Master of Engineering - Safety and Risk Engineering

2 years
9,666 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

Concerns about safety and risk are crucial in a wide range of sophisticated engineering activities such as offshore operations, petroleum refining, and mineral processing. Today, a wide range of approaches are available to analyse safety, risk, and reliability, both in terms of design and day-to-day operations. The employment of these procedures is currently required by safety rules for hazardous installations and operations.

The MASc. and graduate diploma programmes in safety and risk engineering at Memorial University are designed to provide a thorough understanding of these methodologies and their application to a variety of real-world challenges. In Canada, this is the sole discipline of its sort.

It aims to give students with a solid foundation in both qualitative and quantitative safety and risk engineering, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge. Students will also be introduced to contemporary advances in analytical methodologies such as computer modelling of risk, reliability and safety concerns, dynamic risk analysis, and so on.

The programmes are designed for working professionals who want to improve their understanding and skills in safety and risk engineering. Engineers in the process industries, oil and gas service and operating firms, mineral processing, engineering consultancies, and government services would benefit from the information gained via the programmes.

The programmes are designed to increase knowledge and awareness of accident modelling, process safety, and offshore safety challenges. Engineering and human issues related to safety and risk assessment will also be discussed.

Program structure

Five core courses (three credit hours each)

  • Safety and Risk Engineering
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Advanced Safety and Risk Engineering
  • Probabilistic Methods in Engineering
  • Abnormal Situation Management, Fault Detection and Analysis


  • Tuition — 9,666 CAD

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD

Requirements for applicants

To be considered for admission, the minimum requirements will normally be a second-class engineering degree from a university of recognized standing.

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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