Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering MSc


Key information

Qualification type


Subject areas

Reliability / Quality Engineering Risk Management

Course type


Course summary

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of safety, risk and reliability engineering in both a qualitative and quantitative manner, and to develop the skills to apply this understanding; the course will also introduce students to recent developments in analytical techniques, e.g. computer modelling of risk, reliability and safety problems.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 - 7 years

Start date



Risk Assessment and Safety Management - Core

This courses aims to give students an appreciation of risk from individual and societal perspectives as well as understanding the basic principles of risk assessment and modelling and how safety management works in practice. This is semester 1 module.

Environmental Impact Assessment - Core

This module provides the candidate with the knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes of the Environmental Impact Assessment. By the end of the course, the student should be familiar with the European EIA legislation and its translation into the Scottish planning system, and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the EIA process, the tools and the agents involved in an EIA and the possible problems with using EIA as a decision making tool. This is semester 2 module.

Fire Safety, Explosions and Process Safety - Core

This module introduce students to the basic principles of fire safety science and engineering, and develops skills in associated modelling leading to an understanding of principal fire/explosion related issues in process safety. This is semester 2 module.

Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course £1050 per module

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

For this course £1050 per module

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

For MSc level entry applicants must have a minimum of 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For Postgraduate Diploma level entry applicants must have a 3rd Class Honours Degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area plus 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification; cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree plus 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation. If English is not the applicant’s 1st language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.