  • the Principles of Safety & Systems Engineering
  • Safety & Risk management
  • Business and management competency
  • Project and process management
  • Safety Advanced

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.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Applied Statistics and Probabilistic VO

Applied Statistics and Probabilistic VO

Lector: Dipl.Ing. Nikolaus Maly

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

•Basic notions of statistics:
–frequentistic approach to probability,
–random variables, distributions, expetation and variance

•Important Distributions:
–Binomial- and geometric (=Pascal) Distribution,
– Normal distribution
– Poisson- and exponential distribution

•Constant failure rates: Poisson process
–as time-continuous analogue to the Bernoulli-Process, failure rates and MTBF,
–survival or reliability function,
–non-constant failure rate: Weibull, bathtub curve

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

classical black board lessons and additional home studies.

Language

German

2 3
Introduction to Safety Methods of Analysis ILV

Introduction to Safety Methods of Analysis ILV

Lector: Dr. Reinhard Preiss, DI Walter Sebron

2.5 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2.5 4
Introduction to System Safety and Functional Safety ILV

Introduction to System Safety and Functional Safety ILV

Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs, Dr. Reinhard Preiss

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basics of System Safety
- Influences and Success Factors for System Safety
- Risk Assessment
- Functional Safety - Specification and Evaluation of Safety Functions
- Implementation of System Safety

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

2 4
Fault Tolerant Systems ILV

Fault Tolerant Systems ILV

Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs

1.5 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

- 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

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Lecture

1.5 4
Human Factors Engineering ILV

Human Factors Engineering ILV

Lector: Ing. Thomas Fränzl, MBA B.Eng.

1 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1 3
Information-Security VO

Information-Security VO

Lector: DI Thomas Bleier, Msc, Ing. Manfred Katoch, MSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Crisis Management ILV

Crisis Management ILV

Lector: Dr. Helmut Pisecky, Dr. Thomas Widrich, MA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Legal Aspects in the Field of Safety VO

Legal Aspects in the Field of Safety VO

Lector: Dr. Andreas Eustacchio, LL.M. (London, LSE), Mag. Friedrich Schrenk

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Systems Engineering ILV

Systems Engineering ILV

Lector: Dr. Andreas Gerstinger

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Technical English ILV

Technical English ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Heller, MBA

1 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

English

1 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Application of Safety Methods of Analysis UE

Application of Safety Methods of Analysis UE

Lector: DI Walter Sebron

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Business Management Aspects in the Field of Safety ILV

Business Management Aspects in the Field of Safety ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Gabriele Schedl, CSE

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Metrics, Investment and Controlling
Case Studies

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with case studies

Language

German

2.5 5
Integrated View of Standards ILV

Integrated View of Standards ILV

Lector: Ing. Andreas Dvorak, MSc, Dr. Andreas Gerstinger, Christian Loidl, Dr. Reinhard Preiss, DI Walter Sebron, FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc, Alfred Vlasek, MSc

5 SWS
8 ECTS

Language

German

5 8
Presenting in English ILV

Presenting in English ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Presenting a person

Planning and preparing
Dealing with stage fright
Tips for a good presentation
Non-verbal communication
Formal vs informal style
Opening techniques

Language for presentations:
useful phrases
signposting
building rapport
fixed expressions and idiomatic phrases

Working with visuals
different visuals
PPT slide design
describing results and trends
presenting facts and figures

Presentation Structure

Closing a Presentation

The Question & Answer Session

Developing a Range of Styles

Assessment methods

continuous assessment of classroom performance: 50%presentation: 50%

Teaching methods

continuous assessment of classroom performance; discussions, pair work, team work

Language

English

1 4
Project Management for Safety Projects ILV

Project Management for Safety Projects ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Process Management and Maturity Models ILV

Process Management and Maturity Models ILV

Lector: DI Dr. Walter Dürr

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Process Management - Introduction
- Process Maturity Models - Introduction
- CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integrated) for Development
- SPICE (ISO/IEC 155504)
- Assessments and Appraisals
- Maturity Model driven Process Development
- Maturity Models and Safety

Assessment methods

exam at the end of the course

Teaching methods

- ex-cathedra teaching- group work

Language

German-English

1.5 3
Quality Management ILV

Quality Management ILV

Lector: Thomas Rochowansky, MBA

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Formal Methods for Safety Critical Areas ILV

Formal Methods for Safety Critical Areas ILV

Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition and Application of Formal Methods
- Comparison between formal and nonformal methods
- Formal Specification
- Formal Verification
- Model Checking

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Lecture with exercises

Language

German

2 4
Interdisciplinary Safety Project SE

Interdisciplinary Safety Project SE

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc

2.5 SWS
7 ECTS

Language

German

2.5 7
Model based Safety and Systems Engineering ILV

Model based Safety and Systems Engineering ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Rupert Schlick, Christoph Schmittner, MSc

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Risk Management VO

Risk Management VO

Lector: Dr. Reinhard Preiss

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Safety Management Systems ILV

