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Course Overview

Students may have opportunity to carry out the project as part of an industrial placement. The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of students’ own choice. The students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on a problem confronting the Safety industry, and to demonstrate how the fundamentals they have learned during the taught programme can be put into practice. The dissertation should contain a degree of original work and demonstrate in-depth the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the MSc programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Henry Tan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The project takes place over a 3 months period following the completion of all taught elements. This course offers the student the opportunity of putting the acquired knowledge into a practical application. The student will be required to pursue a Safety Engineering project, and will be appointed an academic supervisor.  Mostly the student will also be assisted by an appropriate industry supervisor. The student is responsible for making contact with his supervisors and this can be done electronically as well as in person.

Further Information & Notes

Satisfy progression requirements of the MSc Safety and Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas or MSc Oil & Gas Engineering programmes to the required level.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

100% by project assessment based on the quality of the research performed, interpretation and presentation. Takes place over a 3 months period following the completion of all taught elements.

There is no resit opportunity in this course.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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