Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Safety Engineering and Loss Prevention

How to design, engineer and operate inherently safer plants.

Develop an in-depth understanding of how physical and chemical hazards can lead to catastrophic failure and safety hazards.

You'll be able to describe the properties of chemicals and physical conditions that can lead to safety hazards.

You'll understand reaction mechanisms. You'll find out how these can run out of control leading to catastrophic failure and safety hazards.

You'll also understand the complex behaviour of particles and how they can lead to dust explosion.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes at Newcastle University in Singapore, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students. If you elect to study the full Masters' programme after completing the module, this is an available option for you.

Course dates
  • Monday 1 February - Friday 18 June 2021 (duration 49 hours): dates not confirmed

Teaching is delivered in the evenings.

To find out more and book a place, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.

Objectives and Outline

Safety Engineering and Loss Prevention

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • identify and evaluate potential hazards when designing or operating a particular type of plant
  • synthesise engineering designs and operation conditions to ensure inherently safer engineering operations
  • analyse and identify potential hazardous conditions and design methods to ensure safer operations

You'll be able to:

  • evaluate the need for change
  • apply safety engineering concepts to ensure operating conditions are within safety requirements

You'll be able to demonstrate quantitative calculation and methodology skills. Your new knowledge will allow you to approach and solve complex problems.

Course Outline

  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.
Course dates
  • Monday 1 February - Friday 18 June 2021 (duration 49 hours): dates not confirmed

Teaching is delivered in the evenings.

To find out more and book a place, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.

Further Information

Safety Engineering and Loss Prevention

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code NUS8102) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Safety Engineering and Loss Prevention

Presenters

Newcastle University
Academic Professionals
  • Dr Shaik Salim

Fees

Safety Engineering and Loss Prevention

Fees

  • Safety Engineering and Loss Prevention
    • Please contact us for information about fees

The course fee includes tuition and course materials.

Contact the team in Singapore for information about cancellation and refund of fees.

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment usually attracts an additional fee. Delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. More details are available from the Singapore team.

To find out more and book a place, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.