University of Leuven

Safety Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    6000
    Tuition (Year)
    6000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The Master of Safety Engineering at University of Leuven meets the existing needs and growing demands for safety experts coming from society and industry. The programme will prepare you to improve and realise safety in many different areas.

About

The Safety Engineering programme at University of Leuven trains you in prevention policy and safety management systems, the safety of products, processes, and installations, qualitative risk analysis techniques, and fire and explosion safety.

What is the Master of Safety Engineering about? 

The Master of Safety Engineering will prepare you to improve and realise safety in many different areas. The programme trains you in prevention policy and safety management systems, the safety of products, processes, and installations, qualitative risk analysis techniques, and fire and explosion safety. You’ll obtain detailed knowledge of technical and managerial process safety concepts with regard to the whole life cycle of a production plant, and risk evaluations based on qualitative and quantitative methods. 

Career perspectives

In many countries, there is a permanent and growing need for scientists and engineers who are knowledgeable and trained at the academic level in the field of safety engineering and safety management. This is due to the increasing complexity of industrial production processes and the growing number of rules and regulations both in Europe and internationally.

Graduates of the Master of Science in Safety Engineering programme find employment in small national and large multinational industrial companies at home and abroad or are employed in private and/or governmental organisations. Such organisations need experts with the ability to conduct research, carry out analyses, and perform inspections, monitoring and certification in the broad field of safety.

Moreover, in some countries (including Belgium), companies beyond a certain size dealing with specific risks are required by law to hire or even employ a certified prevention advisor. This certification can be acquired through the Prevention option of the Master of Science in Safety Engineering (Certificaat Preventieadviseur Niveau 1).

Programme Structure

Compulsory Courses:

  • Explosion Safety
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis Techniques
  • Safety of Chemical and Biological Products and of Chemical Processes
  • Safety Aspects of Industrial Installations
  • Prevention Policy and Safety Management Systems
For more info please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Core documents

  • PDF scans of your diplomas and transcripts of academic records
  • PDF scan of the translation of your diploma and official transcripts
  • English Proficiency Certificate
  • PDF of the proof of payment of the application fee made either via bank transfer or via credit card
  • PDF scan of the identity page of your passport
  • PDF of your motivation letter
  • PDF of your CV

Additional documents

  • Recommendation Letters
  • Mainland Chinese citizens who do not hold a non-Chinese degree, need to submit an APS certificate
  • Applicants for the International scholar status at KU Leuven must upload the PDF scan of a proof of enrolment at their home university.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 6000 International
  • EUR 6000 EU/EEA


Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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