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Before choosing courseFMF3032 Cyber-physical systems' safety and secutity 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus FMF3032 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

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Course Disposition

Part 0 - Course overview, introduction to the problem area, course objectives, first opportunity for the group to meet.

Part I - The operational perspective - Which of the characteristics of our society and human nature make personal and cyber security complex, i.e. not always straightforward to ensure?

Part II - The System Perspective - How do engineers attack system properties of personal and cyber security given the infrastructure of society to deal with this?

Part III - Software Perspective - How can we specify and verify system and software properties?

Part IV - Review / presentation / final discussion.

For each part: Tutorials and checklists, introductory lecture and recapitulation, seminars, assignments

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Computer or access to KTH's computer rooms


  • E. Griffor et al.: Handbook of System Safety and Security: Cyber Risk and Risk Management, Cyber Security, Threat Analysis, Functional Safety, Software Systems, and Cyber Physical Systems. Elsevier, 2016 (electronic copy available via KTH library).
  •  J. Rasmussen, I. Svedung: Proactive Risk Management in a Dynamic Society. Swedish Rescue Services Agency, 2000.

Other course literature is provided on Canvas

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Machine Design