Course Descriptions

The following safety engineering courses are part of the Safety Engineering Program that is designed to guide integration of safety principles with engineering practices. Also these courses provide credit toward a Safety Engineering Certificate and an MS in Safety Engineering.

309. Radiological Safety. (3-0). Credit 3.

Interactions of nuclear radiations with matter and biological systems; theory and practice of radiation dosimetry as applied to radiation protection; design and application of radiation dosimetry systems for personnel monitoring, area radiation monitoring, and accident situation; includes external and internal dosimetry as well as long-term risk analysis. Prerequisite: NUEN 302. Cross-listed with NUEN 309.

310. Industrial Hygiene Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3. II

Application of scientific and engineering principles in the selection and design of control systems related to chemical, physical and ergonomic exposures in the process and manufacturing industries; relationships of criteria, analysis, and specifications for the assessment and control of occupational related illnesses. Prerequisites: CHEM 107; MATH 308; PHYS 208; or approval of instructor.

312. System Safety Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3. II

Application of system safety analytical techniques to the design process; emphasis on the management of a system safety or product safety program; relationship with other disciplines such as reliability, maintainability, human factors, and product liability applications. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

313. Product Safety Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3. I

Application of engineering principles to control hazards affecting the safety of manufactured products; statistical concepts applied to analysis and prediction of product failure; responsibilities of designer, manufacturer, distributor, and user; design criteria for system modification; case studies. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

321. Industrial Safety Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3. I

Concepts of designing, operating and maintaining optimally safe systems, risk management, economic impact, legislation, performance measurement and accident investigation/analysis; principles and practices in industrial hygiene engineering, fire protection engineering, and introduction to systems safety engineering. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

422. Fire Protection Engineering (3-0). Credits 3.

Fire protection design concepts and considerations for chemical, petrochemical and hydrocarbon processing facilities.  Special attention given to fire hazard analysis, fire risk assesment, fire protection features, and emergency response.  Specifice fire protection design considerations are studied  for the various types of facilities and processes.  Prerequisite:  Instructor approval

424. System Safety Analysis and Design. (1-6). Credit 3. II

Individual or group system safety engineering analysis and design project including statement of problem, systems analysis, alternate solutions and systems design; formal technical reports required. Prerequisites: SENG 310, 312, 321.

430. Risk Analysis in Safety Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3.

Concepts of risk and risk assessment, which uses all available information to provide a foundation for risk-informed and cost-effective engineering practices; examples and exercises are drawn from a variety of engineering areas. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification. Cross-listed with SENG 430.

439. Ergonomics Design. (1-6). Credit 3.

Capstone design course emphasizing the analysis and design of job requirements, workplace arrangements, material handling devices/systems and machine controls which improve the human workplace; integrates knowledge gained from all required industrial engineering courses in a system design project; for students in their final semester of undergraduate studies. Prerequisites: INEN 404 and 430.

455. Process Safety Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II

Applications of engineering principles to process safety and hazards analysis, mitigation, and prevention, with special emphasis on the chemical process industries; includes source modeling for leakage rates, dispersion, analysis, relief valve sizing, fire and explosion damage analysis, hazards identification, risk analysis, accident investigations. Prerequisite: Senior classification in any engineering major. Cross-listed with CHEN 455.

460. Quantitative Risk Analysis in Safety Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3.

Fundamental concepts, techniques, and applications of risk analysis and risk-informed decision making for engineering students; practical uses of probabilistic methods are demonstrated in exercises and case studies from diverse engineering areas. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate classification. Cross-listed with SENG 460.

477. Air Pollution Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3. I

Design of air pollution abatement equipment and systems to include cyclones, bag filters and scrubbers; air pollution regulations; permitting; dispersion modeling; National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Prerequisite: ENGR 214 or equivalent. Cross-listed with BAEN 477 and MEEN 477.

485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S

Permits students to develop special projects in industrial hygiene engineering, safety engineering or fire protection engineering. Project must be approved by department head.

The Safety Engineering Program is administered by the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center.