SAChE Certificate Program Level Three (Advanced) Curriculum

These advanced courses are designed to expand upon the content of level two by going into more detail on various topics that will be relevant to students who are just about to graduate and venture into the real world.

There are four categories of courses. They cover (1) Quantitative Methods and Hazard Assessment; (2) Safe Design and Operation & Equipment Hazards; (3) Material Hazards; and (4) Management. A few of the courses exist already, but additional courses are planned, and some existing ones will be updated:

Qualitative Methods and Hazard Assessment

Safe Design and Operation & Equipment Hazards

Material Hazards

Management

Other courses planned include: (1) Reactor Runaway and Overpressure Protection (updated), (2) Dust Explosions (updated), (3) Damage Mechanisms: Asset Integrity and Reliability, (4) Facility Siting, (5) Risk Based Process Safety  - Commit to Process Safety, (6) Risk Based Process Safety - Manage Risk: Training and Procedures, (7) Risk Based Process Safety - Manage Risk: Asset Integrity, (8) Risk Based Process Safety - Learn from Experience, (9) Ethics, (10) Biological Hazards, (11) Human Factors, and (12) courses on “practical process safety”.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand quantitative methods (e.g., LOPA) in greater detail than in level-two courses
  • Understand equipment failure and damage mechanisms in greater detail than in level-two courses
  • Understand safe practices in design (e.g., inherently safer design, reactor pressure relief, facility siting) and in operations (e.g., asset integrity and reliability) in greater detail than in level-two courses
  • Gain a real-world understanding of what safety systems look like and how they function in greater detail than in level-two courses
  • Understand material hazards for common chemicals, dusts and biological agents
  • Understand the management elements of Risk-Based Process Safety: Commit to Process Safety, Manage Risk and Learn from Experience

Getting Started

These advanced courses are designed specifically for senior students looking for jobs after graduation. They will help students be better prepared to tackle hazards associated with specific industries and situations. Not all courses will necessarily be applicable for all students at this advanced level, so they should be taken as needed or assigned.