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• Practical guidance and feedback from experts from around the world
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in the industry
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• Global networking contacts in the industry
• Improved career choices and income
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master of engineering (safety. risk and reliability)

A powerful force is driving industrial growth and change, and it’s only getting stronger. That force?
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exploration and processing, less waste, smarter products and of course, all at lower costs. All these As part of the incredible value we have
demands spotlight uncertainty, and how we need to manage uncertainty through engineering, science and built into this program, you also receive:
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• Safety Systems and Risk Management is an introduction to the life-cycle approach to analysis, design
and operational management. It defines the scope and reach of systems safety, and defines
terminology and constructs vital for engineering practice.
• Incident and Accident Investigation encourages a wider, deeper perspective on disasters, and equips
participants with a range of investigation techniques that seek the multiple contributing factors behind
unplanned events. In doing so, it frames an approach to learning from failures – a powerful approach to
design and development activities.
• Health, Safety and Environment Management critically examines legislative and society forces in
regulating industrial practice. The scientific view of risk is contrasted with human values of dread, and
situates the engineer at the crux of communication opportunities.
• Human Factors Engineering is essentially the craft of balancing technology with people, and it is
underpinned by a theoretical framework of human capabilities and limitations and specific tools to
enhance engineering analysis.
• Safety Systems is a functionally unified approach to systematic analysis, with logic, deconstruction
and probabilistic approaches to measurement and assurance.
• Process Safety examines the technical approaches to recognising and valuing hazards, and the
quantitative manner in which they can be controlled through process design.
• The Safety Cycle examines threshold concepts to describe acceptability, tolerability and cost-benefit.
• Data Analysis and Statistics provides the underpinning for all risk computations.
• Asset Integrity and Management addresses the life-cycle activities underpinning reliability through
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inspections, testing and maintenance. Methodology
• Fire science and land use are examined in Fire, Explosions and Facility Planning.
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• Reliability Engineering focuses on modelling – especially systems dynamics, configurations and
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Risk and Reliability) are automatically • Recognition – With the internationalization of education. technicians. ensuring that you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are Graduates from EIT’s Master of Engineering valued by employers around the world. delivering practical short programs to organization for chemical engineering well over 500. professionals and anyone involved with the • Experience – Our lecturers are recruited from the top engineers/lecturers in process industries. and gives them the opportunity to stand out from Professional Process Safety Engineer. safety. the International Society of Automation is a leading. • free copy and/or online access to The ISA is one of the foremost professional organizations in the world for setting Chemical Engineer magazine standards and educating industry professionals in automation. ISA has been acknowledged as the expert source for automation and control systems will be encouraged to continue to work towards consensus industry standards. assisting engineers. not just a ‘book on the web’. • Support – You will have the constant support of a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the Benefits enjoyed by Associate Members duration of your studies.000 engineers and technicians. As an Associate Member (Process Safety) you Since 1949. the crowd. attaining the minimum required levels for ISA provides leadership and education in the professions that it serves. in keeping pace with the rapidly changing industry. and profitability. with extensive real engineering experience in industry. Prevention Special Interest Group Over 150 standards reflect the knowledge from more than 4. please contact eit@eit. and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals to gain access to Member (Process Safety) in order to become a the latest product developments and industry knowledge. as long as background may need to show additional you have an Internet connection. while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. IDC Technologies. ISA Standards help • free membership of the Safety & Loss automation professionals streamline processes and improve industry safety. To apply. IDC has been operating for over 20 is the global professional membership years. Professional Process Safety Engineer. Live webinars and online remote laboratories provide an relevant work-based experience in process interactive.000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical Bulletin • recognition – once your application is • Perspective – EIT is global in its reach. EIT’s current students join from over 100 countries giving accepted you can use the AMIChemE you a truly international perspective of industry. IChemE has over 44. including the emerging their fields. If you have the appropriate qualifications and Furthermore. efficiency. master of engineering (safety. (Process Safety) postnominal • access to information and support to become a Professional Process Safety Engineer (MIChemE) About the International Society of Automation (ISA) • discounts on continuing professional development process safety training Founded in 1945. non. ISA certification provides an objective. You can participate from anywhere in the world.000 industry experts around the world. risk and reliability) why EIT? Professional Recognition • History – EIT is a sister company of the well known and reputable engineering The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) training organization. ISA certifies industry professionals. (Process Safety) membership grade of IChemE on the basis of having met the program’s Entry • Flexibility – EIT’s innovative online delivery model ensures that you have access to the best Requirements. There is and research scientists. They are bioprocess sector. third-party experience you can apply directly for assessment and confirmation of a person’s skills. from offices throughout the world. Professional Process Safety Engineer. ( 3 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . industry experts. It also publishes books and no requirement to first qualify for Associate technical articles. practical learning experience. courses profit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over • free online access to the Loss Prevention 30. Graduates with a technologist lecturers and resources 24 hours a day. The learning support officer acts as a mentor who will assist you (Process Safety): throughout the program and acts as a facilitator for direct contact with the lecturers. EIT ensures approval from a growing list of eligible to qualify for the Associate Member reputable international accreditation agencies and industry bodies. global.000 highly skilled at presenting challenging concepts and ideas to students of members in more than 120 countries and set varying levels and abilities. the standards for chemical and process safety • Relevance – Programs are specifically designed by an international body of engineering professionals.

Safety. Risk and Reliability). Prior Learning Recognition Rules of Progression and Exemptions Successful completion of all 500 level units is required before attempting 600 level units. can opt to receive EIT's you require to complete the program. or have exemptions. to achieve the qualification. and students will take 2 subjects per term to lighten the three hours per week (1 hour lecture / 1 hour load per 4 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . EIT operates almost MSR507 The Safety Lifecycle. and discipline knowledge. There are Take? no electives in this program. Environment and Workplace Safety 3 webinar and the time necessary to complete the assignments and laboratory work. risk and reliability engineering is no different. If students wish to finalize the Masters “pause and restart” by joining a subsequent qualification after exiting at Grad Dip level. The Project EIT can give you credit for units where you can Thesis can only be attempted once all other units have been successfully completed. Explosions. An assessment fee may apply. demonstrate substantial prior experience or The content of each unit is designed to provide a graduated increase in knowledge and skills. identify and evaluate complex solutions. and receive an academic transcript for the units you have completed. Safety. For more information or to apply. Risk and Reliability): Students who elect to exit the program time available. There will be a short break between years. We will be flexible about the time after successfully completing all of the first year units. to enable successful progress to the 600 level units. You can Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Safety. master of engineering (safety. body of knowledge from the undergraduate degree. Risk Reduction. You would optimally be required to undertake another seven hours self-study for each unit. risk and reliability. Actual contact requirements are approximately Subjects will be delivered over 4 terms per year. but also on the various units that form this program. physics. If you wish to find out more please ask All engineering disciplines are built up of individual bodies-of-knowledge that together target a specific us for your copy of the policy for recognition of application. specifically mathematics. educational background. as outlined above. This time MSR504 Human Factors Engineering 3 would be required to ensure the material is MSR505 Safety Systems – Tools and Methods 3 covered adequately and sufficient knowledge is gained to provide sound. Risk and Reliability). attendance at each MSR503 Health. completion of all see pages 11 to 24 units will earn you the EIT Master of Engineering (Safety. However. The knowledge from each unit allows students to be able to investigate difficult problems. they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the Graduate intake (a rejoining fee may apply). tutorial / 1 hour lab session) for each unit. Safety Management 3 all year long. or up to 5 years from your original start date to complete the program. please contact us at eit@eit. All units must be passed. We will allow Diploma testamur. and enable them to complete 8 units per year. MSR601 Asset Integrity and Management 3 MSR602 Fire. This includes MSR502 Incident / Accident Investigations and Learning from Disasters 3 the preparatory reading. so your studies will continue most weeks of the year to enable you to MSR508 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 achieve the qualification in an accelerated time Year Two period when compared to a traditional semester- based system. There are two units per term (if you want to complete the Unit Code Subjects Credit Points entire degree in two years). Facility Siting and Land Use Planning 3 MSR603 Reliability Engineering 3 We are Flexible with Your MXX601 Engineering Research & Practice 3 Commitments MSR700 Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms – equivalent to 4 units) 12 We understand that personal circumstances can make it difficult to complete the program in the *Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Safety. It not only relies on the combined prior learning. All this knowledge is brought together as the students tackle complex application problems in their final Thesis. You can withdraw from the program at any time For detailed information on the content and breakdown of units. Successful students are thus likely to spend Year One* around 20 hours per week in order to cover the MSR501 Introduction to Safety Engineering and Risk Management 3 material adequately and to gain sufficient knowledge in each program topic. enduring and MSR506 Process Safety and System Safety Engineering 3 immediately useful skills. The 500 level units provide the framework for application in the field of safety. The program duration is two years full time. risk and reliability) Program STRUCTURE How Much Time Will This Students must complete 48 credit points comprising 12 core units and one capstone Thesis. communicate their solutions and ideas.

Hands-on work in and on discussions will be conducted using a live. Simulink. The software package and setup details will be sent to you in the first week of the program. It is only through these hands-on exercises using simulation software. remote/ virtual and local laboratories. deleted or modified by the lecturers to ensure the best outcome for students. laboratories and remote/virtual and The program consists of 12 core units and one simulation software. Each live offers students 24 hour access to use the labs. All you Practical Lab Assessments would likely be individual. and submit these assessments via Moodle. via remote online SolidWorks. a computer. simulation software and study practicals using a combination of local assignments with full support on call. requiring students to take need to participate is an adequate Internet screenshots of their 5 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . EasyPower. if possible. delivered to you in electronic format in advance EIT provides lab facilities to both of the online presentations). For each unit you will essential component of EIT’s various have an initial reading assignment (which will be under. Typical industrial hardware connected to the computers include PLC’s. practically based assignments and interactive discussion groups that students are able to internalize new knowledge. The software package and setup This will provide solid practical exposure to the key principles covered in the course and ensure students are details will be sent to you prior to the program. group work. Examples of the world leading software packages include (exact or equivalent) MATLAB. a microphone. For more information or to apply. "take ownership of it" and apply it successfully to the real world. Support Officer to call on if needed. The computer and equipment labs consist of around 20 – 40 computers.and post-graduate programs. sensors. or invigilated. to ensure they capstone thesis over a period of 2 years full receive the requisite hands-on time or equivalent. laboratory (lab) practicals are an interactive software system. This allows students active sessions with the lecturers and other and lecturers to use the remote labs during. These lab facilities offer students access to lab computers and industrial equipment and professional some cases there will be practical exercises. please contact us at eit@eit. Hardware and Software Requirements All you need in order to participate in the webinars once registered for the program is an adequate Internet connection. risk and reliability) Practical Exercises. both industrial and educational. ‘When will the sessions take place?’ under Frequently Asked Questions (page 10). and even robotics. Live Webinars Lab usage: During the program you will participate in inter- Students have the opportunity to access the computer labs via remote online connections. before scheduling webinar times. scheduled sessions. able to put theory into practice. tutorial will last 60 to 90 minutes. The installed software packages allow for various simulations. speakers and. take photos of hardware implementations. if possible. using simulation software and remote labs that Software: you can easily do from your home or office. and if needed. simulation and analysis software. all fitted with relevant software and You will have ongoing support from the lecturers hardware. a microphone. allow students to perform real implementation of engineering activities by interfacing the computers. This participants from around the world. oscilloscopes. AutoCAD. Remote Labs and Assignments Presentation Format The program uses real-world applications with a Facilities available: blended approach involving interactive online Students will participate in lab webinars. software and simulators to real-world hardware. Practical sessions may be added. Students should note that there is some degree of overlap between the practical sessions and the different units to reinforce the concepts and to look at the issues from different perspectives. assignments. Data- communication devices. Presentations and group experience. a computer. Please refer to connect the equipment and implement the simulations on real hardware. fax and email. Strand7. There will be on-campus and online/remote coursework or problems to be submitted and in students. calculations and analysis activities to via phone. speakers and. and outside. embedded controllers. complete typed or hand-written connection. master of engineering (safety. Hardware: The hardware equipment connected to most of the computers. plus a personal Learning be performed. and many more. run a few simulations as required. We take student Students would generally be tasked (via clearly defined assessment tasks – unique to each discipline and availability into consideration wherever possible course) to access a computer running the required software. routers. 3D printers.

program materials.eit. easy to digest sections technical eBooks. date of withdrawal/ cancellation and student • Electrical Engineers and Electricians • Instrument and Process Control Technicians • Phone: please see the last page of this document for contact details of all • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors • Automation/Machinery Design Engineers international EIT offices • Energy Management Consultants • Control Systems Engineers • Automation and Process Engineers A Course Advisor will then be able to provide • Chemical or Energy Process Engineers detailed and accurate fee information to every • Design Engineers • Project Engineers and Managers • Instrument/Electrical Engineers and potential student. • Receive a Master of Engineering ( There are many details to take into consideration therefore EIT requests that all potential students Who Would Benefit contact us directly through: • Email Those seeking to achieve advanced know-how and expertize in or contact EIT directly. master of engineering (safety. Deferment and Withdrawal – fees may apply if a student chooses to defer or withdraw from a course prior to or after the start of a unit or program. For detailed information please see EIT's Higher Education Tuition Payment and Refund Policy. virtual classroom with your lecturers and fellow students What the fees include: • Upgrade your skills and refresh your knowledge without having to take valuable time away from Your tuition fees include weekly webinars with work leading engineering and technical 6 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . Fee Refund Policy Students who choose to cancel enrollments or withdraw from a program may be eligible for a partial or full refund depending on several factors such as: payment methods. Risk and Reliability) Tuition Fee Information EIT has multiple fee structures and payment plans based on the student’s country of residence. software and • Learn from almost anywhere – all you need is an Internet connection postage. Risk and Reliability. not just a ‘book on the web’ of currencies. Students • Interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into should also plan to spend between approximately international practice US$100 to US$200 per unit on text books not • Learn from international industry experts included in the tuition fees. • Receive information and materials in small. Technicians • Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation • Instrument Suppliers Additional Fees Engineers • Safety Engineers The following additional fees may apply: • Consulting Engineers • Regulatory / Audit Professionals Cancellation – fees may apply if a student • Production Managers withdraws either prior to or after the start of • Chemical and Mechanical Engineers delivery of a unit or program. available at www. Please contact us for fees in an • Revisit recordings of webinars whenever and as often as you wish appropriate currency for your location. We provide flexible payment options and can accept fees in a variety • Live interactive webinars. plus grading and support from the • Have constant support from your program lecturers and coordinator for the duration of the program Learning Support Officer and lecturers. risk and reliability) Benefits of Live elearning Tuition Fees • Attend lessons in a live. including but not limited to: • Live Chat on www.

graphs and equations. IEEE time to time • Computing in Science & Engineering • Control Systems. • Signal Processing Magazine. IEEE • Other additional library resources will be announced from • Circuits and Systems Magazine. IEEE • IT Professional Elsevier Knovel® for Academia • Micro. IEEE think.idc-online. IEEE Common Knovel Searches: • Material selection • Stress calculations • Structural analysis • Tolerances • Process improvement • Vapor pressure • Corrosion • Heat transfer • Safety and compliance • Fluid dynamics • Best practices • Thermodynamics Note: the above is an extract from Elsevier Knovel’s literature and is copyright Elsevier. being able to search for keywords or data in numerical range. IEEE from top firms and engineering schools worldwide including 14 of top 20 World’s Best Engineering and • Power and Energy Magazine. master of engineering (safety. IEEE • Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine. please contact us at eit@eit. across a range of relevant topics. there are a number of potential electronic resources Journal available to you for your work during the These high quality. IEEE when the data is hidden in tables. • Wireless Communications. Typical titles that you will receive are listed below. and equations. Knovel is designed around how engineers • Vehicular Technology Magazine. IEEE • Engineering Management Review. Risk Assessment and Shutdown Systems for Industry valuable resource to all Higher Education students providing access to the very latest research – Practical Hazops for Engineers and Technicians articles. To see the full range of titles visit www. IEEE • Industry Applications Magazine. AIChE. and how they need to search. For more information or to register. • Robotics & Automation Magazine. risk and reliability) Comprehensive eBooks and Associated Documentation IEEE Xplore STEM45 In addition to your recommended textbooks. IEEE technical information they need wherever they IEEE Knovel is a cloud-based service that offers students and faculty 24x7 access to relevant and reliable • Security & Privacy. ASHRAE. It draws from more than 100 leading technical publishers and professional societies including AIAA. IEEE Knovel’s optimized search tools “understand” engineering language and deliver relevant results even • Technology and Society Magazine. built up under the Copyright Act • Elsevier Knovel Library with tens of thousands of Titles include: interactive tables. These include: This collection provides unlimited full text • The entire IDC Technologies engineering eBook library of over three hundred books and access to 45 selected IEEE Journals additional resources. and engineering students • Nanotechnology Magazine. IEEE Knovel is used by hundreds of thousands of engineers. many with high impact factors and will be a – Practical Industrial Safety. • Aerospace and Electronic Systems This is detailed below Magazine. and SAE. 7 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . with a complete backfile of each Journal’s • Extracts from thousands of engineering books past publications. graphs. peer reviewed titles are highly cited. IEEE Technology Universities. – Practical Safety Instrumentation and Emergency Shutdown Systems for Process Industries Each journal article is available in PDF and HTML versions. applied scientists.

