Taught course

Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For PG conversion programmes, non-cognate degrees will be considered. Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc/PG Diploma programme in Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering 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.

Delivered only by Independent Distance Learning (IDL) this programme is ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family.

Information for international students

University, DfID and British Council scholarships may be applied for. English courses may be arranged. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to the website
International students
Please refer to the website

If English is not the applicant’s first language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24-84 months

PGDip

distance learning
24-84 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation25

Course contact details

Name
Dr Pauline Thompson
Email
P.Thompson@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 451 4417
Fax
+44 (0)131 451 5078