Taught course

Safety and Reliability Engineering

University of Aberdeen · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Recent engineering graduates with a good Honours Degree, or practicing engineers with two years relevant industrial experience, or science graduates with two years experience in an engineering field.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme develops graduate engineers to progress to a career in safety and reliability engineering and risk management. These topics are not adequately covered at undergraduate level and there is a continuing high demand for people with specialist knowledge in these areas. This is partly a result of the new legal requirements to assess and control industrial risks to people and the environment, and partly because of the need to create high integrity engineering systems in many industries - for example, in the offshore, nuclear, transport, aerospace and process industries. The needs are global.

The programme is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT).

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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Admissions Unit
+44 (0)1224 272515