M.Sc. On Campus

Safety Engineering

KU Leuven

12 months
6600 EUR/year
6600 EUR/year
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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 Advanced Master of Safety Engineering at KU Leuven meets the existing need and growing demand for safety experts for society and industry. 


The  Advanced Master of Safety Engineering at KU Leuven  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. 


In many countries, there is a permanent and growing need for scientists and engineers who are knowledgeable and trained at the academic level in the field of safety engineering and safety management.

In some countries, companies above a certain size dealing with specific risks are required by law to hire or even employ a certified prevention advisor. For Belgium, this certification can be acquired through the Prevention option of the Master of  Safety Engineering (Certificaat Preventieadviseur Niveau 1- Prevention Advisor Certificate Level 1).

You are prepared to function professionally as a safety officer in a work environment, particularly in those settings where technical-industrial knowledge is essential. You find employment in small national and large multinational industrial companies in Europe and further afield or are employed in private and/or governmental organisations where they are required to conduct research, carry out analyses, perform inspections and provide monitoring and certification in the broad field of safety.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Explosion Safety
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis Techniques
  • Safety of Chemical and Biological Products and of Chemical Processes
  • Safety Aspects of Industrial Installations
  • Prevention Policy and Safety Management Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Holders of an academic Master degree in Engineering Science (including Architecture), Engineering Technology, Bioscience Engineering, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry), or Nautical Sciences are admitted to the programme.
  • Others may be admitted based on a review of their academic curriculum and professional experience, but a minimum of a 4-year academic bachelor degree is required.

  • All applications are evaluated by both KU Leuven Admissions Office and the relevant Master’s programme director. Admission is ultimately at the discretion of the Faculty. In order to be considered for admission, applicants are required to submit their GRE score.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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