M. Eng. in Health, Safety and Environment Engineering

M. Eng. in Health, Safety and Environment Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Health, Safety and Environment Engineering degree program (M. Eng. in HSE Engineering) is designed for the educational preparation of two types of professionals:

  • Engineering graduates who are currently working as engineers in industry and who intend to stay in that type of job, but who want to embed HSE in their engineering functions. These graduates will have diverse capabilities in the various aspects of HSE and will use this knowledge to manage risk as they devise optimal engineering and operational solutions within the constraints of regulatory mandates and best practices.
  • Engineering graduates who wish to assume varying levels of HSE responsibilities in one or more aspects of a company’s HSE department/program. These graduates will have sufficient background to assume the role of a general HSE engineering practitioner/ manager while possessing additional capabilities in any one of the offered HSE areas of concentrations.

The objectives of the Master of Engineering in HSE Engineering program are to:

  1. Provide graduates with sufficient scientific and engineering breadth to design and develop innovative solutions to HSE problems in occupational settings.
  2. Provide a pool of highly educated graduates who can utilize their acquired knowledge to enhance the competitive edge of their employer.
  3. Provide graduates with outstanding education, management skills and knowledge to further their career aspirations.
  4. Provide graduates with effective communication and teamwork skills to function successfully in their careers.
  5. Provide graduates with a quality education committed to excellence and innovation that fosters leadership, professionalism and life-long learning.

Upon completion of the Master of Engineering in HSE Engineering program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Successfully anticipate, recognize, evaluate hazardous conditions and work practices in the overall areas of HSE, hazard control in production systems, industrial hygiene, system safety, risk management, environmental, fire protection, hazardous waste, QHSE program management and ergonomics and human factors.
  2. Successfully develop/implement engineering and administrative control strategies for identified hazardous conditions and work practices in the overall areas of HSE, hazard control in production systems, industrial hygiene, system safety, risk management, environmental, fire protection, hazardous waste, security and emergency management, HSE program management, and human factors.
  3. Produce professional-quality technical summaries/reports.
  4. Clearly express their ideas and thoughts through professional presentations.
  5. Successfully function as members of teams working towards achieving solutions to defined problems.
  6. Develop research skills relevant to the disciplines within HSE.

Overall Structure and Requirements

The M. Eng. in HSE Engineering program consists of a minimum of 32 credit hours. The required program credits are distributed as follows: 23 credits of Program Core courses and 9 credits of Program Elective courses. A student may organize the selection of the elective courses to follow an area of concentration (AOC) within the broad field of HSE. In such cases, the AOC will be noted on the student’s transcript. The table below presents a summary of the M.Eng. in HSE Engineering degree program structure and requirements. All the M.Eng. in HSE program courses with the exception of the 1-credit research course and the 1-credit scientific and technical writing communications course, have a credit rating of three credits each.

Summary of M. Eng. in HSE Degree Program Structure and Requirements

Category Credits Required
Program Core – Courses 21
Program Core – Research Methods in HSE 01
Program Core – Scientific and Technical Writing 01
Program Electives for AOC 09
Total 32

Program Requirements

Students seeking the degree of M.Eng. in HSE must successfully complete a minimum of 32 credited hours as specified in the categories detailed in this section, with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0.

Program Core (23 credits)

Students must complete the courses listed below:

  • COMM 601 Scientific and Technical Writing
  • HSEG 601          Introduction to HSE Engineering
  • HSEG 602          Industrial Hygiene Engineering
  • HSEG 604          Hazard Control in Production Systems
  • HSEG 605          System Safety Engineering and Risk Management
  • HSEG 606          Fire Protection Engineering
  • HSEG 608          QHSE Program Management
  • HSEG 611          Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering
  • HSEG 615          Research Methods in HSE

Program Electives (for AOC) (9 credits)

Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits of electives. The list of electives that students can select from includes any core courses not used to meet the HSEG Core requirement above as well as those listed below.

  • CHEG 631 Process Plant Safety
  • ELEG 693 Power System Grounding and Safety*
  • HSEG 607 Industrial Security and Disaster Preparedness
  • HSEG 610 Hazardous Waste Management
  • HSEG 612 Construction Safety Management
  • HSEG 613 Analysis and Design of Air Pollution Control Systems
  • HSEG 614 Analysis and Design of Water Pollution Control Systems
  • MEEG 677 Sustainable Energy Production and Utilization*
  • PEEG 693 Environmental Control Technologies Industries*
  • MEEG 689 STP in MEEG: Non-Destructive Testing*
  • Courses from other programs as approved by the HSE program coordinator*  Courses currently approved from other programs**  Can be substituted for HSEG 605, but cannot be taken for credit if HSEG 605 is taken.

Study Plan

Typical study plans for full-time and part-time students enrolled in the M. Eng. in HSE program are shown below. Each student is expected to select the courses in consultation with her/his academic advisor.

Typical Study Plan for Full-Time Students
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
  • HSEG 601 (Core)
  • HSEG 602 (Core)
  • HSEG 605 (Core)
  • HSEG 604 (Core)
  • HSEG 606 (Core)
  • HSEG 611 (Core)
Year 2
  • HSEG 608 (Core)
  • Elective course 1
  • Elective course 2
  • Elective Course 3
  • HSEG 615 (Core)
  • COMM 601 (Core)
Typical Study Plan for Part-Time Students
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
  • HSEG 601 (Core)
  • HSEG 602 (Core)
  • HSEG 604 (Core)
  • HSEG 606 (Core)
Year 2
  • HSEG 605 (Core)
  • HSEG 608 (Core)
  • COMM 601 (Core)
  •  HSEG 611 (core)
  • HSEG 615 (Core)
  • Elective course 1
Year 3
  • Elective course 2
  • Elective course 3