Postgraduate

NUS8102 : Safety Engineering and Loss Prevention

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

Course can be offered as CPD course.

This module aims to provide students with the fundamental principles and concepts of how physical and chemical hazards can lead to catastrophic failure and safety hazards. The module equips students with the competency to design, engineer and operate inherently safer plants.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       Chemicals – reactivity, auto-ignitibility, toxicity and flammability
2.       Chemical reactions - exothermic reactions, reactivity and runaway reactions
3.       Particles and dust emission and explosion
4.       Fire and Explosion Modelling
5.       Pressure hazards and pressure relief
6.       Probits
7.       Inherently safer engineering design and operations
8.       Plant layout and emergency response

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion135:0035:00A1 coursework including background research
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture182:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Closed-book exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching131:0013:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study181:0018:00Lecture follow-up
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study182:0036:00Tutorial preparation
Total150:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching is mainly via lectures and tutorial with small group discussions during class. This is complemented with self-study and preparation of tutorial solutions, coursework, class test and final examination in order to provide feedback on student learning. Teaching materials are made available to the students online in order for self-study and preparation in their own pace. Tutorial classes enable students to ask questions and clarify any doubts.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M40Coursework of 2000 words in length
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written exam enables students to demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge and skills learnt to solving engineering problems. Coursework assignment provide students more time to think about larger problem and provide engineering solutions to it and present it in a written report.

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