Process Safety, M.Sc. | University Teknologi PETRONAS | Seri Iskandar, Malaysia
18 months
5630 USD/year
4312 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Process Safety programme from University Teknologi PETRONAS has been designed to accommodate the ever-increasing demand and a shortage of process safety professionals in Malaysia and also in the Asia Pacific region. 


The recent statistics in this region show a tremendous development of Major Hazard Installations indicating the requirement for more industrial practitioners who could manage process safety hazards. 

The main objective of this Process Safety programme from University Teknologi PETRONAS is to deepen understanding and equip the students with advanced skills and expertise in process safety, loss prevention, and risk assessment. Therefore, by working closely with well-known process safety institutions and experts, we have cooperatively and collectively developed a distinguished and leading MSc Process Safety programme in this region. 

Programme Outcomes

The aim of offering an MSc in Process Safety is to provide graduates and practicing engineers with advanced knowledge for safer design and operation of processing plant to prevent major accidents specifically fire, explosion and toxic release. Therefore, upon graduation the candidates shall be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge and skills in process safety for safer design and operation at all asset lifecycle stages.
  • Investigate, analyse and solve process safety issues based on interpretation of available data and synthesis of relevant information including lessons learned from previous major accidents.
  • Utilize a range of tools, techniques, and methodologies to identify, manage, and control process safety issues.
  • Comprehend professional responsibilities and identify technical and legal requirements for process safety practices.
  • Communicate effectively on process safety activities as an individual, member or a leader in a team with the engineering community and society at large.

Career Opportunity

Students graduated from this programme will be highly skilled and knowledgeable in the area of Process Safety where it will always remain one of the most important areas of focus for many industries such as oil and gas industry, petrochemical industry, chemical/pharmaceutical industry, consultant, regulatory/authority bodies and R&D scientific bodies. Example careers relating to this programme may include; Safety Engineer, Process Safety Engineer, Risk and Safety Manager, Process/Technical Safety Engineer, HSE Lead Engineer, Risk Analyst, Safety Consultant, etc.    

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Process Safety Management
  • Principles of Hazard Analysis Risk Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Human Factors
  • Safe Design & Operation
  • Industrial / Research-Based Project
  • System Safety Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must hold a BSc Degree in Engineering/ Engineering Technology discipline with minimum CGPA 2.50/4.00 or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized university.
  • Candidates with BSc Degree in Engineering/Engineering Technology discipline with minimum CGPA 2.00 but below 2.50,​ can be admitted and must have 5 years working experience & pass UTP internal rigorous assessment.
  • Candidates with BSc Degree qualification from different discipline, must undergo pre-requisite courses​ in Engineering/ Engineering Technology.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8446 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    4312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6469 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National: ​28,800​ RM
  • International: 37,600​​​ RM


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