System Safety

Scene of cars resting on a collapsed bridge.

The collapse of I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in 2007. (This image is in the public domain).


MIT Course Number

16.63J / IDS.045J / (formerly ESD.03J)

As Taught In

Spring 2016



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Course Description

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Course Description

This course introduces the concepts of system safety and how to analyze and design safer systems. Topics include the causes of accidents in general, and recent major accidents in particular; hazard analysis, safety-driven design techniques; design of human-automation interaction; integrating safety into the system engineering process; and managing and operating safety-critical systems.

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Nancy Leveson. 16.63J System Safety. Spring 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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