Safety, Risk And Reliability Engineering (Distance Learning Only), M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    930
    Tuition (Year)
    930
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Heriot-Watt University ,
Risk has become a key concept in modern society. Growing concern about the environment and a number of disasters have served to focus attention on the hazards and risks involved in a wide range of activities from offshore oil production to rail and air transport; from the design of football stadia to the operation of chemical plants and environmental protection.
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About

Today there is a wide range of techniques available to assess risk and reliability, both in relation to safety and in the wider sense. These techniques now underpin new legislation on safety and have relevance over a broad spectrum of activities, including environmental and other systems, where risk and reliability are key concerns.

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.

Programme Structure

Course Choice
  • Risk Assessment and Safety Management
  • Systems Reliability
  • Learning from Disasters
  • Safety, Risk and Reliability
  • Fire Safety, Explosions and Process Safety
  • Data Analysis and Simulation
  • Human Factors Methods
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
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English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, well need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:

  • 2 semesters English (for IELTS of 4.5-5.0);
  • 12 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5*-6.0). (*minimum 5.5 reading and writing)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 930 International
  • GBP 930 EU/EEA

Funding

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