Safety Engineering in Aviation


About this course

The course is focused on understanding the issue of safety, learning how to assess new systems in terms of safety and acquiring principles of safety management. Students will learn explaining accidents and incident causes and bridge their theoretical knowledge with practical problems of air transport.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the issue of safety
  2. Learn to assess new systems for safety
  3. Acquire principles of safety management
  4. Learn to explain aviation accidents and incident causes
  5. Bridge theoretical knowledge about safety with practical problems of air transport

Course requirements

no prerequisites required


  • Leveson, N. Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2012.
  • Hollnagel, E. Safety-I and Safety-II: The Past and Future of Safety Management. Burlington: Ashgate, 2014.
  • Hollnagel, E. Safety-II in Practice: Developing the Resilience Potentials. Routledge, 2017.


The aim of the course is to achieve the ability of students to understand and apply systemic thinking and critical thinking to problems in aviation safety and to be able to solve these problems. Learning outcomes: Ability to understand Aviation Safety and to be able to analyze systems from safety point of view.

Additional information

  • Credits
    ECTS 4
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    doc. Ing. Lališ Andrej Ph.D.
  • Mode of instruction
    Online - at a specific time
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  • Start date

    23 September 2024

    • Ends
      16 February 2025
    • Term *
      Winter 2024/2025
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      15 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 5 days to enrol
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These offerings are valid for students of EPFL (Switzerland)