au 8 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . training or project work of If you have been away from study for some time. physics or chemistry may ** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate content (fields not listed below need revision. in a congruent**. international EIT Office contact details.eit. Control and Automation and chemistry with useful practical exercises. Each subject is also an online refresher for • Agricultural Engineering engineers and technicians who have an existing • Electrical Engineering knowledge of these topics. program schedule at: d) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent)* that is not recognized under the www.5 (with no individual band less than 6). that is recognized under the Washington Accord or Engineers applicants are welcome to apply in writing to the Admissions Committee. EIT offers a self-paced online course to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis): through EIT’s sister company IDC Technologies • Chemical and Process Engineering entitled Fundamentals of Engineering Maths. which 6 weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined or are concerned that your knowledge of by EIT. or an IELTS score of • Manufacturing and Management Systems Please note that completion of the stand-alone • Mechanical and Material Systems refresher course is optional for self-development. risk and reliability) Entry Requirements How To Apply Applications are open until the program start date Master of Engineering (Safety. Risk and Reliability) however places are limited. • Production Engineering • Robotics Please note: If applicants do not meet the above requirements. fundamental maths. please contact our course advisors at eit@eit. The • Industrial Automation topics covered will provide students with an • Industrial Engineering excellent background and working knowledge. Pre-start Refresher * With integrated compulsory 12-week professional industry Washington Accord. in a congruent** field of practice to this program. For more information regarding applications and/or pre-requisites. please see the last page of this document for b) an EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent** field of and one of our qualified course To gain entry into this The objective is to cover • Electronic and Communication Systems the key concepts of engineering maths. or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy. • Mechatronic Systems It is not a pre-requisite and does not provide an entry pathway for other programs. Physics and Chemistry. applicants need one of the following: advisors will be happy to assist and guide you a) a recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of through the application process. master of engineering (safety. or a different field of practice at the For upcoming start dates. Alternatively you practice. AND An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education. please view our discretion of the Admissions Committee. To apply please contact us at eit@eit. c) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent). can contact your nearest EIT office by telephone. physics • Instrumentation.

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You will join the webinars. motivated and interested. presentation day and we try our best to ensure that at least one session You can communicate with text messages. This all helps to keep you possible due to the range of locations of both lecturers and students. online approach to training. if possible. One world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. depending on program would be quite onerous for most students. An adequate Internet connection. with today’s exchange rate fluctuations. enjoyable part of the learning process. Feedback from the recordings may be required and What do I need? assignment submission maintained. or live VoIP speech. a computer. This allows you to select the session which is most convenient. Many students also have geographical. These situations need to be clearly communicated with your Learning Support Officer. See also ‘What the whiteboard. Please see page 6 for more information on fees. EIT does not use a traditional semester-based system. text messaging or drawing on enjoy the program. To find out the fees for your location. A basic connection and hardware are sufficient. Program fees requirement of the program is that you attend at least 70% of the live are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. class size. Units for the Master program will be delivered over 4 terms per year. A full list sessions. When all interactive approach to our eLearning – with live sessions (instead of questionnaires are returned we create a schedule which will endeavor to recordings) for most presentations. however. flexible. The interaction which takes place is an important part of the lecturer and other participants from around the world in an online ‘virtual learning computer. For more information. Circumstances such as on-site work can make attendance difficult at When you apply you will receive a Boredom can be a risk in any form of learning. The software we use does not require very fast internet connection or a sophisticated eit@eit. What are the fees? What if I cannot join or I miss a live webinar? EIT provides distance education to students located almost anywhere in the Webinars are recorded and available to students upon request. to interact and involves participants in group work. and communicate work exceptionally well and students are far more likely to stay motivated. with the lecturer and other students via audio. we use an questionnaire which will help us determine your availability. travel and time limitations and do not have an accessible institution or training provider. please contact us at eit@eit. a microphone. with minimum downtime from work – please contact us at but still have the necessary interactive learning experience. The necessary software and When will the sessions take place? When will I receive a program materials are provided by us. This means For more information. Our experience has shown that the interactive classes classroom’ where you are able to watch a presentation. so finding the time to study a classroom- based program is not always possible. including hands-on Each webinar may run 1 or 2 times depending on class size during each exercises with simulation software and remote laboratories where possible. that you can study from anywhere. risk and reliability) Frequently Asked Questions What are the advantages of studying online? We know that many potential students have part or full-time employment as well as family commitments. A headset is recommended. The webinar software allows everyone meet everyone’s webinar schedule? The webinar schedule is not put together until after registrations close. How much time do I need? How long is the program? The program reading and assignments may consume around 20 hours per week. We have taken this into consideration and developed an affordable. which means that you can complete the qualification faster without long breaks. speakers and. This will vary depending on the program subject matter and your existing knowledge. difficult to maintain. Each webinar is between 60 and 90 minutes in duration if I cannot join or I miss a live webinar?’ In addition. during the presentation day. interactive sessions over the Internet. master of engineering ( 10 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . accelerating the and the sessions may be scheduled at 1 or 2 different times. contact us at eit@eit. Unfortunately this is not always draw on the whiteboard during the The live webinars offer the opportunity to interact with the of fees in a currency appropriate for every country would be too complex list presenter and other participants from around the globe – an essential yet here and. and complete the program successfully. The Doesn’t it get boring? How can an eLearning program be reason for this is that the program is promoted globally and we often have interactive? participants from several time zones. Can I complete the program in less time? What do live webinars involve? Our programs actually require ‘attendance’ and participation at the live These are live. There will be a short break between terms. Students will take 2 units per term and be able to complete 8 units per . or can even falls into your requested time frames.

policy. Week 11 • Mass transit – impact on pedestrians and device that acts to minimize negative risk or natural environment Government regulations and Safety enhance positive opportunities. Safety Management System (SMS) Project – Due at end of term • System life cycle • Developing a robust safety management system – elements of a SMS. ‘risk perception’ and ‘risk vs. industry’s Hazard Analysis 4. independent accident 98% and 100% is trivial or vital). audits and to reasonable cost to ensure 98% supply reliability. government – do not always know how to reach will be provided for a review of student work and consequence determination. It • Fault tree analysis indicators is a planned. safety life cycle and Risk management • Closed-loop process SMS safety management system • Safety governance • Why do we need safety engineering? (A brief 2. Investigate government regulations and safety point of view safety oversight requirements • Methodology Weeks 2 and 3 • Preliminary hazard list 5. organizational management and safety • System safety program 11 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . • Risk assessment methodology. deterministic vs. eliminating and / regional / international • Software safety analysis controlling hazards by analysis. accreditation. Week 12 public demands that they are protected from quantitative. Lecturers/ • Calculating safety costs facilitators may choose to cover a specialized Weeks 7 and 8 topic if applicable to that cohort.e. testing. disciplined and systematic approach • Human factors safety analysis • Standards in safety – government / industry to identifying. operational industries? • Dispersion modelling use and disposal stages. excessive • What is ‘risk’.. Define system safety. Identify and learn from ‘Black Swan or showing a lack of a safety culture Extreme Event – Fukushima Nuclear • What is safety analysis? Disaster’ • System safety and risk assessment Week 9 • Government safety regulations vs. oil and gas. risk analysis model. a repeat nearly 100 years later 3. control. HAZOP. there • Commercial nuclear power • Safety regulatory oversight covering key will be some residual risk. Reflect on a safety system review and audit Defining terminology and Concepts • Hazard analysis – system and sub-systems – ‘Waterfall Rail Accident’ • Makeup of an accident • Facility hazard analysis 6. It is accepted that • Military and space oversight all risks cannot be eliminated completely i. – safety service delivery. developing accident scenarios and initiating In the final week students will have an opportunity the two main constituents – industry and to review the contents covered so far. consumer products • Job task analysis/job safety analysis Risk management on the other hand aims to • Chemical process. risk profiles. and Costa • Brief history of safety Concordia. The • Risk evaluation models – qualitative vs. and understanding when the difference between risk in a system and communicating issues of safety promotion. uncertainty this common goal”. Improving oversight through system safety • How ‘safe is safe enough’? • Operations support hazard analysis – ‘US Federal Aviation Administration’ • What is hazard and risk? Week 10 • System safety vs.g. design and • Energy trace barrier analysis management procedures throughout a system’s Weeks 4 and 5 • Cause and consequence analysis life cycle. Differentiate between safety / hazard / risk review of safety performance and safety • Safety culture analysis techniques and applications goals and how it has evolved over time) • Lessons from the Titanic. safety management Other Analysis Techniques system • Process safety analysis – PHA. safety policy. hazard reduction Overview • Safety maturity model What-if analysis System safety can be defined in simple language • Safety check-lists • Leading and lagging safety performance as “organized common sense [George Mueller]”. risk management. government oversight programs “We all know that safety should be an integral part of the systems that we build and operate. aviation control an existing or an emerging process. System safety starts at the earliest Safety Analysis – How is it used (and • Root cause analysis concept development stages and continues potentially not used) in different • Bow-tie analysis through the design. • Manufacturing. safety. stochastic.Unit 1: INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEM SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT (MSR501) Duration: 12 weeks THE PROGRAM You Will Be Able To: Week 1 • Operational system safety plans and procedures Introduction to Safety Engineering and 1. Risk assessments aim components and different regulatory to determine how much risk remains and then to Week 6 oversight models make convincing arguments for accepting the Risk Assessment • Safety oversight functions and governance residual risk or reduced reliability (e. • System safety process. crisis cost to ensure 100% supply reliability as compared dread’ management. Project and Revision accidents and the following consequences. Opportunity events. yet probabilistic. identifying compliance. production. residual risk and maximum investigation boards and common mistake is reasonable exposure to stakeholders. to clarify any outstanding issues. analyzing. event trees.

