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Our modern society puts us in constant confrontation with safety-related challenges across many different areas. The increasing awareness for health, safety and environment results in a growing number of rules and regulations at the European level. The Master of Safety Engineering meets the existing need and growing demand for safety experts for society and industry.
What is the programme all about?
The programme teaches you about safety management systems, prevention policy, safety of products, processes and installations, risk evaluation methods, explosion safety, and offers specialisations on occupational safety (prevention) and on safety of industrial processes (process safety). You will obtain in-depth knowledge on technical and managerial process safety concepts with regard to the whole life cycle of a production plant, and risk management including qualitative and quantitative risk evaluation methods. Further differentiation is being obtained in two options: process safety and prevention.
The Master of Safety Engineering comprises 60 credits in total.
The programme consists of a group of common compulsory courses (17 credits). This core contains courses with themes that are of interest to every safety professional, irrespective of the specialisation option. All courses in this part are taught in English. This core part ensures that every student is given the same broad basic education about the field of safety in an occupational and industrial context.
The core courses cover prevention policy and safety management systems, safety of products, chemical processes and industrial installations, qualitative risk analysis techniques, and explosion safety.
You then choose one of two options (28 credits):
Finally, you complete a master’s thesis (15 credits) where you provide a critical review and solution to a safety-related research question. Topics can be taken from academia or industry.
The programme can be completed in one year on a full-time basis, or can be followed on a two year part-time basis, which facilitates working professionals’ participation of working professionals. Lectures and seminars are organized on 2½ day per week on average, with a few courses which are taught in a week module.
Notes about fees for this course
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