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Safety Engineering BEng (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : BCC

To include two from Mathematics Physics, Chemistry, Geography, ICT, Biology, Engineering, Life and Health Sciences (single or double award) or Technology (incl Environmental Tech/Environmental Science/Technology & Design/Design & Technology/Digital Technology).Applicants presenting Biochemistry, Computing Science and Aerospace Engineering along with one of the main AL subjects may be subject to interview.Applicants can satisfy the requirement for one of the A level grades (or equivalent) by substituting a combination of


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Ulster University

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    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Since 2012, Ulster University has been home to the Confucius Institute in Northern Ireland, winning the accolade of Confucius Institute of the Year in 2016.
With a dedicated staff member on each campus, the International Student Experience team are well placed to provide pastoral support to students from arrival.

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