Postgraduate Education Modules

This category contains the full learning materials for each of Risktec's university-validated modules.  It is necessary to complete an appropriate induction course before being granted access to these modules.  Each module will open to students on the scheduled start date.

Risk Reduction & ALARP

Outline:  This is a module within all three postgraduate programmes (PgCert, PgDip and MSc).  This course consists of approximately 16 hours self study followed by a lengthy period of research and writing, culminating in the submission of an assignment. Learners have 8 weeks to complete the module, which is worth 10 postgraduate credits.

Purpose:  ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable) is a commonly used but often misunderstood concept. The purpose of this module is to enable students to understand the hierarchy of risk reduction measures and the options for risk reduction in the project lifecycle. Students will be introduced to the concept of ALARP and how to demonstrate that risk has been reduced to ALARP levels.

Further Information: See the Training & Education pages of the Risktec website: Risktec.tuv.com

To Enrol: Please e-mail training@risktec.tuv.com or telephone +44 1925 611200.

Human Factors in Design & Operations

Outline:  This is a module within the PgDip and MSc programmes.  The course consists of approximately 16 hours self study followed by a lengthy period of research and writing, culminating in the submission of an assignment. Learners have 8 weeks to complete the module, which is worth 10 postgraduate credits.

Purpose:  To explain how an understanding of human abilities, limitations and needs can be applied to the design and assessment of tasks, equipment, systems and processes, in order to reduce human error, improve safety and increase efficiency. It also aims to highlight how and why human errors occur, and to describe the methods, tools and techniques that can be used to identify, analyse and reduce them.

Further Information: See the Training & Education pages of the Risktec website: Risktec.tuv.com

To Enrol: Please e-mail training@risktec.tuv.com or telephone +44 1925 611200.

MSc Project for DL08 and 09

Outline: This is a constituent module of the MSc in Risk & Safety Management.  It consists of approximately 500 hours of self study, researching and writing, culminating in the submission of a project 12,000 words in length.  Part-time learners have around 6 months to complete the module, which is worth 60 postgraduate credits.

Further Information:  See the Training & Education pages of the Risktec website: www.risktec.tuv.com or email training@risktec.tuv.com

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Risk Analysis

Outline: This is a module within all three postgraduate programmes (PgCert, PgDip and MSc). The course consists of approximately 16 hours self study followed by a lengthy period of research and writing, culminating in the submission of an assignment.  Learners have 8 weeks to complete the module, which is worth 10 postgraduate credits.

Purpose:  To provide a solid foundation in risk assessment tools, with an emphasis on qualitative risk assessment techniques.  The module delivers a critical review of well established qualitative risk assessment tools and also introduces some quantitative techniques.

Further Information:  See the module summaries in the Training & Education pages of the Risktec website: Risktec.tuv.com

To Enrol:  Please e-mail Training@risktec.tuv.com or telephone: +44 1925 611200.

MSc Project Overview

This is an overview of the MSc project module, for those PgDip students who are interested in carrying out an MSc and would like to know more about it.

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