defences in expert witnesses – Example: Royal 7. Identify regulatory factors behind industrial • Engineered systems. develop Week 2 disasters analysis and preliminary findings as to Investigation Models contributory factors. Apply tools such as System Safety Accident Investigation. Identify incident and accident occurrence models 2. SERA and other latent failure mode approaches 4. STAMP.Unit 2: INCIDENT / ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS AND LEARNING FROM DISASTERS (MSR502) Duration: 12 weeks You Will Be Able To: 1. Instructors/ • Review of major disasters facilitators may choose to cover a specialized • Detailed case study analysis of three key topic if applicable to that cohort. Apply root cause and contributory factor analysis techniques 3. Identify organizational factors behind THE PROGRAM industrial disasters Week 1 Week 7 5. Opportunity will be provided for a review of student work and to Major Disaster Characteristics clarify any outstanding issues. • System Safety Accident Investigation • Government failures (SSAI. potential improvements Rarely do the investigations proceed beyond Week 4 • Learning from disasters identifying the sharp edge and often miss the Popular Latent Failure Methods • Unwillingness to learn from other industries underlying root causes. used by BC Hydro) • Incident Causal Analysis Method (ICAM. ICAM. dynamic complexity jurisdictions disasters and the illusion of perfect control • Enquiries. Apply accident investigation model and depth and resilience Commission into the 2009 Victorian Bushfires techniques to a current disaster. Identify engineering design factors behind Introduction to Accident Theory Regulatory Roles industrial disasters • Accident and incident definitions • Legislation and obligations in different 6. Investigations • Fault / event tree logic mapping A review of incident / accident investigations • Sources of conflict between findings and • Failure modes and effects analysis as a performed by different jurisdictions reveals that industry leaders post-hoc tool often the investigations stop as soon as immediate • Compromises between findings and • Discrete action analysis causes leading to the accident are identified. STAMP & SERA (as examples. Students will be (EG&G Idaho Falls) Week 9 encouraged to analyze and learn from classic • Energy barrier mapping Retrospective review of Past disasters using a range of investigation techniques. Accimap. • Accident proneness model Week 8 • Fault and blame models Case Study Analysis • Natural causes models • Detailed application of flowcharting and logic • Latent failure models trees to disasters Overview Week 3 • Mapping of findings to conclusions The unit introduces engineers to incident and • The differences between ‘Judgements Of accident investigations and the benefits of Individual Analytic Tools and Techniques Need’ (JON s) and recommendations • Events and conditions flowcharting learning from industrial disasters. others • Emerging threats and technologies can be chosen) • Emerging social changes • AcciMap • The impact of industrial equality • Learning from allied industries Week 5 • When is a disaster industrial? Human versus Organization Error • Blatant mistakes • Human error within operational domains • New standards that are compromises • Human error within engineering design domains Weeks 11 and 12 • Human error within management domains Project and Revision • Human error within government domains In the final week students will have an opportunity Week 6 to review the contents covered so far. and using • Regulatory factors behind industrial best-available evidence to date. used Week 10 by BHPB) Future Accidents and Incidents • TapRoot. coronial processes and the role of • Concepts of intrinsic safety. disasters Project – Due at end of term • Engineering design factor disasters 12 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 .

electromagnetic hazards regulation) unless the voluntary codes exceed • Respiratory and audio protective devices • Electric lighting for indoor workplaces • Shaping the safety and ergonomics of societal expectations. travel. the community and environment • Duty of care. ALARP / ALARA / SFAIRP / SFARP Weeks 8 and 9 5. necessary steps must be taken to • Accidents and incidents at work system avoid similar incidents in the future • Reportable injuries to the regulator Weeks 11 and 12 • Major industrial accidents Project and Revision • Managing workers’ compensation • Employee counselling support In the final week students will have an opportunity to review the contents covered so far. Improve the safety culture in workplaces • Recognition of health hazards in the • Biological monitoring workplace • Management acceptance and buy-in of 4. The scientific approach to • Radiation – ionising. Lecturers/ facilitators may choose to cover a specialized topic if applicable to that cohort.g. It is no longer sufficient for industries • How to select and use personal protective • Vibroacoustics. Effective injury prevention strategies • Biological agents and occupational • Shift work (day-shift / night-shift – separate must address human factors in the injury chain – dermatoses to FIFO). • Dusts (asbestos. silicosis causing particles) • US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Regulation The other two ethical principles include: Week 5 • International Labour Organization (ILO) • Life and health can never be exchanged for The Effects of Hazards on Work regulatory model other benefits within the society Processes • EU regulation • Whenever someone is killed or seriously • Occupational diseases • ISO 45001 – New global OHS management injured. laser. fatigue model not to receive an injury that causes long term health loss”. • Education in the occupational safety and usually a multi-factored chain of events leading to • Mechanical hazards ergonomics the accident.Unit 3: HEALTH. Apply logical and rational processes to program. drugs and • Australian OHS regulation – harmonized alcohol. The underlying premise conversation OHS Regulations and International OHS for Sweden’s ‘Vision Zero’ road safety philosophy is • Ergonomics Management Standard that “no foreseeable accident should be more severe than the tolerance of the human in order • Work-home interfaces: e. including the ‘management • Evaluation and management of exposure to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS systems’ approach infectious diseases 3. fatigue management and rosters the host (person). noncoherent machinery in the process of design and use accident prevention recognizes that there is optical etc. Project – Due at end of term 13 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . SAFETY ENVIRONMENT AND WORKPLACE SAFETY (MSR503) Duration: 12 weeks THE PROGRAM You Will Be Able To: Weeks 1 and 2 Weeks 6 and 7 Occupational Health and Safety Health and Safety Evaluations 1. Apply and integrate the knowledge and Management in the Workplace • The value of incident investigation on principles of Occupational Health and Safety learning and continual improvement • Organizational OHS policies and OHS statute (OHS) with the practical skills required to laws • Behavioral safety studies prevent injuries and occupational diseases in the workplace • Management’s roles and responsibilities in an • Risk assessment techniques effective workplace safety and health • Evaluation of exposure to chemicals 2. safety and Basic Hazards in the Work Environment employees operating environment of an organization. Educate and promote health and safety in • Legal labour protection under relevant OHS investigation the workplace in relation to individuals. • Uncontrolled energy releases – a useful Changing societal expectations are forcing • Philosophy and management of engineering framework control and administrative controls governments around the world to update their • Harmful chemical agents regulations. regulation families. Opportunity will be provided for a review of student work and to clarify any outstanding issues. Recognize the global nature of OHS issues (Australia / UK / Canada) Control Practices and be familiar with relevant international • Psychosocial risk in the workplace and its • Hazard communication and workers' standards reduction right-to-know program • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 (USA) for comparison of • How to establish industrial loss prevention different methods used in different countries and environmental protection Overview Weeks 3 and 4 • Health and safety instruction • Personal health and mental wellbeing of The unit introduces engineers to health. the energy source (machine design or natural force such as gravity) and the • Indoor air quality and heat stress • Occupational noise exposure and hearing Week 10 operating environment. static electricity and equipment to adhere to voluntary codes and practices (self.

