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Hydrogen Safety Courses

This fully online program consists of two modules:

  • Module 1 (ENE821)
  • Module 2 (ENE825)

Each module worth 30 Credit points.

Completion of both modules results in 60 Credit points and leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development (Hydrogen Safety).

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

Key Information

Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23



The cost of the program for each academic year is adjusted on an annual basis and is different for EU and International student.

The price is calculated based on the fee rate per credit point which can be found on our Student Finance Site.

Another option is to search “Hydrogen” in our online prospectus and select the appropriate module for prices update.

Short summary of the modules

  • Principles of Hydrogen Safety

    “Principles of Hydrogen Safety” module focuses on the fundamentals of hydrogen safety science and engineering.

    It combines a variety of disciplines in an engineering framework 'Principles of Hydrogen Safety' that includes but not limited to relevant Regulation Codes and Standards (RCS).

    Insight into these principles is developed and explained to enable a student to:

    • understand the origin and phenomenology of hydrogen safety problems involving hydrogen properties related to safety
    • unscheduled releases and dispersion of expanded and under-expanded jets
    • permeation
    • ignition mechanisms
    • microflames
    • hydrogen jet fires
    • hazard distances
    • effect of hydrogen on materials, etc.

    The case studies are the part of the module to reinforce the best practice in hydrogen safety.

  • Hydrogen Safety Technologies

    “Hydrogen Safety Technologies” module builds on and develops further the knowledge acquired in module “Principles of hydrogen safety”.

    It focuses on advances in hydrogen safety technologies, including but not limited to prevention and mitigation techniques, as well as novel safety strategies and engineering solutions to provide inherently safer deployment of hydrogen systems and infrastructure.

    You will learn how to:

    • design hydrogen ventilation systems
    • prevent civil structures from demolition by the pressure peaking phenomenon and deflagrations
    • deal with cryogenic and liquefied hydrogen systems
    • understand pressure and thermal effects of indoor jet fires
    • mitigate deflagrations and deflagration-to-detonation transition
    • prevent accidents with hydrogen storage
    • assess hazard distances from blast wave and fireball after tank rupture in a fire
    • perform quantitative risk assessment
    • use computational fluid dynamics as contemporary tool for hydrogen safety engineering, etc.

    The teaching and learning on both modules will be underpinned by using contemporary engineering tools of online e-Laboratory of Hydrogen Safety.