University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Process Safety and Loss Prevention

Whether you're already working in the field or just starting out, this course will deepen your understanding and equip you with skills and expertise in process safety, loss prevention and risk assessment. You'll be ready for a career in the oil and gas, chemical, nuclear and pharmaceutical industries, or with any of the consultancies that service them.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in science, technology and engineering. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

MSc (Eng)

One core module, major research project, and five optional modules.

Core modules

Process Safety Management and Loss Prevention; Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment; Hazards in Process Plant Design and Operation; Dissertation
(for MSc).

Examples of optional modules

Process Plant Reliability and Maintainability; Human Error and Human Behaviour; Applied Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP); Safety in Nuclear Operations; Computer Control: Safe Practice; Process Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry; Process Safety in the Pharmaceutical, Food and Consumer Products.

Diploma

Three core modules and five optional modules.

Core modules

Process Safety Management and Loss Prevention; Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment; Hazards in Process Plant Design and Operation; Dissertation
(for MSc).

Examples of optional modules

Process Plant Reliability and Maintainability; Human Error and Human Behaviour; Applied Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP); Safety in Nuclear Operations; Computer Control: Safe Practice; Process Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry; Process Safety in the Pharmaceutical, Food and Consumer Products.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on assignments for each module, and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Contact us for current information on available scholarships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
MSc (Eng) Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time October 2016 GBP 20,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
Diploma Full-time October 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 7573