remote-control operations resource management. testing • Human Error as an inevitable performance (V&V). systemic management and design • Work domain analysis Week 10 failures have ‘set up’ the preconditions for the • Cognitive work analysis Human Factors Integration accident. aerospace and groupwork. individual specification.Unit 4: HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING (MSR504) Duration: 12 weeks THE PROGRAM You Will Be Able To: Week 1 Week 7 Human capabilities and limitations Human Reliability Analysis 1. anchoring bias. operability. change management • Alarm handling • The importance and need of error as a • Safety-in-design studies and human factors • Compliance with safety critical procedures continual development and learning factor Integration • Safety culture Week 6 Weeks 11 and 12 • Communications (e. framing effects. and their systemic accident investigations have revealed that whilst Work Analysis • Task analysis (tools and approaches) camouflage people by their actions or inactions precipitated the accident. etc. transition management. to account for aspects such as fatigue. Understand development of workforce • Individual and group reliability room design and high reliability operations planning and organizational factors. Recent • Regulatory errors. design.g. project management HSE UK has identified the following top ten human distribution and resource planning • Human factors integration components and factor’s issues: Week 5 their planning • Organizational change and transition management Human and Organization Error • Asset life cycle integration with design thinking: acquisition. Improve aspects of maintenance planning design • Limitations of retrospective assessment and configuration. design. configuration • Fatigue from shift work and overtime variability function control. inherent bias. such as nuclear. Effectively complete incident / accident Week 3 • Confidential incident report systems investigations.g.. procurement. Apply knowledge and skills during design • Physical capabilities and limitations • Reliability as a function of human stages of a project and thus optimize the • Senses capacities and limitations performance chances of sound human performance • Cognitive capabilities and limitations • Human Reliability Assessment tools (HEART. these are somewhat applicable to clarify any outstanding issues. • Individual differences and implications for SHARP. The NASA Task • Human factors as a vital part of overall Load Index TLX Tool) and limits to work load. facilitators may choose to cover a specialized topic if applicable to that cohort. Performance in teams Week 8 • Team tasks and task performance definitions Specialist Human Factors (such as control 3. Appreciate specialist human factors Organizational dynamics • Extreme working knowledge and skills required for performing • Command and control firms – hierarchical work • Control room design specialized tasks. • Group factors • Violations and sabotage. build. motives from Project – Due at end of term outside the organizational ethic 14 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . failure • Training. and gas industries. during operations. • User interface design. • Workload Assessment (e. other industrial facilities and public latency and disguise Week 4 domains such as transport and health care. • Fatigue and sleep research 5. • Whole-of-life asset factors (design. and their utility in design chances of safe and efficient maintenance Week 2 practices. recency effect. competence and effective supervision interoperability. • De-Manning and staffing levels • Human Error as a pejorative. maintain) for stakeholders. THERP) 2. • Socio-technical systems theory and distributed/autonomous team structures verification and validation • Complexity theory and high technologies / Week 9 high reliability industries Contributing Factors Frameworks Overview • Continual closed-loop learning through • Holistic event and incident data collection The unit introduces engineers to human factors incident review and ‘lessons learned’ and systemic factor analysis engineering and its impact on major hazard processes • Management errors and their extreme facilities. availability heuristic to all other process industries. shift handover) Limits to high performance Project and Revision • Ergonomics (design of interfaces) • Individual factors In the final week students will have an opportunity • Maintenance error • Systematic bias and heuristics: latency to review the contents covered so far. maintainability. stakeholder definition in terms of different • Situational awareness user groups and user needs analysis • Crew resource management 4. Opportunity effect. Lecturers/ risk homeostasis bias. team communications and crew operate. thus optimizing the tools. and usability testing. base- Whilst HSE UK findings are based on offshore oil will be provided for a review of student work and rate fallacy.

2. process plant. • Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) method • SIS Performance evaluation and reliability • HAZOP leadership modelling These aspects are addressed in this unit. Opportunity Week 5 will be provided for a review of student work and Safety Systems to clarify any outstanding issues. bow tie • Assignment reviews analysis and LOPA modelling • SIS project presentations and assessments • A brief study of a process hazard situation with fault tree analysis and event tree Week 12 • Layer of protection analysis model Project and Revision development using Excel formatted software In the final week students will have an opportunity to review the contents covered so far. Understand how a safety control systems project is planned and executed in accordance with the safety life cycle requirements of internationally recognized standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511. THE PROGRAM 5.Unit 5: SAFETY SYSTEMS – TOOLS AND METHODS (MSR505) Duration: 12 weeks You Will Be Able To: 1. 3. testing and maintenance of SIS comply with IEC 61882 and not be worthwhile installations • Follow-up from the HAZOP study Weeks 10 and 11 • Different HAZOP studies from a legal perspective • Project v Assessment of a MHF HAZOP SIS Project • SIS Project launch meeting Week 4 • SIS project consultations Control and Failure Mode Analysis • SIS project preparations • Hazard analysis methods. HAZID. risk management and risk Week 3 Weeks 8 and 9 based design of protection methods. classification of flammable atmospheres application examples in group study • Engineering standard IEC 60079 for • Development of the Safety Requirements hazardous atmosphere practices Specification: application example • Applicability of SIL to all technologies (E/E/ Week 2 PE and mechanical / hydraulic / pneumatic) Overview Electrical Protection Methods This unit provides the fundament concept of • Protection methods including intrinsically Week 7 functional safety systems to reduce the likelihood safe field bus concepts Safety Instrumented Systems of a serious hazardous event in an industrial • Maintenance and competency requirements • SIS configuration and equipment selection. • Worksheet reporting using Excel and other • Practical calculation and development of database programs Excel spread sheet tool • Ways a HAZOP study can be executed and • Validation. 4. principles and • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) determination: 61508/61511. Appreciate relevance of hazardous area classification and electrical protection methods with reference to IEC 60079. Develop training and competency growth Week 1 Week 6 programmes to enable a company to appreciate the functional safety Introduction to Safety Classifications Safety Integrity Level Determination management requirements of IEC • Safety management principles. • Need for targeted safety requirements (such Project – Due at end of term as a HIPPS) • Safety life cycle as per IEC 61508 / 61511 15 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . Participate in and make a valuable contribution to any HAZOP study workshop. Lecturers/ • Overview of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) facilitators may choose to cover a specialized • Management of functional safety topic if applicable to that cohort. In this unit the student will be for Ex systems • Principles of safety certified PLCs introduced to a common safety philosophy of • Risks of offshoring • Principles of high integrity application software hazard identification. Evaluate cost effective safety system solutions for hazardous processes and justify the investment to the operating company. A series of HAZOP Study SIS Performance Evaluation topics will prepare the student for a practical and challenging application project typical of those • Hazard identification in automated plants • The concept of “fail safe” currently seen in large chemical processing plants.

