Risk Analysis


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Applied Statistics and Probability Theory and Systems Engineering.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Understand the process of risk analysis and its relation to risk management.
  • Know qualitative and quantitative methods for risk analysis including cost-benefit analysis,┬áHAZID/HAZOP, FMEA, FTA og SIL.
  • Have knowledge of influence of organizational factors and human errors.


  • Are able to perform risk analysis of various types of problems and systems.
  • Are able to interpret and use the results from a risk analysis in a decision making process of risk management.


  • Are able to model, calculate and communicate risk.

Type of instruction

Lectures, discussion, group-based project work, student presentations.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.



Name of examRisk Analysis
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleRisikoanalyse
Module codeB-RSK-K1-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring and Autumn
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Risk and Safety Management)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science