Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student
1. Can acquire the basic knowledge of safety in chemical process industry
2. Can identify the hazard of chemicals, chemical processes and apply ISD principles
3. Can develop and understand the safety management and culture
4. Can identify the risk of damages and accidents in chemical process industry and method of prevention
5. Can apply the hazard and safety analysis methods
6. Can identify fires and explosions, and design the preventions
7. Can use the methods and techniques to control the hazards and chemical process
8. Can apply the principles of environmental risk assessment processes and assess sustainability

Credits: 5

Schedule: 17.09.2021 - 16.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Golam Sarwar, Pekka Oinas

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Golam Sarwar, D.Sc. (Tech.)
University lecturer of plant design


CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Introduction of process safety, Inherent safety
    2. Hazard, risk, toxicology and industrial hygiene, legislations
    3. Fires and explosions; Dow FEI index and CEI index 
    4. Reliefs and relief equipment sizing
    5. Hazards identification methods, HAZOP, consequence modelling (QRA)
    6. Active and passive safety
    7. Development of safety management and culture
    8. Human factor, Reach, ATEX
    9. Environmental risk assessment, LCA  approach and  sustainability

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, Exercises, Assignment and Seminar, Exam

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5cr = 135 h
    Lectures 24 h
    Exercises 24 h
    Seminar work 25 h
    Other independent studying and preparation for exam 59 h
    Exam 3 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture note, books

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.