steam. Week 4 • Hazard communication then process safety (1990s). Explain why all risk cannot be removed from process industries and interacting complex systems 5. the terms • Explosions – detonation vs. 16 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . other industries’ focus and explosions • Permit to work (PTW) systems has evolved from personal safety to high reliability • The solids fire pentagon (pertinent for dust • Hazardous waste operations organizations (HRO). However more complex fires and explosions) • Hurricanes / cyclones. Demonstrate ability to manage complex THE PROGRAM relationships between humans and automation Week 1 • Flow of liquid through a hole and hole in a in order to operate process plants safely tank Introduction to Process Safety 7. In recent times safety (or process • Auto-ignition and auto-oxidation Toxicology. Appreciate the critical differences between personal safety (Occupational Health and Safety) and process safety (loss prevention) 3. temperature. Explain the concept of “accepting residual • Flow of liquids and gases through pipes • Review difference between occupational risk” or “finding the amount of residual risk is • Flow of gases or vapors through holes safety and process safety acceptable ” • Hazard recognition – toxic. Apply appropriate technological tools to provide information for making safety decisions with respect to plant design and operation 6. Understand the roles of today’s employees in process safety. Describe how the process employee’s role has changed and what has caused the role to change from what they were 30 years ago 4. • Realistic and worst-case releases Chemical industries’ focus on safety has evolved process sampling over time starting with personal safety (1970s). Students • Industrial hygiene: control • Different strategies for fighting different with non-chemical engineering background will • Introduction to source models types of fires? learn the basic process chemistry principles and root causes of process plant accidents. plant security processes require more complex safety technology. fire and explosion • Flashing liquids. In parallel. Queensland or Port Pirie South Australia • Static electricity and controlling static environmental damage. Vapor • Effects of toxicants on biological organisms • Safety or loss prevention – the prevention of Cloud Explosions (VCE).’ Until recent times • Spillage / environmental release • Limiting oxygen concentration and inerting (start of the 21st century). • Industrial hygiene: identification and and explosions complex theories and practices to improve process evaluation • Shut down valves (fire save v bubble tight) safety and interactive system safety. • Flammability characteristics of liquids and HH Fawcett said ‘To know is to survive and to ignore • Accident and loss statistics vapors fundamentals is to court disaster.Unit 6: PROCESS SAFETY AND SYSTEM SAFETY ENGINEERING (MSR506) Duration: 12 weeks You Will Be Able To: 1. electricity. instruments and As safety is equal in importance to production. safety emphasis was on Week 2 • Ignition energy and ignition sources worker safety. blast damage. or economic loss in Week 3 electricity terms of both the incident likelihood and the • Ventilation and sprinkler systems magnitude of the loss or injury Industrial Hygiene and Source Models • Explosion-proof equipment. Boiling Liquid • Threshold limit value accidents through the use of appropriate Expanding Vapor Explosions (BLEVE) • Parameters affecting dispersion technologies to identify the hazards of a • Energy of chemical explosions and • Neutrally buoyant dispersion models process (chemical) plant and eliminate them mechanical explosions before an accident occurs • Dense gas dispersion • Dense gas transition to neutrally buoyant Week 5 • Hazard – a chemical or physical condition that gas has the potential to cause damage to people. In chemical process safety. and flow of flashing liquids hazards through holes • Liquid pool evaporation or boiling Overview • Process hazards – pressure. the • Government regulations miscellaneous concepts for preventing fires students can expect to learn many highly technical. hazard and risk are defined as: confined explosions. distinction between fires culture (2010s). • How toxicant enter biological organisms safety. followed by human • Process safety management – principles and Fires and Explosions factors (2000s) and currently focused on safety regulations • The fire triangle. Concepts to Prevent or Mitigate Fires and • Release mitigation Explosions property or the environment • Case studies: the stacks at either Mt Isa • Inerting • Risk – a measure of human injury. deflagration. noise and vibration. health and environment 2. Toxic Release and Dispersion safety) has been replaced by emphasis on loss • Sprays and mists Models prevention.

Opportunity vapor service will be provided for a review of student work and • Rupture disc reliefs in liquid service to clarify any outstanding issues. REACH • Relief scenarios • UK COMAH / CIMAH • Relief systems • Norway / North Sea (Safety Case) • Special issues for vacuum relief. Lecturers/ • Rupture disc reliefs in vapor service facilitators may choose to cover a specialized • Two-phase flow during runaway reaction topic if applicable to that cohort. awareness and identification Major Hazards and International of reactive chemical hazards Process Safety Management Regulations • Characterization of reactive chemical • Canadian Energy and Environmental hazards Regulations • Controlling reactive chemical hazards • US OSHA PSM Regulation Week 7 • US EPA / RMP Regulations Introduction to Reliefs and Relief Sizing • US BSEE / US Coast Guard • Relief concepts and relief locations • US DOT / Transport Canada • Relief types and characteristics • European Union – Seveso I. and • Australia / New Zealand (Major Hazard combination over/under pressure relief Facilities) • Australia NOPSEMA (Safety Case) Week 8 Relief Sizing Week 12 • Conventional spring-operated reliefs in Project and Revision liquid service In the final week students will have an opportunity • Conventional spring-operated reliefs in to review the contents covered so far. and III. confines space entry • Safety reviews • Designs for process safety • Miscellaneous designs for fires and explosions 17 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . vessel entry. communication. II. relief Project – Due at end of term • Deflagration venting for dust and vapor explosions • Venting for fires external to process vessels • Reliefs for thermal expansion of process fluids • HIPPS • Complexity of combination liquid-vapor service • Complexity of slurry service Week 9 Process Hazard Identification • Checklists • Hazards surveys • Safety reviews • HAZOPs and other methods • SFS and other process safety information methods Week 10 Safety Procedures and Designs • Process safety hierarchy • Managing safety – documentation. lock and tag.Unit 6: PROCESS SAFETY AND SYSTEM SAFETY ENGINEERING continued THE PROGRAM continued Week 6 • Designs for runaway reactions Chemical Reactivity • Designs for handling dusts • Background Week 11 • Commitment. delegation • Operating procedures • Permit procedures – hot work.

Lead risk assessments – qualitative and quantitative 4. necessary and actual risk reductions. • “Concept” will be provided for a review of student work and The unit highlights how the actual risk reduction can • “Overall scope definition” phase to clarify any outstanding issues. The Safety Lifecycle Project and Revision this unit starts with the safety lifecycle and • The safety lifecycle In the final weeks students will have an opportunity introduces concepts such as equipment risk. Arrive at necessary risk reductions 5. Facilitate and participate in lifecycle studies 3. Opportunity tolerable risk. 5 and 6 if applicable to that cohort. Understanding safety requirements allocation. a. RISK REDUCTION AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT (MSR507) Duration: 12 weeks You Will Be Able To: 1. Example: fire in a submarine (cannot evacuate) b. • Briefing on lifecycle phases to review the contents covered so far. Appreciate the essence of the safety lifecycle 2. Risk Project – Due at end of term • “Hazard and risk analysis” phase • ALARP and tolerable risk • Necessary and actual risk reductions • Quantitative and qualitative methods of risk reduction • Layers of protection Weeks 7 and 8 Protection and Safety Systems • Layers of protection • Multiple technology safety-related systems Weeks 9 and 10 Safety Management and Evaluation • Safety management • Targets of evaluation • Special cases where “traditional” risk management methods and practices will not work at all. and the resultant impact on the safety life cycle. Lecturers/ be carried out by multiple technologies and external facilitators may choose to cover a specialized topic risk reduction facilities. layers of protection and using multiple technology safety-related systems 6.Unit 7: THE SAFETY LIFECYCLE. 4. Weeks 3. Example: fire in an art museum (cannot use sprinklers) 18 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . Facilitate setting up safety management regimes THE PROGRAM Overview Weeks 1 and 2 Weeks 11 and 12 In line with current performance based standards.

Weeks 3. Lecturers/ facilitators may choose to cover a specialized topic if applicable to that cohort. Apply correction factors to failure data to make it “fit for purpose” 3. 2. Weeks 7 and 8 Failure rates and methodologies • System failure rates • Methods – overview Weeks 9 and 10 Failure and reliability modelling • Field failure data collection • Reliability growth modelling Weeks 11 and 12 Project and Revision In the final weeks students will have an opportunity to review the contents covered so far. 4. Project – Due at end of term 19 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . Chi-square tests. Apply appropriate failure data to real-life situations 4. and Methods and mathematics the bath-tub curve for constant failure rates and • Statistical methods – overview the Weibull distribution for variable failure rates. Employ appropriate statistical methods for data analysis and deductions 5.Unit 8: DATA ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS (MSR508) Duration: 12 weeks You Will Be Able To: 1. Discuss field data collection and reliability growth modelling THE PROGRAM Weeks 1 and 2 Introduction Overview • Success and failure – domains and interpretation This unit focusses on interpretation of failure rates. Compare and contrast failure data from various sources in terms of reliability. accuracy. confidence levels. the unit • Data accuracy. • Terms and jargon Starting with a discussion on the differences between success and failure domains. databases and confidence limits meanders through various topics such as sources of failure data. 5 and 6 Cumulative Poisson curves. Interpret system failure rates and appreciate their limitations 6. • Cumulative Poisson curves The unit concludes that the extremely wide • Chi-square distribution variability of failure rates of identical components • Probability mathematics under identical conditions obviates the need for complex reliability prediction models. Opportunity will be provided for a review of student work and to clarify any outstanding issues. accuracy and confidence levels.

