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Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering MSc Heriot-Watt University

Department of Civil Engineering

Next start date: Jan 2016 more start dates
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14 reviews
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Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering MSc: The course aims to provide students with an understanding of safety, risk and reliability engineering in both a qualitative and quantitative manner, and to develop the skills to apply this understanding; the course will also introduce students to recent developments in analytical techniques, e.g. computer modelling of risk, reliability and safety problems.


Risk assessment and safety management; systems reliability; learning from disasters; safety, risk and reliability; fire safety, explosions and process safety; data analysis and simulation; human factors methods; environmental impact assessment; dissertation.

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Starting Length Attendance Details Where Class size Price

Jan 2016

2 - 7 years

No attendance for this course No application date provided This is a distance learning course
£1050 per module

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For MSc level entry applicants must have a minimum of 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For Postgraduate Diploma level entry applicants must have a 3rd Class Honours Degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area plus 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification; cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree plus 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation. If English is not the applicant’s 1st language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.


Postgraduate Qualification (MSc)

Awarding body

Heriot-Watt University

Subject areas

Risk Management, Reliability / Quality Engineering

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great !!
by Matthew - January 2015

Ideal for those wishing to be leaders in their industry. The course balances theory and practice to induce an effective way of learning. I would highly recommend for professionals looking to boost their careers.

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Unique mix: Built Environment / Textiles/Fashion!
by Alex - May 2014

This course benefits from the best of both worlds: technical, CAD and applied lasses with buIlt environment student in Edinburgh, and concept/context/studio design with the creative textiles and fashion students in Galashiels. This is a relatively new course and growing all the time, it's a great chance to leave your mark on the university. Because there's direct entry to 3rd year there are a variety of students and you learn a lot from the other students in your class and their earlier experience/college courses. The third year course is a series of controlled design projects of various scales/sites, the fourth year is a thesis design project set by you yourself, so you can specialise and concentrate on something that specifically interests you- which is great. The tutors have a lot of time for you, you can contact them by email, and there's time each week for 1-to-1- sessions as well as class seminars and lectures.

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Excellent choice for career development
by Nurlan - January 2015

The reason why I chose this course lies in reputation of the School as a provider of world-class education, with reputable professors and high standarts of teaching. The program content forges close links to current industry, by instance, inviting real-life CEOs and industry experts to teaching process. I highly recommend this course to anybody who intends to boost the career and seeks for development opportunities.

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So far, best choice I've ever made
by Nurlan - January 2015

When I decided to change my career, I considered different options and finally chose Lean Six Sigma, a completely unknown area for me those days. I am happy today for that choice, because School and lecturers deliver an excellent course, bringing their vast personal experience and knowledge in addition to theoretical material. Truly world-class quality of teaching the high-demand continuous improvement culture of modern reality.

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by Dev - October 2014

The course has developed reputation of being quite difficult over the last few years as results (pass rates) have been consistently as low as 40 to 50 %. Selection of subjects for the course is quite good but some of the main courses such as Financial Markets, Financial Econometrics and Derivative Market and Pricing are not taught very well. The main element of the Derivative Markets and Pricing course is pricing part (for employment purpose) that includes Ito calculus and Black Scholes model of option pricing and this part has not been taught particularly well according to the past years students. Credit risk modelling part does not include any logistic regression type of techniques widely used in retail credit risk modelling and lacks application part required to find entry level jobs. Overall from talking to many students from past few years (MSc Financial Maths and others) who shared some of the courses with MSc ? QFRM, this course does not seem to help in finding employment as much as it claims in its advertisement.

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