The essenscia Safety Engineering Chair supports KU Leuven’s Masters’ Safety Engineering programme. The chair was inaugurated at KU Leuven on 13 November 2009 and renewed on 7 November 2014.
The Masters in Safety Engineering meets the existing needs and growing demand for safety experts coming from society and industry.
One of its goals is to promote high-quality education in the field of industrial process safety and it is internationally oriented. The programme trains students in prevention policy and safety management systems; the safety of products, processes and installations; qualitative risk analysis techniques; and fire and explosion safety.
The programme is structured on a modular basis, with a common compulsory part and a part in which students may choose between two options:
-Process Safety: students interested mainly in the technical aspects of safety may select this option, which is directed towards the study of safe and reliable plant operation.
-Prevention: this option includes non-technical aspects, refers to the local Belgian context and leads to the Certificaat Preventieadviseur Niveau 1 as defined by Belgian law.
A condensed 1 week ‘Advanced master class on process safety’ is also available.