MSc(Eng) PG Diploma
2021 start

Process Safety and Loss Prevention

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Enhance your skills in process safety, loss prevention and risk assessment to prepare you for a career in the oil and gas, chemical, nuclear and pharmaceutical industries.
Process safety researchers

Course description

Whether you’re already working in the field or just starting out, this course will deepen your understanding and equip you with skills and expertise in process safety, loss prevention and risk assessment. You’ll be ready for a career in the oil and gas, chemical, nuclear and pharmaceutical industries, or with any of the consultancies that service them.

Full time or part time

This course is available full time over a year, or part time over two or three years. Each module can be taken as a short course – useful if you’re already working in industry. Part-time students need to complete all modules within two years. You can take an extra third year to complete your dissertation if you need to – we won’t charge fees for that year. Apply now

Accreditation

Accredited by the the Institution of Chemical Engineers

Modules

Core modules

  • Introduction to Process Safety and Loss Prevention
  • Leadership and Management of Process Safety
  • Hazards and Protection
  • Human Error and Human Behaviour
  • Process Safety in Chemicals, Pharma and Fine Chemicals Industries
  • Process Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Major Hazard and Emergency Planning
  • Instrumented Systems and Functional Safety
  • Dissertation (for MSc)

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

We use a mixture of lessons and discussions, real-life case studies, workshops and hands-on computer sessions.

Assessment

Continuous assessment is based on assignments for each module, and a dissertation.

Duration

  • MSc(Eng): 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
  • Diploma: 9 months full-time

Student profile

Group of Chemical and Biological Engineering postgraduates at a table with laptop

What I like most about my course is that it’s totally applied to industry: it’s very practical and the lecturers have a lot of industry experience. I love that with my work I can avoid big accidents occurring and save lives and the environment.

Sandra Catalina Prieto Marin

MSc(Eng) Process Safety and Loss Prevention

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in science, technology or engineering.

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

International pathway programmes

If you're an international student and don’t meet our entry requirements, we offer a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering programme through the University of Sheffield International College. The programme develops your knowledge of your chosen subject, introduces you to vital study skills and provides additional support to reach the English language level for the course, should you need it.

Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Fees and funding

Contact us for current information on available scholarships.

Apply

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

Apply now

Contact

cbe-msc@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7500

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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