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Process Safety and Loss Prevention

Whether you're already working in the field or just starting out, this course will deepen your understanding and equip you with skills and expertise in process safety, loss prevention and risk assessment. You'll be ready for a career in the oil and gas, chemical, nuclear and pharmaceutical industries, or with any of the consultancies that service them.

Entry requirements

Diploma: A good honours degree (at least a 2.2) in a relevant engineering or science discipline. If you don't meet this requirement, but you have significant work experience that is directly relevant to the course, we'll consider your application.
If you don't have a 2.2 or above (and you don't have the relevant work experience) you would need to take the Diploma course. You'll have the opportunity to transfer to the MSc once you have completed half the taught course material to a satisfactory standard.

Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Diploma: Three core modules and five optional modules.

Core modules
Process Safety Management and Loss Prevention
Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
Hazards in Process Plant Design and Operation
Dissertation (for MSc)
Optional modules
Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

Process Plant Reliability and Maintainability
Human Error and Human Behaviour
Applied Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP)
Safety in Nuclear Operations
Instrumented Systems and Functional Safety
Process Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry
Process Safety in Pharmaceutical, Food and Consumer Products
Major Hazards and Emergency Planning
Process Safety in the Chemical Industry
Safety in Nuclear Operations
MSc (Eng): One core module, major research project, and five optional modules.

Core modules
Process Safety Management and Loss Prevention
Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
Hazards in Process Plant Design and Operation
Dissertation (for MSc)
Optional modules
Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

Process Plant Reliability and Maintainability
Human Error and Human Behaviour
Applied Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP)
Safety in Nuclear Operations
Instrumented Systems and Functional Safety
Process Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry
Process Safety in Pharmaceutical, Food and Consumer Products
Major Hazards and Emergency Planning
Process Safety in the Chemical Industry
Safety in Nuclear Operations

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on assignments for each module, and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Contact us for current information on available scholarships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc (Eng) Part-time October 2018 2 2 Years
Diploma Full-time October 2018 9 9 Months
MSc (Eng) Full-time October 2018 10,700 (Year 1) England 12 12 Months
MSc (Eng) Full-time October 2018 20,250 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc (Eng) Full-time October 2018 10,700 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 12 Months
MSc (Eng) Full-time October 2018 10,700 (Year 1) Scotland 12 12 Months
MSc (Eng) Full-time October 2018 10,700 (Year 1) Wales 12 12 Months

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