This new and innovative BEng (Hons) degree combines the professional engineering discipline of Safety Engineering with Emergency Planning and Disaster Management. Increasing concerns over climate change and energy security, the resultant new technologies, and the growing threat of natural and manmade disasters mean that today’s engineers are facing a new set of challenges. This degree will equip engineers with specialist skills to design structures and systems to withstand potential disasters in the natural and the built environment. The nature of disasters may include those caused by extreme weather such as flooding, forest fires or earthquakes, or industrial incidents including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear accidents, or acts of terrorism. There is nothing that can be done to completely prevent disasters from occurring. However, it is possible to devise migratory steps against disaster with intelligent and professional emergency management practices.
One year industrial placement is an integral component of the degree. On graduation a further qualification known as a Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) is awarded to students who satisfactorily complete their placement. Students register initially on the BEng programme but may transfer to the MEng (Hons) Safety Engineering and Disaster Management if an average of 60% or more is achieved in second year.
Graduates will be employable across a wide range of industries as safety is an integral component in almost every sector. Graduates will have a solid background in fundamental engineering subjects with the career opportunities that those skills bring. Roles include positions in engineering consultancies, regulatory bodies, aid and advisory agencies, roles in local, regional and national government departments and agencies, NGOs, utility providers, and the civil service.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- GCSE/National 4/National 5
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Access to HE Diploma
Grades / Points
To include two from: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, ICT, Technology or Engineering.Candidates offering only ICT and/or Geography as the subject requirement are invited to interview.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
Ulster University is at the heart of Northern Ireland, with campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown (Greater Belfast) and Derry~Londonderry (Magee campus). It offers an extensive range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level via full-time or part-time study. With over 25,000 students, it is one of the larger universities in the UK and the largest on the island of Ireland.