Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Graduate Certificate: Safety Engineering Introduction

Pitt's Graduate Certificate Program in Safety Engineering bridges the considerable gap between safety professionals and engineers. In light of a changing workforce this online program is not only anchored in engineering concepts, but also aims to instill in our students an unwavering commitment to the culture of safety.

This interdisciplinary program is 15-credits: 3 required courses and 2 electives. Our electives allow a student to customize coursework to their individual interests and industry. Additionally, our state of the art online technology provides students with the flexibility to complete this program while maintaining other personal and professional commitments. As emphasized by our Program Director, Dr. Joel M. Haight, “The safety engineer is a critical role that requires an individual to understand, characterize, quantify, and fix complex hazards of dynamic industrial processes. In today’s complex working environments, whether an assembly line, hospital, or nuclear plant, safety engineering maintains worker health, ensures efficiency and helps to reduces costs.” 

Our curriculum meets organizational staff training needs by building a technical base of competency to address safety engineering concerns across disciplines. This certificate is applicable for engineering staff with safety responsibilities AND non-engineering safety professionals seeking to further develop their safety engineering capabilities. Pitt’s commitment to partnering with regional and national organizations not only allows companies to satisfy their staff training needs, but further enhances the innovation and research that will engineer the future.