Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course covers a broad range of advanced methods in risk and reliability analysis. This will lead to the research front in specific chosen areas: Advanced methods in graph theory and network reliability; reliability and availability of multistate systems, in particular repairable flow systems; methods for constructing environmental contours applicable in design of marine constructions; statistical models for repairable systems; and optimization of oil and energy production. The course also includes examples of applied risk analysis.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you:

  • are able to carry out simple risk analyses from real problems;
  • know how to construct and analyze different stochastic models;
  • have knowledge about the relevant software used in the analyses;
  • have a thorough understanding of central notions, models and methods, and are able to participate in research projects within risk and reliability analysis.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with STK9400 – Risk and Reliability Analysis

*Please note that information regarding overlapping courses is not complete. For more information, please contact The Department of Mathematics.


3 hours of lectures/exercises per week.

Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.


No mandatory assignments.

Final oral or written examination. The form of examination will be announced by the teaching staff by 15 October/15 March for the autumn semester and the spring semester respectively.

Examination support material

Written examination: Approved calculator.
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)

Oral examination: No support materials permitted.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2018

Spring 2016

Spring 2011

Spring 2008

Taught according to demand and resources. If you want to attend the course, please send an e-mail to


Autumn 2018

Spring 2016

Spring 2011

Spring 2008

According to demand and resources.

Teaching language


The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.