Short courses for industry

Gain hands-on practical experience, update your knowledge of safety regulations and learn from industrial experts.

Chemical engineering MSc student

Our highly-regarded short courses have been developed and are delivered by:

  • professionals at here at the University of Sheffield
  • the Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • the Health and Safety Executive
  • a range of commercial consultancies

This combination of knowledge and expertise ensures the highest academic standards. You'll be taught by the best - to be the best.  

Who are the short courses for?

These courses have been designed for those employed in the process industries and are suitable for:

  • site/plant managers
  • process safety managers/engineers
  • process engineers
  • process chemists
  • shift supervisors
  • safety professionals

Fees

Fees are £1,500 per course.

Discounts are available for alumni (from the MSc Process Safety and Loss Prevention course), University of Sheffield students and multiple bookings.

Dates

Most courses are around four days long. Upcoming dates are listed below.

How to apply

Get in touch to let us know which course/s you're interested in:

Courses

Short course for industry

Instrumented Systems and Functional Safety

Safety instrumented systems play an important part in the minimisation of risk. The functional safety standards were developed to provide a robust framework for the management of these systems throughout their life, thereby minimising failures in this critical layer of protection.

  • 16–19 March 2020
Short course for industry

Process Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry

The module will describe how techniques covered on the rest of the course are applied to process safety issues specific to the oil and gas industry. Within the oil industry, it will cover process safety in exploration, production, refining, distribution, marketing and retail operations.

  • 6–9 April 2020
Short course for industry

Process Safety in the Chemical Industry

A wide range of chemical hazards are examined at a fundamental level and the likely harm caused to humans, chemical plant and environment arising from these is quantified. In each case, the methods adopted for identifying and reducing hazards is developed and auditing tools are described as a means of self-regulation.

  • 27–30 April 2020
Short course for industry

Process Safety in the Pharmaceutical, Food and Consumer Products Industries

The module will describe how techniques covered on the rest of the course are appliedfood to process safety issues specific to the pharmaceutical, food and consumer product industries.

  • 27–30 April 2020
Short course for industry

Safety in Nuclear Operations

The nuclear industry has a history dating back to the 1950s and its profile today is a reflection of this long historical legacy as well as the present day needs which are shaping its future.

  • 30 March–2 April 2020
Short course for industry

Process Safety Management and Loss Prevention

This course gives you the skills to ensure your plant is reliable, available and efficiently maintained. You'll be introduced to qualitative and quantitative analysis of maintainability as well as the basic concepts, techniques and potential of reliability engineering.

  • 7–10 October 2019
Short course for industry

Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment

The ability to full understand all the hazards associated with modern chemical/processing plant is vital, this course gives you an introduction to the tools needed for hazard analysis and risk assessment.

  • 28–31 October 2019
Short course for industry

Hazards in Process Plant design and Operation

This course focuses on all aspects of process safety across the lifecycle from concept, detailed design, construction, start-up, operation, maintenance and decommissioning.

  • 25–28 November 2019
Short course for industry

Process Plant Reliability and Maintainability

Time and money are wasted by ineffective running of process plants. This course gives you the toolbox you need to help you make sure your plant is reliable, available and efficiently maintained.

  • 10–13 February 2020
Short course for industry

Applied Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP)

How can you control hazards in the workplace? The Hazard and Operability study (HAZOP) is an excellent risk assessment tool that enables you to identify hazards and reduce associated risks.

  • 16–19 December 2019
Short course for industry

Human Error and Human Behaviour

Behavioural safety is fast becoming the number one priority for industry today. The majority of industrial incidents are caused by human error. This course concentrates on how human error and behaviour affect the design and running of industrial processes.

  • 27–30 January 2020