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Graduate Certificate: Safety Engineering Core Course Topics

Core Course Topics

The required curriculum for the Safety Engineering Certificate offered by our Industrial Engineering Department includes 9-credits of core courses:

  • IE 2301 - Introduction to Safety Engineering
    Introduction to safety engineering" provides a basis to assist students in understanding and applying the scientific and engineering principles associated with the field of safety engineering. Specifically, the course will provide a background in, information on and application exercises in the natural, chemical and physical laws and forces associated with safe design and implementation of work-related tasks and industrial and construction projects.
  • IE 2302 - Engineering for Process Safety
    Engineering for process safety provides for a basic understanding of the quantitative and qualitative analysis methods of process safety engineering and process safety management. The course also provides guidance in planning, implementing and managing an overall process safety management program. It includes coverage of such applicable science and engineering principles as risk, human reliability, fault logic, failure modes, incident cost and prediction. The course is presented in an applied format where several different types of industries are discussed such as oil and chemical, pharmaceuticals, defense, nuclear, aerospace, paper, information technology and manufacturing industries.
  • IE 2303 - Work Design
    This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn and use standard industrial tools commonly used in analyzing, troubleshooting, and designing work spaces and work processes. It includes the concepts of cost effectiveness, functional effectiveness, human interface design and characterization, analysis and improvement of productivity. These tools and design methodologies include human information processing, basic auditory and visual displays, cost models, facility layout and network transportation and delivery systems, cognitive engineering, anthropometry and musculoskeletal principles, cumulative trauma disorders, work measurement and time and motion analysis.

The remaining 6 credits can be fulfilled through elective options across departments, allowing students to customize their studies to their professional pursuits. Specific online course elective topics include: electric power, nuclear engineering, and construction management. For further information, click here to download our program description flyer.

  • BIOE 2725 - Design for Injury Prevention

  • CEE 2201 - Construction Cost Estimating
  • CEE 2202 - Construction Scheduling
  • CEE 2203 - Construction Methods & Equipment
  • CEE 2204 - Construction Law & Risk Management
  • CEE 2205 - Construction Finance & Cost Control
  • CEE 2206 - Construction & Cost of Electrical Systems
  • CEE 2207 - Construction & Cost of Mechanical Systems
  • CEE 2230 - Building Information Modeling

  • ECE 2250 - Power Electronics Circuits & Applications
  • ECE 2646 - Linear System Theory
  • ECE 2774 - Power Systems Analysis II*
  • ECE 2777 - Power System Transients I*
  • ECE 2778 - Advanced Power Electronics - FACTS and HVDC
  • ECE 2780 - Renewable and Alternative Energy Systems
  • ECE 2781 - Smart Grid Technologies and Applications
  • ECE 2795 - Special Topics - Continuous additions in line with industry opportunities and trends
    • Advanced Electric Machines and Drives
    • Electric Distribution System Engineering II
    • Microgrids and Distributed Energy Resources
    • Protective Relaying and Automation
    • Power Magnetics

*Prerequisite required

  • ME/ENGR 2100 - Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering
  • ME/ENGR 2101 - Nuclear Core Dynamics
  • ME/ENGR 2102 - Nuclear Plant Dynamics & Control
  • ME/ENGR 2103 - Integration of Nuclear Plans with the Reactor Core
  • ME/ENGR 2104 - Nuclear Operations and Safety
  • ME/ENGR 2105 - Integrated Nuclear Power Plant Operations - on-campus only
  • ME/ENGR 2106 - Nuclear Quality Assurance Management
  • ME/ENGR 2110 - Nuclear Materials
  • ME/ENGR 2112 - Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry
  • ME/ENGR 2113 - Radiation Detection and Measurement - on-campus only
  • ME/ENGR 2115 - Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Nuclear Power Plants
  • ME/ENGR 2116 - Boiling Water Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics and Safety
  • ME/ENGR 2118 - Computational Radiation Transport
  • ME/ENGR 2120 - Mathematical Modeling of Nuclear Plants
  • ME/ENGR 2122 - Management Principles in Nuclear Power
  • ME/ENGR 2125 - Case Studies in Nuclear Codes & Standards
  • ME/ENGR 2130 - Environmental issues & Solutions for Nuclear Power

*Prerequisite required

Available online courses and course descriptions can be found via our course catalog.