boundaries of operations. techniques and tools Integrity. In combination. sustainability • Developing and maintaining asset • Examples of integrity failures / preventive management plans actions • Case studies of inadequate assessment and • Facility shutdown planning and risk based reporting maintenance campaigns Weeks 5 and 6 • Deciding when to repair – whilst the facility Asset Life Progression and Optimal Life is operating or during planned maintenance shutdowns Determination Principles • Maintenance and asset condition (history) Weeks 11 and 12 • Relationship between asset condition and Project and Revision remaining life In the final week students will have an opportunity • Repair / replacement decisions to review the contents covered so far. asset asset life • Identifying Risk – ALARP and process safety integrity helps to ensure that equipment is • Risk based approach to focus on the right assets properly designed. It will also include risk based inspections and fitness for service. enabling safe operations at all • Factors and failure behavior impacting on Service levels. Understand the relationships between reliability. the form what might be • Lifecycle phases and definition of asset life Risk Based Inspections and Fitness for termed ‘Integrity’. • Asset management and business performance long-term leased equipment processes and activities before they become a • ISO 5500x framework for managing assets Weeks 7 and 8 threat. methodologies. Asset integrity their impact on safety. and • Condition assessment process. tests. performance and risk to business 5. risk and • Inspection planning and remedial action predictive maintenance and repair activities that reliability are performed by maintenance and contractor plans / implementation • Establish the integrity lifecycle • Corrosion and pipe integrity assessment personnel at operating facilities. Learn how to assess the condition of an asset and write reports 3. Develop and maintain asset and integrity management plans 4. as well as condition assessment. • Maintenance and asset condition or replace • Data analysis of asset condition and health • Competency for operational safety management • Risk based inspection • Integrity measurement • Competence of assessors • Root cause analysis • Conducting assessments and reporting • Repair / replace decisions. preventative / condition assessment • Relationship between integrity. Advise business owner on asset sustainability and when to repair or replace an ageing asset THE PROGRAM Overview Weeks 1 and 2 • Special issue – purchasing and installing Integrity. Relate failure behavior of equipment to condition. installed. risk and performance involves inspections. Opportunity • Life span scenario modelling will be provided for a review of student work and • Operational readiness activities to clarify any outstanding issues. risk and reliability are tightly interwoven. integrity requirements Project – Due at end of term 20 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 .Unit 9: ASSET INTEGRITY AND MANAGEMENT (MSR601) Duration: 12 weeks You Will Be Able To: 1. Lecturers/ • Lifecycle management of integrity facilitators may choose to cover a specialized • Asset management plan alignment with topic if applicable to that cohort. • Examples of integrity delivery and management • Probabilistic life assessment based on This unit will introduce asset management and Weeks 3 and 4 degradation mechanisms asset life-cycle management. ageing assets – repair asking when to repair or replace. they serve to better understand Asset Life-Cycle Management • Special issue – asset management of exposure to risks. Introduction to Asset Management and used or second-hand equipment In isolation. As a life cycle management activity. integrity 2. asset life progression and optimal Condition Assessment and Management • Organizational integrity and management • Defining condition and performance levels systems life determination principles. risk. maintained and • Define Risk Based Inspections (RBI) • Asset integrity – core integrity elements and • Defect assessment and management / remains fit for use until it is retired. Weeks 9 and 10 discuss the core of integrity in ageing assets.

construction. to clarify any outstanding issues. facility developers and operators • Latest developments in land use planning Safety Critical Elements (SCE) regulations • Identification of the systems used in the • Regulator’s role in providing land use process facility to detect. will be provided for a review of student work and transport. Reduce the probability of fires and explosions happening at their plant / work by identifying Safety Critical Elements (SCE) used in their plant / workplace and assessing their effectiveness in managing the fire or explosion risks THE PROGRAM 4. Opportunity • Activities required in the design. • Case study – Henderson Nevada solid • Plant siting rocket fuel for space shuttle explosion • Latest incidents that define regulatory • Process controls and emergency shutdown changes related to facility siting systems • Public safety and land use • Fire water systems – design and planning • Roles and responsibilities of local Weeks 5 and 6 authorities. • Prevention measures to reduce the likelihood Week 8 dust explosions and how to mitigate the risks of ignition Dust Explosion Prevention Techniques associated with these events. Apply both prevention and mitigation techniques in design and operations 3. preservation. construction and operations using Management of Change (MOC) procedures 21 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . • Coal dust suppression. Improve the layout and siting of process Weeks 1 and 2 • Role and function of Technical Authority (TA) plant equipment areas to minimize the Unplanned Hydrocarbon Releases and in maintaining the SCE framework likelihood and consequences of a fire or Ignition explosion and the dangers to the workforce Week 7 • Types of unplanned releases Combustible Dust Fires and Explosions and general public • Physical consequence modelling • Fire pentagon 5. Engage with the community / local councils • Release mechanisms in land use planning initiatives • Combustible dusts • Prevention measures to reduce the likelihood • Basics and common causes of dust of a release explosions • Mitigation measures to reduce the • Coal mining operation and safety consequence of a release • Preventing fires and explosions involving Overview • Flammability of gas and liquid hydrocarbons metals This unit aims to provide students with practical • Types of ignition and ignition sources knowledge about hydrocarbon fires / explosions. In Australia under the • Explosion prevention in grain dust elevators Weeks 3 and 4 safety case / Major Hazard Facilities (MHF) regulation. For all MHF a safety case / safety report and structures is required. EXPLOSIONS. prevent. • Prevention measures to reduce Weeks 9 and 10 consequences of a fire or explosion Facility Siting and Land Use Planning These aspects are addressed in this unit. confinement and the company responsible for managing the risks of Fires and Explosion re-suspension the plant or facility is required to assess the risks and • Immediate ignition (jet / spray / pool) • Ventilation and dust collection systems demonstrate that these risks are understood and • Delayed ignition • Phlegmatization. Lecturers/ commissioning. Understand and appreciate fire hazards from hydrocarbons and combustible dusts 2. start-up and operations to facilitators may choose to cover a specialized topic ensure that the performance standards of the SCE are maintained if applicable to that cohort. fabrication. Codes and standards are only Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE) • Control of ignition sources used once it can be demonstrated that they are • Effects of fire and explosions on personnel • Hazardous area classification appropriate. diluent dusts and the use have been reduced to ‘as low as reasonably • Escalation potential of Boiling Liquid of inert gases practicable (ALARP)’. • Requirements for managing SCE deviations Project – Due at end of term in design.Unit 10: FIRE. FACILITY SITING AND LAND USE PLANNING (MSR602) Duration: 12 weeks You Will Be Able To: 1. control planning advice and mitigate the effects of a release / fire / explosion event Weeks 11 and 12 • Development of the SCE performance Project and Revision standards based on the assessment of In the final weeks students will have an opportunity potential fire and explosion consequences to review the contents covered so far.

event tree analysis and failure mode and • Programming style. components and processes modelling systems and predicting reliability. MILSTD 882-C etc. 2. and analyze • Verify. With a brief • Repairable and non-repairable systems • Underlying mathematics • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) introduction to probability theory. software errors • Reliability Block diagrams such as reliability block diagrams. design. Markov and variance reduction techniques • Software checking. fault tolerance. wear and corrosion Overview • Vibration / shock. 3. maintainability and safety. Compare multiple design proposals from the safety and reliability points of view 4. testing and quality assurance mechanical components and systems. redundancy / effect analysis.) reliability also highlighting the relevance of • FMEA – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis systematic failures and human factors. the unit introduces the student to software Weeks 5 and 6 IEC 61508. Effects and Criticality Week 12 These aspects are addressed in this unit. strength and fatigue • Redundancy rules • Creep. Highlight weaklings and single points of failure 5. IEC 61508-3. • Aging facilities – operating beyond the design life availability. it moves on to stating the rules for series and parallel systems. • FMECA – Failure Mode. The unit moves on to covering • Event Tree Analysis (ETA) diversity “design for reliability” processes and reliability of • Monte Carlo. • Diagnostics and diagnostics capability Project – Due at end of term • International standards on functional safety • Systematic failures Week 9 Design for Reliability • Design for Reliability (DfR) Process • Identify. Effects and In the final week students will have an opportunity Diagnostics Analysis to review the contents covered so far. Arrive at system failure rates from component failure rates.Unit 11: RELIABILITY ENGINEERING (MSR603) Duration: 12 weeks You Will Be Able To: 1. Learn how to factor in the human intervention in mathematical modelling 6. It then Weeks 3 and 4 Software Reliability takes the student through modelling techniques • Software in engineering systems. and temperature effects This unit takes the student through the process of Week 2 • Common cause failure • Materials. Understand “design for reliability” 7. • Software safety standards (EN 50128. Lecturers/ • Architectural constraints facilitators may choose to cover a specialized • Fault tolerance topic if applicable to that cohort. validate and control • Assessing the DfR capability of an organization • Learn how to calculate reliability targets • Understand and Identify possible commercial solutions to technical problems 22 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . Software reliability Week 1 Week 10 • Probability theory Reliability of Mechanical Components • Series systems and Systems • Parallel systems • Mechanical stress. Reliability of mechanical components and systems THE PROGRAM 8. Opportunity will be provided for a review of student work and Weeks 7 and 8 to clarify any outstanding issues. Analysis Project and Revision • FMEDA – Failure Mode. Model systems in the success or failure domains and perform the math. Finally. fault tree and preventing errors • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) analysis. • Metrics for measuring safety integrity Week 11 repairable and non-repairable systems.

