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Safety Case Development & Review - COM00047M

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Ibrahim Habli
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

This module addresses the production and assessment of safety cases within safety projects. The module covers the role, purpose and typical content of safety case; explains how safety case arguments and evidence can selected; relates the development and maintenance of safety cases to the engineering lifecycle; details how safety case arguments can be critically assessed; and explains the regulatory context for a safety case development regime

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module, successful students will be able to:

  • Comprehend the role, purpose and typical content of a safety case
  • Devise and present clear safety arguments using both text and graphical notations (particularly the Goal Structuring Notation)
  • Understand the risks, strengths and weaknesses of safety cases
  • Recognise and distinguish common forms of safety argument
  • Understand how to review and evaluate a safety case
  • Understand how to undertake safety case maintenance throughout lifecycle,
  • Understand the emerging concepts in safety cases


Task Length % of module mark
Open Assessment
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Open Assessment
N/A 100

Module feedback

Individual written feedback is provided via the online feedback system.

Indicative reading

**** Community Standard, The Goal Structuring Notation Standard v1,, 2011

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