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Safety is critical to many industries but none more so than the energy industry where many areas of process safety have drawn knowledge and undrstanding and which many industries learn from. We bring a depth of kowledge and understanding to assess risk when operating in highly sensitive industries where there may be highly volotile substances or actions being performed.

You develop advanced skills and knowledge of operational safety, risk management upstream oil and gas processing, loss of containment, fluid dynamics, plant, layout, human factors and more. We have developed this distinctive programme with leading IChemE industries for anyone with a Chemical Engineering, Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering background, or good chemical/chemistry knowledge. We offer you over 40 years experience as a key centres for safety engineering drawing on our neighbouring energy industries in Aberdeen.

Courses include: Process Risk Identification and Management, Upstream Oil and Gas Processing, Loss of Containment, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Applied Risk Analysis and Management, Process Plant Equipment and Operations, Process Design Layout and Materials, Human Factors Engineering, and your research project


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • We offer nearly 50 years oil and gas experience across the supply chain with expertise and research in safety, risk and process design. We are located in the heart of the industry in the city and collaborate with the industry to ensure relevant skllls and knowledge at advanced level.
  • You can attend our seminars and events and industry events held in the city. Our graduates are employed in successful careers which rely on strong understanding of process safety in a range of engineering and sector areas including oil and gas.

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  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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full time
12 months
part time
27 months

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