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AVT 4160 System Safety in Aviation

Advanced system safety management and the structured processes for recognizing the role of the flight crew and flight operations management in accident prevention, safety promotion, institution of a just safety culture, and the methods of assessing risk before a system fails.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: AVT 2242 AND AVT 3242 


  • Using the knowledge accumulated during the course, devise creative ways and methods to communicate safety values and commitment via written and oral formats, to include non-punitive self-reporting programs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct a SMS risk assessment applied to a mission scenario using the SMS risk matrix, resulting in generating risk controls and safety assurances to monitor the risk controls put in place.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the four foundational concepts of Safety Management Systems: Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurances, and Safety Promotion.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3