Advanced Certificate course in Railway RAMS, System engineering and Assurance

Advanced Certificate Course in RAMS, System Engineering, & Assurance

Course Curriculum

A.1 Outline of System Engineering Principles
A.1.1 What is a System?
A.1.2 What is System Engineering/ a system engineer?
A.1.3 What elements can be included within it?
A.1.4 System Boundaries
A.1.5 Outline of System Engineering process
A.2 System Lifecycle
A.2.1 Blackbox Analysis
A.3 System Engineering application to the railway
A.4 System Engineering disciplines
A.4.1 Requirements management
A.4.2 System Interface management and integration
A.4.2.1 What is an interface
A.4.2.2 Subsystem boundaries and interface
A.4.2.3 Interface management
A.4.2.4 Product Integration
A.4.2.5 Subsystem Integration
A.4.2.6 System integration
A.4.3 Verification
A.4.4 Validation
A.4.5 System Engineering specialist disciplines
A.4.5.1 System Safety
A.4.5.2 RAM
A.4.5.3 Human Factor Integration
A.4.5.4 EMC
A.4.5.5 Other System engineering specialist disciplines
A.5 Whole life costs
A.5.1 Life cycle cost modelling
A.5.2 Value engineering
Live Support Sessions
Online Test
B.1 Hazard, hazard analysis and risk acceptance
B.2 System, product safety assessment, SIL levels
B.3 CENELEC standards and Common safety methods
B.4 Safety Engineering Techniques
B.4.1 Hazard Log Management
B.4.2 FMECA- Safety analysis
B.4.3 Fault tree analysis
B.4.4 Event tree analysis
B.4.5 Safety targets compliance
B.4.6 Risk acceptance through common safety methods
B.4.7 Safety Case- ALARP/SFAIRP
B.5 Engaging and Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) 
B.6 Safety review by statutory bodies
B.7 Production and review of system safety deliverables
Live Support Sessions
Online Test- System Safety
C.1 RAM Mathematics
C.1.1 Boolean Algebra
C.1.2 Probability theory & Venn Diagram
C.1.3 Matrix Algebra 
C.2 RAM Basics
C.2.1 Reliability
C.2.2 Maintainability
C.2.3 Availability
C.3 RAM Modelling
C.3.1 Reliability block diagrams
C.3.2 Examples for Solution by RBD & FTA Methods
C.3.3 Markov chain analysis for repairable systems
C.4 Fault tolerance and Redundancy
C.4.1 Systematic and Random faults
C.4.2 Need for Fault Tolerance
C.4.3 Types of redundancy- Hardware and Software
C.4.4 Common cause failures
C.5 FMECA- RAM analysis
C.6 Software reliability
C.7 Preliminary RAM analysis
C.8 Final RAM analysis
C.9 Availability Modelling
Live Support Sessions
Online Test- RAM Engineering
D.1 System Assurance Process
D.1.1 Introduction to system assurance regime
D.1.2 Risk based assurance
D.1.3 Self assurance regime
D.1.4 Progressive Assurance
D.1.5 Planning of system assurance processes
D.1.6 Gate reviews
D.1.7 System assurance audits
D.1.8 Assurance Management
D.2 System assurance attitude
D.2.1 System Assurance qualities- Safety consciousness, transparency, integrity, trust
D.2.2 Project stage based evidence maturity
D.2.3 Risk management through assurance
D.2.4 Commitment to reputation 
D.2.5 Success through collaboration: Client, supplier and Assurance
D.2.6 Handover to O&M- process 
Live Support Sessions
Online Test- System Assurance
Production of RAM/ Safety Deliverables for a Railway Project
F.1 Recap of the online course
F.2 Case study outline and system assurance regime- CBTC
F.3 Case study- System Engineering
F.4 Case study- System Safety
F.5 Case study- RAM