SENG 310/680: Industrial Hygiene Engineering
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.
SENG 312/674: System Safety Engineering
System Safety Engineering focuses on development of a safety oriented pattern of thinking and a holistic approach. The tools that will be gained in this course will be helpful in recognizing, understanding, and analyzing hazards; and assessing risks in contemporary complex systems. Areas included are (1) Hazard analysis and risk assessment, (2) Human error and human reliability, and (3) Safety management.
SENG 430 – CHEN 430: Risk Analysis Safety Engineering
This course provides the opportunity to learn about risk, the applications of risk involved with industrial activities, and how to practice risk-informed decision-making and risk management. Because engineering is a decision-making enterprise, a decision-making way of thinking is used throughout the course.
SENG 422/677: Fire Protection Engineering
Fire Protection design concepts and considerations for chemical, petrochemical, and hydrocarbon processing facilities. Special attention given to fire hazard analysis, fire risk assessment, fire protection features, and emergency response. Specific Fire Protection design considerations are studied for the various types of facilities and processes.
SENG 321/670: Industrial Safety Engineering
The course emphasizes the various safety related issues that arise in industrial settings, including health, security, and environmental factors. A broad array of topics will be addressed including performance measurement and regulatory requirements, as well as the handling of toxic/flammable/explosive materials, fire protection, personal protective equipment, emergency response, and accident investigations. Design aspects are included to reduce hazards, and resolve noise and ventilation issues. While the material emphasizes industrial settings, construction and office environments are also covered.
SENG 455/655 – CHEN 455/655: Process Safety Engineering
This course is concerned with all aspects of Chemical Process Safety and Loss Prevention. Process Safety differs from Personnel Safety (or Industrial Hygiene), in that it is concerned primarily with the identification of potential hazards and hazardous conditions associated with the processes and equipment involved in the Chemical Process Industries, and methods of predicting the possible severity of these hazards and presenting, controlling, or mitigating them.
SENG 460/660 – CHEN 460/660: Quantitative Risk Analysis in Safety Engineering
This course provides the opportunity to learn about risk, the applications of risk involved with
industrial activities, and how to practice risk-informed decision-making and risk management.
Because engineering is a decision-making enterprise, a decision-making way of thinking is used throughout the course.
Risk analysis consists of identifying, characterizing, reducing, managing, and informing others about the nature, magnitude, probability, and uncertainty of possible events. Therefore, an understanding of methods and tools to represent and quantify uncertain events is essential. These tools include the models and methods of probability to quantify uncertain events and statistics to evaluate data and calculate model parameters for up-to-date system reliability estimates. Quantification of risk and estimation or prevision of potential failure occurrences is essential for all risk analysis applications.
Quantitative risk assessment and good decision-making based on risk assessment is increasingly needed for design, manufacturing, operation, management, and regulations. The risk analysis approach facilitates evaluation of calculations and results so that the benefits and costs of each decision alternative can be weighed and balanced. Open discussion and analysis of decision can help to improve the organization safety culture based on good risk management and also to increase public confidence in plant leadership.