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EX402A: PROCESS SAFETY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

To build on the introduction to safety provided in previous years and move towards developing a transcendence of knowledge regarding how the core process engineering fundamentals such as material and energy balancing, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid flow and reaction engineering underpin process safety from a systems perspective.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Euan Bain

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

  • Either EG3504 Process Modelling (Passed) or EX3504 Process Modelling (Passed)
  • EG3599 Project and Safety Management (Passed)
  • Either EG3029 Chemical Thermodynamics (Passed) or EX3029 Chemical Thermodynamics (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either EG3030 Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer (Passed) or EX3030 Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer (Passed)
  • Either EG3501 Chemical Reaction Engineering (Passed) or EX3501 Chemical Reaction Engineering (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG402A Process Safety (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will cover the following modules: HAZID, LOPA and ISD; Loss of Containment; Toxicology, Flammability and Dispersion; Fires and Explosions; Over Pressure Protection; Plant Layout; P&ID Development; Safety Critical Systems; Incidents that Define Process Safety; Chemical Reaction Process Safety.

Further Information & Notes

This course is only available to candidates following an honours degree programme.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%). Resit: Three-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback on tutorial work and feedback on continuous assessment will be provided. Students may also receive feedback via discussion in face-to-face teaching sessions.

Course Learning Outcomes


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