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This course focuses on the fundamentals of hydrogen safety applicable to existing and foreseeable hydrogen and fuel cell systems and infrastructure.

Summary

This course focuses on the fundamentals of hydrogen safety science and engineering. This course combines a variety of disciplines in an engineering framework 'Principles of Hydrogen Safety' that includes but not limited to relevant RCS. Insight into these principles is developed to enable the participant to understand the origin and phenomenology of hydrogen safety problems involving unscheduled releases and dispersion of expanded and under-expanded jets, ignition mechanisms, microflames, hydrogen jet fires and associated hazard distances, etc. Case studies reinforce the best practice 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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This course aims to:

  • Provide participants with an understanding of theories and methodologies that form the fundamentals of hydrogen safety engineering so that they may undertake professional activities, including but not limited to consultancy, research and scholarship.
  • Provide an appropriate knowledge base of the state-of-the-art in hydrogen safety engineering and key regulatory issues pertaining to hydrogen safety.
  • Provide participants with up-to-date knowledge in hydrogen releases and dispersion, ignition, flames and jet fires, permeation and embrittlement etc.
  • Develop a capability for independent learning to expand participants' knowledge in the principles of hydrogen safety, and to understand how the boundaries of knowledge in this field are advanced through research.
  • Provide participants with a conceptual understanding of the principles of hydrogen safety so that they will be able to critically evaluate and use research information for the provision of hydrogen safety, e.g. hazard distances, through relevant case studies.
  • Develop particicipants with the ability to deal with complex hydrogen safety problems involving releases and dispersion, ignitions and jet fires by applying the principles of hydrogen safety and using contemporary engineering tools.

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 23 September 2019 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

  • 23 September 2019
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

  • 23 September 2019

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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