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Process safety technology

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120

Introduction

Objectives and content

The process industry in Norway (oil/gas, chemical, metallurgy etc.) is export oriented and has a major impact on the economy of our country. However, raw materials, intermediate product, finished product, and the many different processes involved may represent a risk of accidents and safety efforts are therefore a high priority. Key tasks include prevention and control of explosions, fires, heat emitting chemical reactions ("run-away") and emissions of toxic / corrosive substance. Research tasks are often carried out in close cooperation with external agencies, particularly GexCon AS, Bergen, one of the leading research environments in the world in the fields of oil mist, dust and gas explosions, both experimentally and theoretically.

The Master¿s programme in process safety technology gives a broad basic understanding of current challenges in the field. The work with the master thesis involves analysing measurements and evaluating the results in light of the hypotheses that are tested. The study will give experience with oral and written presentation of results and theories, and training to read and evaluate relevant scientific literature.

The Degree

The master's programme leads to the degree Master of Science in Process Technology. It is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits).

What you Learn

Learning Outcomes

After a completed Master¿s degree in Process safety technology the candidate should:

Knowledge

  • explain the phenomena, concepts and theories related to the combustion of gases, liquids and particles
  • explain methods for prevention and control of various types of explosions (gas, mist or dust) in the industry on land and at sea
  • describe the area classification and design of electrical equipment for use in hazardous area
  • have knowledge of the use of risk analysis as a tool for decision
  • set up and perform simple explosion calculations with simulation software
  • show that one has good knowledge in process safety technology in general, and specialized insight in a smaller area connected to the Master degree project

Skills

  • carry out an independent, limited research project under supervision, but with a large degree of independence and own initiative, and in coherence with good ethical conduct
  • manage and present scientific data, discuss precision and accuracy and use programming tools to analyse and process data
  • analyse problems in process safety technology and discuss ways to explore these with the aid of theory and experimental methods
  • orient oneself in the scientific community and collect, analyse and utilize necessary knowledge and tools needed to carry out a research project
  • analyse and critically evaluate scientific sources of information and apply these to structure and formulate reasoning and new ideas within process safety technology
  • analyse, interpret and discuss own results in a scientifically sound and critical way, and in light of data and theories within his/her own field

General knowledge

  • be able to analyse scientific problems in general and participate in discussion about different ways to address and solve problems
  • give good written and oral presentation of scientific topics and results
  • communicate scientific problems, analyses and conclusions within process safety technology, both to specialists and the general public
  • be able to reflect over central scientific problems in his/her own work and other people¿s work

demonstrate understanding and respect for scientific values like openness, precision and reliability

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

This programme is avalible for citizens from within the European Union/EEA/EFTA.

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:

Application procedure

For more information about the application procedure please see:

For Norwegian applicants (Application deadline 15 April / 1 November)

http://www.uib.no/matnat/57454/opptak-til-masterstudium-ved-det-matematisk-naturvitenskapelige-fakultet

For international applicants residing in Norway (Application deadline 15 April / 1 November) http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/54992/international-master-applicants-residing-norway

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Semester

Autumn (main uptake) and spring.

Admission Requirements

A first degree (bachelor's degree) of three or four years duration from an approved institution of higher education, as well as proficiency in the English language.

Your bachelor's degree must include courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Competence in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics are especially important.

Who may apply

The master's programme in Process Technology is only open for Norwegian applicants and international applicants residing in Norway.

Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Process Technology may apply for this programme. Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in other fields of study can also be assessed if their degree includes enough mathematics, physics, chemistry, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The average grade of an international bachelor's degree has to be at least 2nd class, upper division/B (correspond to a Norwegian grade C).

After each application deadline receives the master's programme in Process Technology many more applications than there is available places. Applicants will therefore be ranked according to their grades and the academic content of their bachelor degree.

More information

About the programme

See full study plan

Contact

Department of Physics and Technology

Email to the Study Section: studie.ptek@uib.no