Safety Management Systems ILV

Lector: Ing. Andreas Dvorak, MSc, DI Walter Sebron

3 SWS
5 ECTS

Language

German

3 5
Safety related Technical Solutions ILV

Safety related Technical Solutions ILV

Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs, Dr. Wolfgang Lechner, Christian Loidl, Dr. Reinhard Preiss

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- 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

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with examples, practical exercises

Language

German

3 3
Test Management and Engineering ILV

Test Management and Engineering ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Gruber, Dr. Thorsten Tarrach

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

•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

Assessment methods

Language

German

2 4
Scientific Writing SE

Scientific Writing SE

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Katharina Fleissner-Rösler

1 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Accompanying Seminar for Master Thesis SE

Accompanying Seminar for Master Thesis SE

Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs, DI Walter Sebron, FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Master Thesis MT

Master Thesis MT

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc

0 SWS
20 ECTS

Language

German-English

0 20
Master colloquium KO 0 2
Safety and Risk Management in Business Practice SE

Safety and Risk Management in Business Practice SE

Lector: Dr. Sandford Bessler, Martin Reber, Dipl.-Ing. Gabriele Schedl, CSE, Alfred Vlasek, MSc

4 SWS
5 ECTS

Language

German

4 5

Semester dates
Winter semester: September to end of January
Summer semester: Mid of February to July

Times
block instruction on weekends (Thursday afternoon to Saturday, approx. 2 blocks per month)

Language of instruction
German


How you benefit

You will complete a degree program which will turn you into a highly sought after safety expert for safety-critical systems. You will receive comprehensive and systematic training on an academic level. This will be doubly reassuring to you: You will be your company's assurance that your complex systems will operate uninterrupted. The completed Master degree program will to you personally mean a higher qualification under your belt, a qualification which is internationally recognized state-of-the-art and which is increasingly in demand in our parts of the world. Many declare themselves innovative, but you will substantiate your claim by representing the new profession of safety expert in practice.

As a graduate of this degree program, you will be able to independently develop, implement and manage occupational safety concepts and projects. You will perform analyses of safety-related problems and competently discuss these with management, engineers, legal practitioners and other involved parties.

This pinpoint education will be useful in your everyday working life as a developer of systems, hardware and software, as a manager for requirements/test/project/quality and processes in the automotive, traffic control, railways, aerospace, network technology, mechanical engineering, plant construction and medical technology fields and also in the civil service.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the "Safety and Systems Engineering" Master degree program have a practical and interdisciplinary training. They are therefore deployable in various positions in all safety-related industries. Graduation from the "Safety and Systems Engineering" Master degree program certifies sound knowledge of functional and systems safety, qualifying Safety Engineers for participation in safety-relevant or safety-critical projects. Companies may also appoint Safety Engineers in the role of

  • Project manager
  • Risk manager
  • Process manager
  • Quality Assurance officer
  • Assistant to Technical management
  • Employee in the Purchasing, Marketing and Sales departments

After several years of pertinent job experience and following completion of the "Safety and Systems Engineering" Master degree program, graduates may fill positions as:

  • Safety Specialist
    You will be familiar with specific Standards and organize and can moderate hazard and risk analyses with experts in the field. You may also evaluate the results of verifications and validations.
  • Assessor and Safety Assessor
    You will carry out Safety audits and Safety assessments. You may also assess compliance with the required standards and proof of safety measures.
  • Safety Manager
    You are responsible for the introduction and maintenance of Safety Management systems and the planning of safety-related projects within the company. You may furthermore be responsible for resource management of Safety Specialists in specific projects. You will organize internal and external audits and assessments.
  • Safety Director
    You will be responsible for safety issues in several organizational units. You will assign the definition of organization-spanning Safety processes in order to standardize working methods and will be responsible for continuing improvement.

Sectors in which Safety know-how is a core competency:

  • Public transport
  • Aerospace
  • Medical technology
  • IT - Information Technology and Telecommunication
  • Electronics / Electrical engineering
  • Operation of power stations and energy distribution systems
  • Machine and plant construction
  • Process technology and engineering
  • Emergency services suppliers
  • Automotive

Admission

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's or diploma degree at a university with a total of 180 ECTS and at least 40 ECTS credits from electrical engineering / electronics information technology, mechanical engineering or comparable. In exceptional cases the course organizer decides.
  • Equivalent certificate from abroad

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

Application

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of residence
  • A Bachelor/Master degree or diploma certificate or other diplomas and also an abridged CV.

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 e-mail, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

The selection process

The selection process examines the technical aptitude of the applicants for the Master's degree program. This comprises an oral selection interview. The secretary's office will notify you of the date for the selection interview.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the selection process with the best results.
  • Criteria
    > The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision.
    > The admission requirements must be met in all cases.
    > The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

Contact

Secretary's office

Mag.a Susanne Tröstl
Karin Martiny, BA (leave)

Favoritenstraße 226, B.3.05
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-8450
F: +43 1 606 68 77-8459
sse@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Wed., 2.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m.
Thu. and Fri., 10.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.

Teaching staff


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