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Process Safety, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #194 (QS) , | Online
Delivering highly employable, process safety and broader chemical engineering professionals with a detailed understanding of operational safety, risk assessment and management.Process Safety programme is offered at University of Aberdeen.

About

The MSc Process Safety is developed with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and industry to produce qualified Process Safety Engineers. On this programme, you will be exposed to the major issues and challenges facing industry today, including operational safety, risk assessment and management and develop a professional approach to managing these accordingly.

Process Safety programme at University of Aberdeen is distinctive because it is designed for students with a chemical engineering background, or those with a background in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering, with good chemical/chemistry knowledge.

A major component of the MSc Process Safety programme is understanding and managing risk. You will be introduced to the tools and processes used to identify, assess and manage risk, taking such issues as process operations and human factors into account.

Career

Safety will always remain one of the most important areas of focus for industry. This will result in a continuous demand for skilled, knowledgeable academics around the globe.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Chemical Engineer
  • HSSE Lead Engineer
  • Process Safety Engineer
  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk and Safety Manager
  • Safety Engineer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

Year 1

  • Process Risk Identification and Management
  • Upstream Oil & Gas Processing
  • Applied Risk Analysis and Management
  • Process Plant, Equipment and Operations

Year 2

  • Loss of Containment
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Process Design, Layout and Materials
  • Human Factors Engineering

    Year 3

    • Individual Project in Process Safety

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity

          You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

          Full-time
          • Full-time duration 12 months
          Part-time
          • Average part-time duration 24 months
          • Intensity Flexible
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus, Online

        English Language Requirements

        • Minimum required score:

          6.5

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        • Minimum required score:

          90

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        • Minimum required score:

          62

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        General Requirements

        Qualifications

        The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

        • 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth in Chemical Engineering.
        • 2:1 in Mechanical or Petroleum Engineering with evidence of strength in key aspects of Chemical Engineering.
        • Those with a High 2:2 Honours degree in Engineering may also be considered if they can demonstrate 2+ years of relevant experience.
        • Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics and Thermodynamics.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          21000 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 21000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
        • EU/EEA

          5800 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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        Living costs for Aberdeen

        • 729 - 1070 GBP/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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