or • Effectively conduct postgraduate research • Procedures and actions to mitigate against improperly obtained consensus and development potential conflicts of interest • Contractual capacity of the parties to the • Training and communication contract Weeks 3 and 4 • Formalities of the contract as prescribed by law Overview Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • Legality of the contract • Recognizing that a problem exists The subject material within this unit looks at the • Certainty of the contract content • Identifying the problem history of engineering. the the research outcomes. qualitative • Identify and develop critical thinking and science of engineering problem solving skills and develop the vs. • Engineering. analyses. control role and accountability of the chartered/ • The main engineering disciplines and effectiveness and monitoring of key professional engineer in industry branches performance indicators • The continual evolution of the art and • Residual risk evaluation models. etc. procedures and controls • Offer and acceptance of a contract community • Ethical decision-making • Mistakes. the continual evolution of • Impact of the legal jurisdiction the art and science of engineering. and the • Unpacking the problem • Operation and interpretation definition and practice of engineering. are required to Weeks 8 and 9 Week 12 consider the social implications of their actions. assessment. • Understand the risk management process stakeholder exposure to and acceptability of and have a broad understanding of contract Ethics and accountability the residual risks law to reduce project challenges and • Ethics and decision making • Managing change and the impact of change improve project outcomes • The role of the chartered / professional on the risk profile of the project engineer • Analyze the engineering design process and • The barriers to the rational analysis of risk • Legal accountability of the chartered / the critical need for judgement evaluations and change professional engineer within the design process • Leadership and communication Week 10 • Understand the necessity for continuous • Purpose and requirements for a Code of Contract Law professional development and the social Professional Conduct • The legal basis of a contract responsibility of engineers to the • Rules. • Qualitative Methods • Design review Furthermore. practice. 23 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . and the appropriate use of ability to communicate solutions effectively computerization to others these models Week 2 • Determination of the risk appetite. Risk Management Professional Development and Social and practice continuous professional • The six key principles of risk management responsibility development to ensure that they remain abreast • Hard and soft benefits of risk management • Continuous Professional Development of best practice at all times. leading to the development of ‘thinking one’s way through a problem to a solution’ • Identification and evaluation of solutions Controlling the Engineering Design and then communicating that solution in an • Selecting and implementing the ‘optimum’ Process effective and efficient manner. • The risk landscape. impact and probability of occurrence. mitigation measures. absences of consensus. literature surveys. known ‘knowns’ to • The social responsibility aspects of The unit material also addresses the key areas that unknown ‘unknowns’ engineering need to be considered in conducting research. quantitative. and Introduction • Have a clear understanding of what residual risks • What is engineering? engineering is and understand the ethical • Risk ownership. the legal aspects of the contract. modelling and probabilistic. • The risk spectrum. identification of risks. the and budget • Overview of Research engineering design process and how this should • Design report requirements and the • Quantitative Methods associated benefits be controlled. • Gathering information and evidence • Breach of a contract • Evaluating and interpreting information There is an exploration of the qualities which the • Termination and transfer of rights and • Determining biases and information obligations chartered/professional engineer requires to accuracy develop in his/her critical thinking and problem • Visualizing the problem holistically. communication. and the • Risk management assessment required methodologies to clearly communicate methodologies. solution • The engineering design process The role which the chartered/professional engineer Weeks 5. 6 and 7 • Risks and opportunity analysis needs to undertake in the process of risk • Performance of design work to programme Research Methodology management. risks and interconnectivity of risks requirements. are also examined. consideration is given to the • Literature Review • Quality control and peer review of requirement that chartered/professional • Research Proposal engineering computations engineers act ethically at all times. internal and external including the evaluation of the research proposal. are accountable for their actions. logic. Week 11 solving abilities. deterministic vs. model • The generic risk management process development.Unit 12: ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND PRACTICE (MXX601) Duration: 12 weeks THE PROGRAM You Will Be Able To: Week 1 inherent risks.

It is anticipated that there will be continued demonstration of preparation student will be expected to read and review considerably more than in each of the draft thesis report with new work submitted each week. this unit will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills – with creativity and Session 2: Quantitative Methods initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further • Research using quantitative methods learning. It does require a significant amount of dedicated and persistent work • Theories/models/constructs/hypotheses/experiments to complete the thesis to the appropriate level. IEEE. This will enable the Project Thesis to proceed with a research. thesis proposal stating the problem. a preliminary literature Although it is assumed that all students would have covered research review. Literature Review Research methods are not specifically taught within this unit (apart from a • Referencing techniques (e. as well as through the research-based assignments within these units. evaluate. work history or serious interest in • Analysis of qualitative data contributing to a particular field. All projects will be reviewed by an academic panel to ensure that the project is at the level of a Masters Session 3: Qualitative Methods and Literature Review degree. however. including project management – with an emphasis on your specialist area • Articulate and present the thesis Overview THE PROGRAM In this unit the student has to draw upon the knowledge and skill base Students will submit a plan detailing progress reports and activities for developed in the preceding units. these meetings will increase near the end of the thesis period. Considerable additional material will be provided for further set up between the student and supervisor to discuss the progress of the reading by the student. The intensity of of the one hour interactive tutorial sessions. weekly meetings are to be hour each. Students are also permitted to choose their own project. It is through these • Ethical issues mini projects. The role of the supervisor is to guide and facilitate. and take a significant step forward in this research project. and theorize about developments that contribute to professional • Preliminary considerations practice or scholarship and to make a novel contribution to the field of • Research designs – quantitative/qualitative and mixed methods designs interest. objectives. in research techniques over three online sessions of approximately one It is expected that initially a minimum of one-hour. and to plan • Sampling strategies and issues and execute a substantial research-based project.Unit 13: project THESIS (MSR700) Duration: 24 weeks You Will Be Able To: • Develop a research culture • Develop the ability to integrate knowledge into the successful execution of a project • Use research tools to support the work • Apply your knowledge base to any of the unit areas previously covered. The rigor. The • Writing the proposal structure of the Masters program is such that there are a number of mini • Writing ideas projects integrated into the other independent units. This will lead to the throughout this program. • Qualitative methods (only brief coverage) the project will have to be approved by the academic panel to ensure • Research using qualitative methods academic integrity. and to ensure continued guidance and maintenance of academic strong underpinning of the essentials of best practice in research. This prior and required learning is drawn upon and extended literature review to understand the current level of knowledge in the chosen field. A typical BE recognized by Engineers Australia would expect a graduate to have studied research methods (either as an independent unit or integrated Conclusion into the program) and also have completed a substantive undergraduate The process for development of a thesis will initially require an in-depth thesis. future career goals. that research skills are taught and built upon incrementally. (between parameters) • Use of analytic models Students are allowed to choose a project from a given set of projects • Use of statistical software provided by the Learning Support Officer. It is important that the topic selected is aligned with the • Sampling strategies student’s interest. followed by a clear definition of the proposed topic. • Inferential and deductive processes in the scientific method As a significant research component of the program. capstone experience • Survey of advanced statistical methods for identifying associations and/or piece of scholarship. applying technical and communication skills to design. Session 1: Overview of Research analyze. a wide ranging but brief introduction is given on good practice should be detailed at this point. An achievable time line methodologies thoroughly during their Bachelor of Engineering program (or for completion of the individual goals leading to completion of the thesis equivalent). with high level personal autonomy and accountability.g. implement. it is his/her Writing Strategies wisdom that is made available to the student to complete the thesis. 24 V0004 CRICOS IPC 03567C • Higher Education ID PRV14008 • ACN 135 762 426 . methods to be applied and resources required. APA or Harvard) brief overview) as this is a capstone unit drawing these skills from previous Research Proposal units.

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