MASc – Safety and Risk Engineering

Course Details


MASc – Safety and Risk Engineering

Program Overview:

Safety and risk concerns are of paramount importance in a wide variety of complex engineering activities such as offshore operations, petroleum refining and mineral processing.

Today, there is a wide range of techniques available to assess safety, risk and reliability, both in relation to design as well as day-to-day operations.

The use of these techniques is now an integral part of safety-related regulations of hazardous facilities and operations.

Memorial University's MASc. and graduate diploma programs in safety and risk engineering are designed to give a thorough understanding of these techniques and their application to a variety of real-world problems.

The discipline is the only one of its kind in Canada.

It aims to provide students with a good grounding in safety and risk engineering in both a qualitative and quantitative manner, and to develop the skills to apply this understanding.

The programs will also introduce students to recent developments in analytical techniques, such as computer modelling of risk, reliability and safety problems, dynamic risk analysis, etc.

The programs are intended for, though not limited to, working professionals to advance their understanding and skill related to safety and risk engineering.

The knowledge acquired through the programs will enhance the skills of engineers in the process industries, oil and gas service and operating companies, mineral processing, engineering consultants and government services.

The programs build around the knowledge and understanding of accident modelling, process and offshore safety issues.

Engineering and human factors associated with the safety and risk assessment will also be covered.

There is no thesis requirement for the MASc. and graduate diploma programs.

The following topics will be covered in detail in different courses of the programs:

  • Accident modelling
  • Process safety
  • Electrostatic hazards and their prevention
  • Safety instrumented system
  • Offshore safety
  • Fire and explosion engineering
  • Emergency situation assessment and management
  • Human factor assessment
  • Reliability assessment
  • Structural safety and integrity assessment
  • Quantitative risk assessment and management
  • Probabilistic risk modeling and its application in safety and structure design
  • Environment risk assessment
  • Risk-based asset integrity assessment and management
  • Risk-based safety measure design
  • Program requirements

Fee for the 2 Years: C$26000

Admission requirements: 
Relevant Bachelor Degree with the CGPA of 2.8/ 68%
2 Recommendation Letters from Professors
1 English Proficiency Letter (Medium of Instruction)
Updated Resume / CV
SOP- Statement of Purpose
IELTS Overall 6.5 (Optional)
Application Fee of C$ 120
Application deadlines:    April 1 For Fall/September
August 1 For Winter/January
Fee for the 2 Years: C$26000


  • Institute

    Memorial University

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  • Study Area