Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering MSc

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Reliability / Quality Engineering Risk Management

Course type

Taught

Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.

Risk has become a key concept in modern society. Growing concern about the environment and a number of disasters have served to focus attention on the hazards and risks involved in a wide range of activities from offshore oil production to rail and air transport; from the design of football stadia to the operation of chemical plants and environmental protection. Today there is a wide range of techniques available to assess risk and reliability, both in relation to safety and in the wider sense. These techniques now underpin new legislation on safety and have relevance over a broad spectrum of activities, including environmental and other systems, where risk and reliability are key concerns. This course is designed to give a thorough understanding of these techniques and experience of their application to a variety of real-world problems. It 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 programme will also introduce students to recent developments in analytical techniques, e.g. computer modelling of risk, reliability and safety problems. This programme is ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. Students receive comprehensive materials for each course through an online Virtual Learning Environment.

Different course options
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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

7 years

Start date

JAN

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.

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.

Data Analysis and Simulation - Core

This module develops knowledge of statistical data analysis and its application in engineering and science and introduces the concepts of using simulation techniques for analysis of complex systems. It also teaches linear optimisation techniques and the ability to apply them to solve simple problems. 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.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.

For MSc level entry applicants must have a 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.