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Interactive Course in Functional Safety for Automotive Engineers

Become A Functional Safety Engineer.
Accelerate Your Automotive Engineering Career with Functional Safety Fundamentals.

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Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to Functional Safety for automotive systems. The course will cover the basics of Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment, safety integrity levels, Functional and Technical Requirements, Safety Analysis. Students will also learn how to apply these methods to the development of ASIL Decomposition and Hardware and software safety analysis.

Why should students take this course?

This course is crucial for students aspiring to enter the field of automotive engineering. Moreover, the automotive industry is currently experiencing a significant demand for Functional Safety Engineers. Additionally, ISO 26262 is emerging as the de facto standard for automotive development. Importantly, this course equips students with the necessary skills to thrive in this expanding field.

How will this course prepare you for vacancies in automotive companies?

This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the automotive industry. You will learn how to develop Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment, Functional and Technical Requirements, and Safety Analysis for automotive systems. You will also learn how to apply these methods to the development of ASIL Decomposition and Hardware and software safety analysis.. This course will give you a competitive edge in the job market and help you land a job in the automotive industry.

Course Overview

The course will be divided into the following topics:
  • Course Introduction and Introduction to Functional Safety
    • Why did we needed Functional Safety? Samples of famous accidents
    • The origin of Functional Safety standards, and the automotive ISO26262
    • Basic concepts in Functional Safety
  • The Accident model
    • How an accident occur in the scope of functional safety.
    • How can the accident be measured and quantified.
    • The ASIL rating.
  • Product Development at the Concept Phase (Part 3 of ISO26262)
    • Item Definition
    • Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA)
      • User Scenarios
      • Define Hazards
      • Evaluate the ASIL level
    • Functional Safety Concept (FSC)
      • Creation of functional safety requirements (FSRs)
  • Product Development at the System level (Part 4 of ISO26262)
    • Technical Safety Concept (TSC)
      • Creation of technical safety requirements (TSRs)
      • Safety Element Out Of Context (SEOOC)
    • ASIL Decomposition
      • Dependent Failure Analysis (DFA)
    • Safety Analysis
      • FTA
  • Product Development at the Software level (Part 6 of ISO26262)
    • Specification of software safety requirements
      • The need to develop a detailed level of the TSRs
      • Scope of Software requirements.
    • The notations for software architectures and requirements writing.
    • Design Principles in software architecture.
    • Design Verification and Validation.
    • Software Unit Testing
      • Test Methods
      • Functional Coverage
      • Structural Coverage
  • Product Development at the Hardware level (Part 5 of ISO26262)

    • Hardware Design
      • Architectural Design
    • Hardware Fault Metrics
    • Hardware Integration and Verification
  • Building the Safety Case
    • Requirements
    • Arguments and Rationale
    • Evidence
  • Functional Safety Project
    • Case Study Project example
  • Final Project Discussion

The course will be taught using a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises. Students will be required to complete several quizzes and a final project that applies the skills they have learned in the course.

Course Highlights:

  • Duration: 8 Sessions
  • Session Length: 3 hours per session
  • Meeting Platform: Zoom

Course Schedule:

  • Start Date: March 3rd
  • Sessions per Week: 3
  • Session Days and Times:
    • Sundays: 7:00 PM      – Egyption Time (GMT+3)
    • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM    – Egyption Time (GMT+3)
    • Thursdays: 7:00 PM  – Egyption Time (GMT+3)


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Ahmed Kabil is a prominent instructor leader at Dev-Hoch, where he currently spearheads the training and coaching efforts for Functional Safety Introductory and Advanced level courses.

Moreover, Ahmed serves as a Senior functional safety engineer at APPRAID Tech. With an extensive background spanning 4 years in Functional Safety and System Engineering within the automotive industry, he has actively contributed to numerous projects involving electric, hybrid, and diesel vehicles for renowned car manufacturers like IVECO, Volkswagen, AVL, and Schaeffler.

Ahmed has a strong passion for knowledge sharing and invites you to join in by contributing your expertise as well.


  • Basic knowledge of the automotive industry.
  • Basic knowledge of system engineering is preferable


  • As the automotive industry continues to prioritize safety, professionals with expertise in functional safety are in high demand. This course will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in this evolving field. Functional safety has become a critical aspect of automotive system design, and compliance with standards such as ISO 26262 is essential. By completing this course, students will gain a solid understanding of the principles and practices of functional safety, enabling them to contribute to the development of safe and reliable automotive systems. With this expertise, students will be well-prepared to meet the industry's growing need for functional safety professionals and make a significant impact in ensuring the safety of future vehicles and their occupants.

Target audiences

  • Students who aspire to build a career in automotive engineering with a focus on functional safety.
  • People with a general background in engineering
  • Undergraduate and graduate students seeking a position in functional safety
  • Automotive engineers who want to expand their knowledge in the functional safety
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