Risk and Reliability in Engineering


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

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

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Understand the concepts risk, uncertainty, reliability and safety.
  • Know statistical methods for modeling physical, model, statistical and measurement uncertainties. 
  • Know methods for assessment of reliability of structural systems using probabilistic methods.
  • Know methods for systems reliability for non-structural components and its applications in engineering.


  • Will be able to participate in a dialog on modeling of uncertainties, risk analysis and assessment of reliability of structural and nonstructural components and systems.
  • Will be able to model, calculate and communicate risk analysis, modeling of uncertainties and assessment of reliabilities for engineering problems.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examRisk and Reliability in Engineering
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Exam format is decided on by start of semester.
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 titleRisiko og sikkerhed af konstruktioner
Module codeB-RSK-K3-12
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