Fault Tree Analysis

The seminar participants learn the basics of the FTA method and will be able to apply it to projects in their own work environment after the training. They will gain the ability to actively contribute within the construction of an FTA or to create a simple FTA on their own.

  • Practice-oriented seminar
  • Group work
  • 10 to 12 participants
  • 2 days
  • Trainings: 2019, Dec. 10-11 (Stuttgart)
  • Training fee: 2.113,00 € per student*

Besides looking at the theory, this seminar incorporates a large portion of practical exercises. The individual steps for preparation and to perform an FTA (construction, qualitative and quantitative evaluation as well as optimization) are intensively practiced in groups using a non-technical example. In this way, the participants encounter the various pitfalls of the method.

Content Focus

  • Introduction
    • Fields of application and value of an FTA
  • Theory Basics
    • Probability logic
    • Failure probability and failure rates
    • Elements of a fault tree
  • Planning and Preparation
    • Integration into the development process
    • Composition of the analysis team
    • Definition of the analysis goals and boundary conditions
  • Performing the FTA
    • Definition of the “top event”
    • Fault tree construction
    • Qualitative evaluation of the fault tree
    • Determination of reliability data
    • Quantitative evaluation of the fault tree
    • Documentation of the FTA and derived measures
  • Overview
    • Tool support for FTA
    • Combination with other analysis methods, e.g. FMEA, FMEDA, RBD

Training Methodology

  • Presentation with examples and group exercises

Intended Audience

  • Developers (Hardware, Software)
  • Safety Managers
  • Safety Engineers
  • System Architects
  • Quality Managers


  • Degree in mathematics, sciences or engineering (or comparable qualification)
  • Basic knowledge in product development
  • System understanding in the field of E/E-Systems
  • Knowledge in the field of probability theory, reliability engineering or FMEA is beneficial but not necessary

For questions, dates and registration contact us at

Phone: +49 89 8208598-123
Email: training(at)itk-engineering[dot]de

*Possible costs for travel or accommodation are not included in this service. These costs have to be borne by the participant.