Course Detail: EUR-1005 - Understanding SMS: The Role Imagination Plays in Risk Management

Check out our course information webinar from April 20th (forward to minute 32):

This 3-week, part-time online course will prepare managers, entrepreneurs, and organizational members from the sharp end in aviation and other high risk / high consequence areas to understand what the intent of SMS is, why failures happen, and ideally how to avoid them. The course concentrates on the theoretic underpinnings and the scientific discourse behind Safety Management Systems (SMS), and the policies governing it. Participants should expect a workload of 6 hours per week. The course has been provisionally recognized by the European Association for Aviation Psychology as a half course.

Upon course completion, participants will be able to:

  • Apply failure causation models in rational catastrophic imagination
  • Integrate basic systems thinking in accident prevention
  • Understand the influence of human factors, organizations, and culture in failure
  • Develop risk mitigation approaches based and basic quantitative risk assessment
  • Be cognizant of rules and policies in Safety Management Systems
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We are offering two separate courses this fall:

Oct 18 - Nov 7, 2021

Nov 8 - Nov 29, 2021

Cost: $1635 plus 19% VAT (EUR 1390 plus 19% VAT)

The first step in the registration process is to sign up and set up an account. Once done, please send an email to and we will add the course to your cart. Then you will receive the invoice via email.

For questions, please contact the Europe Campus by email at or by phone at +4915206522400.

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