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TC S409
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Safety and Reliability for Science and Technology
Start Date
Course Level Length in Terms Credits
Fees ($)
(including lab fees)
Future Terms
Aut 2017
Higher 1 term 5
Aut 2018, Aut 2019

Course Coordinator: Ir Jimmy Li, BEng (Hons), MBA (CityU), MEng (HK PolyU), PGCBA (UC Berkeley), Prof. Dip (HKBU), CEng, MIET, MHKIE, MIEEE

Course Developers: Dr George H K Lau, OUHK (Units 1 and 2) ; Mr Alfred Wong, consultant (Units 3-5)

This course is a core course of the BSc and BSc (Hons) in Product Design, Testing and Certification programmes.

Advisory prerequisite(s)
There are no prerequisites for the course.

The overall aims of this course are to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and information in safety and reliability for science and technology.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Safety analysis and risk assessment

  • Safety practices and audits

  • Principles of reliability

  • Testing and prediction of reliability

  • Maintainability

Learning support
There will be five two-hour tutorials and six two-hour surgeries spread throughout the course.

There will be three tutor-marked assignments and a written final examination.

Online requirement
This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your tutor and the Course Coordinator as well as other students. To access the OLE, you will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

Students will need access to a computer system suitable for connecting to the Internet. The recommended minimum computing requirements are:

  • Pentium II CPU

  • VGA display card and monitor

  • 128 MB RAM

  • 60 MB free hard disk space

  • CD-ROM drive

  • 56 kbps modem (or broadband Internet access)

  • Keyboard and mouse

Students will need access to a computer with Microsoft Windows XP or newer and an Internet browser.

Set book(s)
There are no set books for this course.