M.Sc. Post Master programme in Risk engineering

INSA Toulouse - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées

Application deadline: July
Tuition fee:
  • € 8,100 / Year (EEA)
  • € 8,100 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 13 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The objective of this new autumn semester is to offer courses in English dealing with generic aspects of risk management including concepts of risk as well as risk analysis (identification and estimation), treatment, communication and management systems. The second part deals with applications in specific domains: process safety, dependability of computing systems, toxicological risks for human health and environment, natural and technological risks for construction, risk associated with electromagnetic fields and electricity. This second part does not require deep knowledge of each domain as an introduction to useful skills will be supplied. A large part of the lectures is provided by professionals.


Part A - Generic knowledge
o Risk management overview (3 ECTS): Notion of Risk;
Risk identification, estimation, treatment, communication
and consultation; Standards 30 h
o Systemic risk analysis (4 ECTS): Notion of system and
associated risks ; Methods for risk analysis; Errors and error
propagation modelling; Standards 50 h
o Systemic risk treatment (3 ECTS): Prevention techniques;
Protection techniques; other approaches;
Standards 30 h
o Safety management system (3 ECTS): Risk management
policy, process and system; Assessment of risk management
system; Standards 30 h
o Legal and human factors in risk management (3 ECTS):
Laws and regulations; Human and organisational factors;
Communication and consultation
Integrated approach 40 h
Part B - Application fields
For each domain, lectures will share the same framework: hazard
identification; risk estimation; prevention and protection methods;
Considered domains:
o Process safety (3 ECTS) 40 h
o Toxicological risks for human health (3 ECTS) 34 h
o Environmental risks associated with toxic products (3 ECTS) 42 h
o Natural and technological risks for construction (3 ECTS) 40 h
o Dependability of computing systems (3 ECTS) 26 h
o Risks associated with electromagnetic radiation (3 ECTS) 30 h
o Safety of electrical systems (2 ECTS) 15 h
Part C - Professional skills
Professional development and skills / French language (4 ECTS) 40 h
Conferences (2 ECTS) 20 h
Project (2ECTS) 13 h


o Master 2 or equivalent degree,
Master 1 with at least 3 years´
professional experience
o Under certain conditions:
Master 1 without professional
experience or lower degree with
professional experience
recognized by VAE


Candidates will be selected after
examination of their application
form and an interview:
applications can be submitted
from February to July 15th
o 2 recruitment sessions starting
May 15th
o Third session in September if
places are still available

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