Masters degrees in Safety Engineering equip postgraduates with the skills to build structures safely and effectively, through the development of safe materials and engineering procedures.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Engineering subject.
The purpose of these courses is to encourage your understanding of the importance of reliability engineering, loss prevention and sustainability across a wide range of industry applications. From nuclear energy to defence, transport to manufacturing, safety procedures are essential to engineering practise.
It is to this end that you will investigate the fundamental principles of current practise in Safety Engineering, including an analysis of risk management concepts including policy, best practise and quality assurance.
A key part of these degrees is learning to prevent injury or sickness. As a result, you will examine current legislation and regulation of health and safety procedures.
Careers include assurance monitoring on behalf of agencies and regulative authorities, health and safety regulation for local authorities, as well as consultancy and service training.