STK4400 - Risk and reliability analysis
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The intention of the course is to present the theoretical foundation to carry throught reliability analysis for complex systems. This will lead to the research front in specific chosen areas: reliability importance of system components, multistate reliability theory where components/system are described in a more refined way than functioning or not, optimal maintenance, inspection and replacement strategies, theory in the borderline reliability theory/graph theory.
The student should be able to carry out simple risk analyses from real problems. In particular the student should learn how to construct and analyze different stochastic models. The course will also give the student knowledge about the relevant software used in the analyses. The more theoretical parts of the course will give the student a thorough understanding of central notions, models and methods, and shall enable the student to participate in research projects within risk and reliability analysis.
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Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with STK9400 - Risk and Reliability Analysis
The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.
3 hours of lectures/exercises per week.
Depending on the number of students, the exam will be in one of the following four forms:
1.Only written exam
2.Only oral exam
3.A project paper followed by a written exam.
4.A project paper followed by an oral exam/hearing.
For the latter two the project paper and the exam counts equally and the final grade is based on a general impression after the final exam. (The two parts of the exam will not be individually graded.)
What form the exam will take will be announced by the teaching staff within October 15th for the autumn semester and March 15th for the spring semester.
Examination support material
Permitted aids at the exam if written: Approved calculator.
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)
Oral exam: no aids 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.
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.