TPK5160 - Risk Analysis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 40/100
School exam 60/100 4 hours D

Course content

Definition and discussion of basic concepts of risk analysis. Risk metrics. Risk acceptance criteria. Qualitative and quantitative methods for risk analysis, like preliminary hazard analysis, HAZOP, fault tree analysis, and event tree analysis. Consequence analysis. Analysis of human errors and organizational factors. Barrier analysis. Data sources and uncertainties. Rules, standards, and guidelines. Risk reduction and cost/benefit analysis. Use risk analyses within different industries and applications.

Learning outcome


Students shall have wide knowledge of what a risk analysis is, the steps in the process of performing a risk analysis and common methods used.


Students shall be able to perform risk analysis of various types of problems and interpret and present the results from the analysis as input to a decision process.

General competence:

Students shall have an understanding of issues related to use of risk acceptance criteria and how risk analysis can be used and misused.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, project work and exercises. A mandatory project shall be carried out as group work, and will count 40% in the evaluation.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project work

Further on evaluation

Aggregated assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The aggregated assessments includes a Group exercise work counting 40 % and a written exam counting 60 %.

Assessment of the parts is stated with letter grades according to the grade scale for the percentage assessment method.

Mandatory work (Project work) from previous semester can be accepted by the Department by re-take of an examination if there haven't been any significant changes later.

All assessments must be passed before the overall result can be calculated in the course.

At postponed exam (re-sit exam), the examination form may be changed from written examination to oral. The re-sit exam is arranged in August.

Continuation and voluntary repetition / improvement can be carried out for some sub-evaluations without having to reassess both sub-evaluations in a topic. There is an opportunity to complain about partial assessments in this topic before all sub-evaluations have been completed.

Course materials

Information on course material provided on the first day of lectures.

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Fire Technology
  • Working Environment and Safety in Heavy Industry
  • Operations Management and Industrial Safety
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Safety, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Marine Operation and Maintenance Engineering
  • Project Quality Management
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Machine Design - Safety Technology
  • Operation technology
  • Production and Quality Engineering
  • Production Engineering/Safety in Operation
  • Production Engineering - Risk Analysis
  • Work Environment and Safety
  • Marine System Design
  • Water Engineering in Fish Farming
  • Risk Analysis
  • Marine Topics
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 60/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 60/100 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.

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