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EX402A: PROCESS SAFETY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:20


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Euan Bain

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

First Attempt

1x Coursework (20%)
1x Online, Timed Open-Book Exam (80%)

[ The 20% Coursework is an accreditation requirement and must be passed. ]

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resit of only the failed assessment component(s)

[ The 20% Coursework is an accreditation requirement and must be passed. ]

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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