Safety Science and Engineering (083700)

Program Introduction

The Safety Science and Engineering is a new multi-disciplinary program, combining with modern industrial production and mainly focusing on the law and mechanism of accident hazards, forecasting and identification methods for safety hazards or unsafe factors, and theories and technologies for accident prevention, risk reduction, etc.

The Safety Science and Engineering program at the China University of Petroleum, Beijing is authorized to award the first-level doctoral degree, with the national feature discipline of safety engineering, oil and gas production safety research center of State Administration of Work Safety, and the first-level safety training institutions for the state production safety. It has formed a full-time cultivation system for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in safety engineering and a continuing education system for off-campus working staff in production safety training.

The program has more than 20 full-time faculties, including eight professors, five associate professors, and seven lecturers. Out of all the faculties, there is a government special allowance expert, a member of the Academic Council of the State Council, a New Century Excellent Talent and a Beijing Science and Technology Talent. They formed an active team of different ages with strong scientific research and teaching abilities.

By taking the multi-disciplinary advantage in the oil industry of China University of Petroleum-Beijing, combining with oil and gas safety science engineering technology, and taking the research and development of new theories and new technologies of oil and gas production safety as the core, the program has formed four characteristic research areas, including safety monitoring and intelligent diagnosis, oil and gas production accidents prevention and risk control, oil and gas production equipment failure analysis and integrity management and offshore oil equipment and operational safety technology and theory. The research areas cover safety science and technology problems associated with offshore and land oil and gas resources exploration, exploitation, storage, processing, and refining system and other major oil and gas production processes, forming the basis for the whole process of oil and gas safety production.

Taking the third period of 211 project as an development opportunity, the program has invested a number of internationally-advanced software and hardware experimental systems, gradually built an Oil and Gas Production Accident Prevention and Control Base Laboratory of State Safety Production Technology Support System, seven provincial laboratories or centers, such as the HSE Laboratory built with the China National Petroleum Corporation in recent years. The program has become a comprehensive oil and gas safety engineering research, high-level personnel training and academic exchange base with basic device supporting systems and modern testing technologies. It provides comprehensive technologies and personnel for the state safe energy construction and the sustainable oil and gas industry.


The graduates are required to have high degree of social responsibility and humanitarian spirit, rigorous and realistic scientific attitude, excellent work ethic as well as safety science theoretical basis and in-depth expertise, including modern mathematics, information technology, oil and petrochemical technology, disaster control, safety engineering, safety protection, and management, etc. The graduates are also required to understand the latest progress of theoretical research and learn about the current status and development direction of safety production at home and abroad. The graduates should have strong abilities to carry out scientific research and solving practical problems in safety production areas. They should master at least a foreign language, be able to read professional data in a foreign language as well as have related writing skills and be able to conduct academic exchanges. The graduates should have the ability to take up scientific research and development, engineering design or taking high-level jobs of safety technology development, design, risk assessment and safety management in industrial enterprises and management departments.

Research Areas

  1. Safety Monitoring and Intelligent Diagnostic Engineering
  2. Oil and Gas Production Accident Prevention and Risk Control Theory and Technology
  3. Oil and Gas Production Equipment Failure Analysis and Integrity Management
  4. Offshore Oil Equipment and Operational Safety Technology and Theory

Program Length

Three years.


Credits: total credits ≥30, credits of degree courses≥18, maximum ≤36.

Public Basic Courses
  • Chinese Language
  • Introduction to China
Major Basic Courses
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Application of Statistical Methods
  • Mathematical-Physical Methodology
  • Fuzzy Mathematics
Major Required Courses
  • Oil and Gas Safety Engineering Frontier
  • Signal Analysis and Processing
  • Risk Engineering
  • Deepwater System Reliability and Safety
  • Elastic-Plastic Mechanics
  • Mechanical Vibration
Required Procedure
  • Literature Review and Proposal
Elective Courses
  • Safety Engineering Oil and Gas HSE Case Study
  • Integrated Safety Engineering Experiments
  • Subsea Pipeline Design
  • Safety Engineering Information and Networking Technology
  • Design and Application of Safety Monitoring System
  • Mechanical Fault Diagnosis
Supplementary Course
  • Advanced Engineering Mechanics
  • Combustion and Explosion
  • Safety Ergonomics
  • Petroleum Engineering Safety Technology
  • Chemical Safety
  • Security Systems Engineering

Note: Students are allowed to choose elective courses in other programs based on supervisor’s advice.


Follow the relevant regulation of the China University of Petroleum-Beijing.

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
3 years
31,000 CNY
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