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This course focuses on advances in hydrogen safety technologies, including but not limited to prevention and mitigation strategies.

Summary

This course focuses on advanced hydrogen safety technologies, including breakthrough prevention and mitigation strategies and novel engineering solutions for hydrogen systems and infrastructure. The state-of-the-art in safety of hydrogen production, distribution, storage, and use is addressed to equip participants with skills necessary to work in hydrogen industry and train colleagues in hydrogen safety.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201819/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-16046

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About this course

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About

This course aims to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of hydrogen safety technologies and innovative engineering solutions to provide hydrogen safety.
  • Create an environment where participants will be able to further their interest within specialist areas of hydrogen safety.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to evaluate different parameters of accident involving hydrogen using contemporary engineering tools and models.
  • Enable participants to estimate hazard distances for their selected harm criteria.
  • Develop the ability to deal with complex hydrogen safety engineering issues, involving but not limited to hydrogen releases and dispersion indoors, enclosure fires, deflagrations, pressure effects of blast wave and thermal effects of fireball after a tank rupture in a fire, thermal protection of storage vessels, etc.
  • Provide participants with a conceptual understanding of safety strategies to prevent and mitigate adverse effects of accidents involving hydrogen.
  • Critically evaluate and use results on current research in hydrogen safety.

Linked programmes

PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% coursework - two pieces of coursework focused on problem-based solutions and qualitative questions (50% each).

Attendance

This course is delivered fully online for 12 weeks starting 27 January 2020 with no on-campus attendance requirements.

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 27 January 2020
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 27 January 2020

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£983.40
England, Scotland, Wales
and the Islands:
£983.40

International:
£2,343.30

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/student/tuition-fees-payments

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

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