Methods of engineering risk

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Course Unit Code050-0011/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MAL282Ing. Lenka Brumarová, Ph.D.
In the course of study, students learn to use analytical methods in the field of risk engineering, their mutual ties and possibilities of their application in the field. The use will be demonstrated on examples.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The goal is to create a base for solving problems (ie Problem Solving) in the field of safety engineering, which is now in the stage of great development.
Course Contents
Methods, tools and techniques are divided into: general applications of selected methods (eg, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) analysis using cross-interaction analysis using event tree (ETA - Event Tree Analysis) Analysis of the causes and consequences, Benchmarking, and Sensitivity Analysis susceptibility testing, cause and Effect Diagrams, Fuller's method, risk matrix, Delphi method, the theory of extremes, etc., specially adapted general methods for analyzing and assessing risk. Emphasis is placed on the basic working methods of risk engineering and examples of their use.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Wenyuan Li: Risk Assessment of Power Systems: Models, Methods, and Applications. Wiley-IEEE Press; 2 edition (March 24, 2014). ISBN: 978-1118686706.
D. Procházková: Metody, nástroje a techniky bezpečnostního inženýrství. V tisku.
R. Hindls, S. Hronová, I. Novák: Analýza dat v manažérském rozhodování. Grada Publishing, spol. s r.o., Praha 1999, 358p., ISBN 80-7169-255-7.
Recommended Reading:
R. Pitblado, R. Turney: R. Risk Assessment in the Process Industry, 2. Edition, Rugby : IChemE, 2001.
M. Meloun, J. Militky: Kompendium statistického zpracování dat. Academia, Praha 2002, 764p, CD-ROM, ISBN80-200-1008-4.
D. Procházková, B. Šesták: Kontrolní seznamy. Nástroj rizikového inženýrství. ISBN 80-7251-225-0, PA ČR, Praha 2006, 319p.
R. Pitblado, R. Turney: R. Risk Assessment in the Process Industry, 2. Edition, Rugby : IChemE, 2001.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit30 15
        ExaminationExamination70 35