Courses

These are course descriptions for the required core courses as well as the available safety engineering electives.

Core Courses:
SENG 655 – Process Safety Engineering (3 credits)
Applications of engineering principles to process hazards analysis including source and dispersion modeling, emergency relief systems, fire and explosion prevention and mitigation, hazard identification, risk assessment, process safety management, etc.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Cross-listed with CHEN 655.
 
SENG 670 – Industrial Safety Engineering (3 credits)
General concepts and techniques of safety engineering upon which more detailed and advanced applications may be based; applications of safety engineering principles to industrial and commercial systems; the concept of designing optimally safe systems.

 
SENG 660 – Quantitative Risk Analysis (3 credits)
Fundamental concepts, techniques and applications of quantitative risk analysis and risk-informed decision making for students in all engineering fields. Practical uses of probabilistic methods are demonstrated in exercises and case studies from diverse engineering areas.
Cross-listed with CHEN 660
 
STAT 601 – Statistics (4 credits)
For students in engineering, physical and mathematical sciences. Introduction to probability, probability distributions and statistical inference; hypotheses testing; introduction to methods of analysis such as tests of independence, regression, analysis of variance with some consideration of planned experimentation.
 
SENG 677 – Fire Protection Engineering (3 credits)
Theory of combustion, characteristics of flammables, fire resistance, fire spread, fire protection principles, public and private fire service organization and equipment; automatic extinguishing systems. Fires protection analysis and design projects.
 
Safety Engineering Elective Courses:
SENG 674 – System Safety Engineering (3 credits)
Current system safety engineering analysis techniques; failure mode and effect and fault tree analysis. Engineering economic analysis is reviewed to develop skills for the safety engineer in presenting alternate solutions to management.
 
SENG 680 – Industrial Hygiene (3 credits)
Recognition of environmental stresses present in man-machine-environment systems and the effect of these stresses on human performance, safety and health; chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological exposures, manufacturing systems, materials and operations.
 
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