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 and sustainability in chemical process industry
2. Can identify the hazard of chemicals, chemical processes and apply ISD principles which offers a sustainable process design
3. Can develop and understand the safety management, culture & sustainability in the chemical plant.
4. Can identify the risk of damages and accidents in chemical process industry and method of prevention
5. Can apply the risk, 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 in chemical process
8. Can apply the principles of environmental risk assessment processes and assess sustainability

Credits: 5

Schedule: 04.09.2023 - 05.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

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 & sustainability
    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 analysis & QRA
    6. Active and passive safety
    7. Development of safety management, culture and sustainability
    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 & presentation 25 h
    Other independent studying and preparation for exam 59 h
    Exam 3 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    A course implementation may be cancelled if the number of students enrolled to the course implementation does not meet the required minimum of five students. In the case of cancelled course implementations, the students enrolled to them must be provided with an alternative way of completing the course or be advised to take some other applicable course.