Graduate Certificate - Safety Engineering

Safe engineering systems protect the health of workers and the public, preserve the environment, and improve the profitability of industrial facilities. The Graduate Certificate in Safety Engineering is a program of study that focuses on methods to reduce risks, prevent accidents, and/or mitigate the consequences to acceptable levels. Risk reduction is accomplished by identifying hazards with unacceptable consequences and then reducing the probability of occurrence (accident reduction) and/or reducing the consequences to acceptable levels (mitigation).  The program of study consists of four courses: two required core courses and two courses selected from a specialization track.

For prerequisites regarding the courses below, please visits the Catalog of Courses provided by the Registrar's Office.

Core Courses

ChE 5130/EngMgt 5312 Risk Assessment and Reduction
Safe, secure manufacturing facilities protect the health of employees and the public, preserve the environment, and increase profitability. Methods for systematically identifying hazards and estimating risk improve the safety performance and security of manufacturing facilities.

Eng Mgt 5316 Safety Engineering Management
This course is an introduction to the principles of safety engineering applied to industrial situations. Job safety analysis, reduction of accident rates, protective equipment, safety rules and regulations, environmental hazards, health hazards, and ergonomic hazards are covered.

Specialization Tracks (select one track consisting of two courses)

  • Chemical/Metallurgical Process Safety
    • Required:
      • ChE 5140 Intermediate Chemical Process Safety 
    • Choose one of course from the following four:
      • ChE 5305 Hazardous Material management
      • ChE 5190/EE 5350 Plantwide Process Control
      • IS&T 5885 Human Computer Interaction
      • Met Eng 5630 Environmental Aspect of Metals Manufacturing
  • Safety Engineering Management
      • EngMgt 5713 Management and Methods in Reliability
      • SysEng 6110 Function-Based Risk Analysis
  • Process Control Systems
      • EE 5870 Mechatronics
      • EE 5350/ChE 5190 Plantwide Process Control
      • EE 5340 Advanced PLC
      • ChE 5140 Intermediate Chemical Process Safety
      • CompE 5420 Introduction to Network Security
  • Nuclear Process Safety
      • IS&T 5885 Human Computer Interaction
      • NucEng 4207 Nuclear Fuel Cycle
      • NucEng 4229 Nuclear Power Plant Systems
      • NucEng 4347 Radiological Engineering
      • NucEng 4281 Probabilistic Risk Assessment I 
      • NucEng 6223 Nuclear Reactor Safety
  • Nuclear Material Safety
    •    Required:
      •      NucEng 4312 Nuclear Radiation Measurement & Spectroscopy
    • Choose one course from the following five:
      • NucEng 4207 Nuclear Fuel Cycle
      • NucEng 4347 Radiological Engineering
      • NucEng 4363 Applied Health Physics
      • NucEng 4365 Radiation Protection Engineering
      • NucEng 6331 Radiation Shielding
  • Radiological Health & Safety
    • Required
      • NucEng 4363 Applied Health Physics 
    • Choose one course from the following five
      • NucEng 4207 Nuclear Fuel Cycle
      • NucEng 4347 Radiological Engineering
      • NucEng 4365 Radiation Protection Engineering
      • NucEng 6331 Radiation Shielding 
  • Human Factors 
    • Required
      •  EngMgt 4330 Human Factors
    • Choose one course from the following three
      • BioSci 4383 Toxicology
      • Psych 4700 Industrial Psychology
      • Psych 4730 Theory of Reliability 
  • Reliability
    • EngMgt 5713 Management and Methods in Reliability
    • Stat 5120 Statistical Method
    • Stat 6570 Theory of Reliability 


Admission Requirements
This certificate program is open to all persons holding a BS, MS, or PhD degree with a degree in Engineering or physical science with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and who have a minimum of 12 months of professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.

Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designated courses. In order to receive a Graduate Certificate, the student must have an cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses. Once admitted into the program, a student will be given three years to complete the program.

Students admitted to the Certificate Program will have non-degree graduate status but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete. If the four-course sequence is completed with a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses, they will be admitted to the appropriate MS program if they apply. The Certificate course taken by students admitted to the MS program will count towards their master’s degree. Students who do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to take the courses in the Certificate Program will be allowed to take "bridge" courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal Certificate courses.  

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure
‎‎Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program. The disclosure information is based on data from the 2010-11 school year (defined as the period between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011).