UCL Centre for Systems Engineering


An Introduction to Fault Tree Analysis






Systems can fail in many ways. Fault trees can help the engineer to explore potential system failure and look for ways they can change the design to remove or reduce the impact of such failures.

Target audience


Other Details

This course will be particularly relevant to:

  • engineers and engineering managers looking to understand a technique for exploring how system might fail and how this can contribute to creating better designs.
  • 20th May 2014

Contact Ian Raper on +44 (0)1483 204 100

The course is run in London on the UCL campus

The day runs from 09:15 to 13:00

Cost is £225


The course provides an introduction to fault trees and their use in understanding system failure. It will cover the international standard for Fault Tree Analysis, provide opportunities to develop a fault tree and explain the challenges.


The course is delivered as a combination of interactive taught sessions and group exercises. Each attendee will be provided with a hard copy of the taught material.


This course will be delivered by Ian Raper. Ian graduated from UCL in 2001 with a distinction in the Masters in Systems Engineering. Prior to joining UCL as a tutor in 2012 Ian had 22 years of experience in industry covering all phases of the engineering lifecycle from concepts and requirements through to integration, test and on-site acceptance.