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ASCI 611 : Aviation/Aerospace System Safety

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Aviation/Aerospace System Safety
This course emphasizes the specialized integration of safety skills and resources into all phases of a systems life cycle. Accident prevention, beginning with systems engineering together with sound management, are combined in this course to enable students to fully comprehend their vital roles in preventing accidents. The total program, from basic design concepts through testing, maintenance/systems management, and operational employment, is fully examined and evaluated.

This course is designed to provide the graduate student a comprehensive view of system safety and how system safety is integrated into the life cycle of a system. The course will explain the relationship between the DOD and Defense Contractor and how Mil-Std- 882 defines this relationship.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Explain the history of systems safety and the evolution of Mil-Std-882.

2. Interpret system safety definitions and explain system safety principles as they relate to aviation/aerospace systems.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of risk management principles to include the identification of hazards, assessment of risk, identification of risk mitigation measures, and verification of risk mitigation procedures.

4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the development of system safety tasks and hazard analyses to include those outlined in Mil-Std-882.

5. Select and apply the appropriate system analysis tools, techniques and methodologies for a specific aviation/aerospace system.

6. Demonstrate an understanding of aviation/aerospace system development and the impact of system safety throughout life cycle of the system.

7. Relate how the systems safety process can affect aircraft certification.

8. Analyze the impact of new technology on aviation/aerospace systems safety.

9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
John G. Pugh - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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