Process Safety (Chemical Engineering)

University of Aberdeen


Foresterhill Campus


The University of Aberdeen School of Engineering has focused on safety related teaching and research for over 25 years and has established itself as one of the key centres for safety engineering. Process Safety is the latest addition to the suite of industry relevant engineering MSc degree programmes for individuals who have the desire and skills to become qualified Process Safety Engineers.

Working closely with leading industry organisations and IChemE, the university has developed a truly distinctive and leading MSc Process Safety degree programme for students with a Chemical Engineering background, or with a Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering background, with good chemical/chemistry knowledge.

Entry Requirements

2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth in Chemical Engineering; or a 2:1 in Mechanical or Petroleum Engineering with evidence of strength in key aspects of Chemical Engineering.

Those with a High 2:2 Honours degree in Engineering may also be considered if they can demonstrate 2+ years of relevant experience.

Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics and Thermodynamics.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Physical Science



SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy