The Master of Science in Safety Engineering is an advanced academic programme comprising a total of 60 ECTS. The programme consists of a group of common compulsory courses (23 ECTS) and a group of option-based courses (22 ECTS each).
The participant selects one of two options:
- Process Safety
Each option contains a number of compulsory courses (16 ECTS) and elective courses (6 ECTS). In addition, students complete a Master's thesis (15 ECTS).
The entire programme can be completed in one year of full-time study. However, to facilitate the participation of active professionals, the programme can also be followed on a two-year, part-time basis. To accommodate these participants, lectures are held during the academic year on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning.
Participants interested in the mainly technical aspects of safety are encouraged to select the Process Safety option, which is geared towards the study of safe and reliable plant operation. Courses for this option are taught exclusively in English, opening it up to an international audience.
The Prevention option includes non-technical aspects and routinely refers to the local Belgian context. This option leads to the "Certificaat Preventieadviseur Niveau 1" as defined by Belgian law. Part of the teaching for this option will be in Dutch.
International Student Requirements:
Qualification requirements: Holders of an academic Master degree in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry), a Master degree in Engineering (including Architecture) or in Bioscience Engineering, or a Master degree in Nautical Sciences are admitted to the programme. Others may be admitted based on a review of their academic curriculum and professional experience.Language requirements. Candidates should have a good oral and written command of English, and (except for native speakers) are required to demonstrate their proficiency when applying to the programme. Candidates choosing the option 'Prevention' are required to have a good knowledge of oral and written Dutch.