This section outlines the course assignments. Assignments 1–13 are graded on a scale from 1–10 and collectively count for half of the final grade. The final project (assignment 14) accounts for one-sixth of the final grade.
|SES #||DESCRIPTIONS||ASSIGNMENT SHEETS|
|2||Watch Citichem video, identify accident causes you see.||Assignment 1: Citichem video (PDF)|
|3||Pick an accident report from the list provided. Summarize the main events, causes, and recommendations. Identify Accident, Hazard, and Safety constraints that were violated.||Assignment 2: Summarize accident report (PDF)|
|4||Begin a CAST analysis of your accident, including the safety control structure, responsibilities, and unsafe control actions.||Assignment 3: Begin CAST analysis (PDF)|
|5||Finish the CAST analysis of your accident including process model flaws and contextual factors.||Assignment 4: Finish CAST analysis (PDF)|
|6||Identify potential design changes that might have prevented your accident.||Assignment 5: Design for safety principles (PDF)|
|7||Identify fault tolerant design features used in your system, and discuss their effectiveness.||Assignment 6: Applying design for safety principles (PDF)|
|12||Create a fault tree for a simple design or for the Disney Ride (Matterhorn) example.||Assignment 7: Fault tree analysis—roller coaster car design (PDF)|
|13||Create a FMEA for the same system used in assignment 7.||Assignment 8: Failure modes and effects analysis—roller coaster car design (PDF)|
Begin an STPA analysis of the Disney Ride. Identify Losses, Hazards, and draw the control structure.
Perform STPA Step 1 on part of the ride control structure.
|Assignment 9/10: Begin STPA analysis on roller coaster (PDF)|
|17||Finish STPA Step 1 for the ride. Perform STPA Step 2.||Assignment 11: Finish STPA analysis (PDF)|
Identify potential design changes for the Disney ride design given the STPA Step 2 results.
Identify human factors design features that should be included in the Disney ride design.
|Assignment 12/13: Design changes (PDF)|
|25||Final project due. Revise assignments 7–13 based on feedback and class discussions, and compile them into a safety analysis with recommended design features for the Disney ride.||Assignment 14: Final project (PDF)|