Course detail

Analysis, assessment and management of risks of technical systems

ÚSI-RTAPOAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course “Analysis, assessment and management of risks in technical systems” will be provided by the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Faculty of Chemistry. It covers the following topics: modelling of the properties of load-bearing structures, consideration of the randomness of input parameters when designing a structure; impact loading, the importance of risk analysis for accident and crisis situations affecting technical systems; methods of risk analysis and their application; algorithms for the assessment and evaluation of technical risks, the modelling of fire propagation in buildings. The relationship between risk analysis and the analysis of available means.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will study the issues related to this subject and master the defined aims of the subject. They will become acquainted with the issues dealt with in the course and practice the obtained knowledge and skills.


There are no special requirements.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

TICHÝ, M.: Ovládání rizika. Ch. Beck, Praha 2006, ISBN 80-7179-415-5
HAIMES, Y. Y.: Risk modeling, assessment and management. John Wiley and sons, 2004, ISBN 0-471=48048
FLANAGAN, R., NORMAN, R.: Risk Management and Constructions. Blackwell Science, 1993
FLANAGAN, R., NORMAN, R.: Risk Management and Constructions. Blackwell Science, 1993
MIKA,O., J.: Průmyslové havárie, TRITON, ISBN 80-7254-455-1, Praha 2003.
RAIS, K., SMEJKAL,V.: Řízení rizik, Grada, 2004, 274 s., ISBN 80-247-0198-7
TIJMS, H. C.: A first course in Stochastic Models. John Wiley and sons, 2003, ISBN 0-471-49881-5
ŠTĚTINA, J.: Medicína katastrof a hromadných neštěstí, ISBN 80-7169-688-9, Grada Publishing, Praha 2000, 436 s
Manual of the classification and priorization of risks due tu major accidents in process and related industries, IAEA TECDOC - 727, Vienna 1996.
Gudelines for integrated risk assessment and management in large industrial areas, IAEA TECDOC - 994, Vienna 1998
Ansys, ATENA; Matlab ver.7.1- The MathWorks Inc., US, 2005; ROZEX, TEREX, NBC Analysis
VYMAZAL, T., ADAMEC, V., MISÁK, P.: Analýza, posouzení a ošetření rizik technických systémů, VUT, 2017 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Tuition takes place in the form of lectures and seminars. The lectures focus on the explanation of basic principles, the methods of the given discipline, problems and example solutions. The seminars mainly support practical mastery of the subject matter presented in lectures or assigned for individual study with the active participation of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The condition for the award of the credit is the written production of a semestral project assigned by the subject tutor after agreement with the guarantor of the subject. The requirements for the written exam are based on the subject syllabus.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction and definition of the subject “Analysis, Evaluation and Management of Risks in Technical Systems”
2. Principles, directive, normative and legislative framework
3. Risk assessment techniques I
4. Risk assessment techniques II
5. Risk assessment techniques III
6. Project risk management
7. Algorithms for the evaluation and assessment of risks
8. Assessment of sustainability with regard to design, construction and use
9. Design focused on lifespan
10. Prevention of risks with regard to the area of environmental protection
11. Voluntary tools (Integrated Management Systems - EMS, QMS)
12. Environmental impact assessment (EIA/SEA)
13. Occupational health and safety in technical fields


The aim of the subject is to familiarise students with the issues covered by the course and practice the obtained knowledge and skills.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Not specified.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme RRTES_P Master's

    specialization RRTS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer