STK2400 – Introduction to risk and reliability analysis
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Coherent systems, representation of coherent systems by paths and cuts, reliability calculations for systems of independent components, reliability importance of system components, associated random variables, bounds on system reliability, case studies from applied risk and reliability considered from the society point of view.
The course is aiming at giving the probabilistic foundation for calculating the reliability of a system, i.e. the probability of system functioning when the reliabilities of the components of the system are known. Examples of systems are nuclear power plants and oilrigs. The course is an introduction to more advanced studies, but it is also suitable as a supplementary course in other disciplines and as additional education for scientists and engineers.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
- Physics (1+2)
- Chemistry (1+2)
- Biology (1+2)
- Information technology (1+2)
- Geosciences (1+2)
- Technology and theories of research (1+2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).
Recommended previous knowledge
STK1100 – Probability and Statistical Modelling, MAT1100 – Calculus, MAT1110 – Calculus and Linear Algebra, MAT1120 – Linear Algebra, MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and Computations, INF1000 – Introduction to object-oriented programming (continued) and INF1010 – Object oriented programming (continued).
10 credits with ST214 and 10 credits with ST105.
The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.
2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of exercises per week. Two compulsory assignments have to be handed in.
Two compulsory assignments need to be passed within given deadlines to be allowed to take the final exam. Final mark based on written examination at the end of the semester.
Examination support material
Permitted aids at the exam: approved calculator.
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 subject offers new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. Deferred examinations for students who due to illness or other valid reason of absence were unable to sit for their final exams will be arranged at the same time. (These valid reasons has to be documented within given deadlines.)
For general information about new and deferred examination, see
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.