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TMR4130 - Risk Analysis and Safety Management of Marine Systems

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Introduction to rules and regulations in maritime safety. The risk concept and other key concepts. Description of the risk picture based on accident statistics. Accident theories, accident investigation and analysis. Common methods for risk analysis. Methods for calculating risk for navigation accidents. Human reliability; error mechanisms, influencing factors and modelling approaches. Safety objectives, data and risk acceptance criteria. Risk control measures and options, including cost-benefit analysis.

Learning outcome

Upon completion of the course, the candidate shall be able to:

  • Describe the terminology within the field of risk and safety management in maritime activities and use this terminology in a correct way.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the safety regulations in the maritime sector, who the main actors are and how enforcement is performed.
  • Describe the main elements of a safety management system.
  • Describe the most common accident models and perform and interpret accident investigations.
  • Describe what a risk analysis is, what the main elements are, the most common methods used, and be able to use this knowledge to plan and perform a risk analysis.
  • Describe key human factors that influence human performance and be able to incorporate and analyze the effect in risk analysis.
  • Explain Formal Safety Assessment and be able to apply the method on practical cases.
  • Describe methods for risk calculations for the most common types of maritime accidents, such as collision and grounding, and how to apply these methods in practical cases.
  • Describe principles for risk reduction and cost-benefit analysis and be able to apply this to identify risk reduction measures and calculate cost-efficiency of proposed measures.
  • Describe the main types of data required for risk analysis and how to analyze and apply data in practice.
  • Use databases like Sea-web and tools like Genie to perform risk analysis.
  • Comment critically on strengths and weaknesses of risk analysis.
  • The course will also contribute to develop general competence in:
    • Cooperating with others on performing a project related to safety management and risk analysis, and communicating the results

Learning methods and activities

Lecture and assignments. All lectures are given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

There are mandatory assignments in the course that must be passed.

The final exam counts 100%. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

To be announced at course start.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Operation and Maintenance Engineering
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Maintenance and Risk Analysis
  • Operation technology
  • Marine Technology
  • Risk Analysis
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology

Examination

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-12-15 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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