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Safety and Reliability Engineering ISS, MSc (Online)

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University of Aberdeen offers long standing advanced learning and research of safety and reliability engineering alongside the oil and gas industry. The city hosts the European hub of the energy industry located in the city. The online programme is enhanced by tutorials, technical reports, presentations, group projects, and industry lectures.

The energy industry has historically provided immense rewards and immense challenges in terms of infrastructure development in very challenging environments. Over time there have been many learning points as a result of process which did not address the challenge sufficiently resulting in new standards of safety, assessing risk and managing the challenges presented in mineral extraction. The industry has come a long way since its start in Aberdeen in the 1970s. University of Aberdeen has acquired this knowledge and research to work with industry and train the next Safety and Reliability Engineers to continuously improve safety. This programme is highly regarded and world renowned due to its links to the oil and gas industry.

The programme is ideal if you are from an engineering, physics or mathematics background but it is also relevant to you if you studied stress analysis and thermodynamics with experience from the industry. The added value of this programme is that you can apply the discipline to other industries such as nuclear, defence, transport, aerospace, manufacturing and process industries, making you more employable and allowing wider scope for career options at graduation. You learn online and part time to help you fit learning around other activities and learn anywhere in the world where you can connect to the programme and learning facilities online.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Fundamental Safety Engineering, and Risk Management Concepts
  • Statistics and Probability for Safety, Reliability and Quality
  • Fire and Explosion Engineering
  • Subsea Integrity

Semester 2

  • Advanced Methods for Risk and Reliability Assessments
  • Applied Risk Analysis and Management
  • Process Design, Layout and Materials
  • Human Factors Engineering

Semester 3

  • Safety Engineering Project

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • This is a highly regarded programme by the industry which is informed by the energy industry in Aberdeen city
  • Aberdeen is at the heart of the European and world oil and gas industry with many multinational FTS 100 companies located in the city
  • This is a world class programme which informs the Lloyds Register Foundation Centre for Safety and Reliability Engineering
  • You are taught by industry professionals with worldwide industry experience

Where you study

  • Online
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • 5 Months or 27 Months
  • September or January start
  • There is an online programme available from University of Aberdeen

International Student Fees

  • International
  • Scotland and EU
  • Other UK
  • View the programme page to find out more about fees

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Entry Requirements and Study Support

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