Our School of Engineering has focussed on safety related teaching and research for over 20 years and has established itself as one of the key centres for safety engineering. Working closely with leading industry organisations and IChemE, we have developed what we believe to be a truly distinctive and leading MSc Process Safety degree programme.
With a focus on advanced chemical engineering breadth and depth in process safety, we are reaching out to individuals that have the desire and skills to become qualified Process Safety Engineers and who are from a Chemical Engineering background, or a Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering background but with good chemical/chemistry knowledge.
"The vision for the new MSc is to create a world-class centre of research and teaching in process safety, It’s too important a subject to not have a real focus on it for chemical engineers.”
Neil Renton, Operations Director, Genesis
“Process safety is one aspect of engineering that requires you to understand the fundamentals of why hazards exist, and how plants are designed, as well as the human factors. When we were recruiting we saw that there were no courses out there that did exactly what we wanted, but the one at Aberdeen is designed from scratch, covering the wider process safety aspect. It really encapsulates the things we seen on the job by training."
Conor Crowley, Safety Engineer, Atkins and Industry Advisory Board member
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The Programme is currently offered as a full-time or a part-time programme.
The courses studied will be the same but will be taught in the following order for the full-time option.
1st Half Session – September - December
2nd Half Session – January – May
The programme consists of two semesters: September to December, and January to May.
After the written examinations in May, students registered for the MSc degree start an industry or school-based project, where this can be arranged, and at the end of this period an individual project report, in form of a dissertation, has to be submitted and examined by our External Examiners, who will may also make an oral examnination of some students on all aspects of the Programme. The final assessment takes account of performance in all parts of the Programme and examinations.
The principal method of student assessment is through written examinations. Candidates are normally expected to pass all examinations and all projects submissions. MSc candidates must submit a dissertation on their project, and may be required to undergo an oral examination.
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. Example careers relating to his programme may include:
Normally a 2.1 or above (UK equivalent) in Chemical Engineering, alternatively Mechanical or Petroleum Engineering at 2.1 or above with evidence of strength in key aspects of Chemical Engineering.
For this application we need at least:
It is important when submitting an application that you ensure you have completed all the necessary sections and enclosed all the relevant documentation to ensure that your application can be processed as quickly as possible.
Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements. These are located at www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/english-requirements.php. This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen . Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.
UK/EU - £4,500
International - £17,200
A list of funding opportunties is also maintained on the College of Physical Sciences Funding Page.
The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated (or about to graduate) with a degree from the University of Aberdeen. More Information
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